In a recent investigation Sankey et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 227601 (2006)] demonstrated a technique for measuring spin-transfer-driven ferromagnetic resonance in individual ellipsoidal PyCu nanomagnets as small as 30 x 90 x 5.5 nm(3). In the present work, these experiments are analyzed by means of full micromagnetic modeling finding quantitative agreement and enlightening the spatial distribution of the normal modes found in the experiment. The magnetic parameter set used in the computations is obtained by fitting static magnetoresistance measurements. The temperature effect is also included together with all the nonuniform contributions to the effective field as the magnetostatic coupling and the Ampere field. The polarization function of Slonczewski [J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 159, L1 (1996)] is used including its spatial and angular dependences. Experimental spin-transfer-driven ferromagnetic resonance spectra are reproduced using the same currents as in the experiment. The use of full micromagnetic modeling allows us to further investigate the spatial dependence of the modes. The dependence of the normal mode frequency on the dc and the external field together with a comparison to the normal modes induced by a microwave current is also addressed.
|Titolo:||Micromagnetic modal analysis of spin-transfer-driven ferromagnetic resonance of individual nanomagnets|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.2710737|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|