Switching of biaxial synthetic antiferromagnets: A micromagentic study

  title={Switching of biaxial synthetic antiferromagnets: A micromagentic study},
  author={Michal Ackermann and Satoru Emori},
  journal={Journal of Applied Physics},
We simulate the switching behavior of nanoscale synthetic antiferromagnets (SAFs), inspired by recent experimental progress in spin-orbit-torque switching of crystal antiferromagnets. The SAF consists of two ferromagnetic thin films with in-plane biaxial anisotropy and interlayer exchange coupling. Staggered field-like Rashba spin-orbit torques from the opposite surfaces of the SAF induce a canted net magnetization, which triggers an orthogonal torque that drives 90$^\circ$ switching of the N… 

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