Time-domain detection of current controlled magnetization damping in Pt/Ni81Fe19bilayer and determination of Pt spin Hall angle

A. Ganguly, R. M. Rowan-Robinson, A. Haldar, S. Jaiswal, J. Sinha, A. T. Hindmarch, D. A. Atkinson, A. Barman

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    Abstract

    The effect of spin torque from the spin Hall effect in Pt/Ni81Fe19rectangular bilayer film was investigated using time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr microscopy. Current flow through the stack resulted in a linear variation of effective damping up to ±7%, attributed to spin current injection from the Pt into the Ni81Fe19. The spin Hall angle of Pt was estimated as 0.11 ± 0.03. The modulation of the damping depended on the angle between the current and the bias magnetic field. These results demonstrate the importance of optical detection of precessional magnetization dynamics for studying spin transfer torque due to spin Hall effect.

    Original languageBritish English
    Article number112409
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume105
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 15 Sep 2014

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