Spin-torque shot noise in magnetic tunnel junctions

A. L. Chudnovskiy, J. Swiebodzinski, A. Kamenev

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Abstract

A spin polarized current may transfer angular momentum to a ferromagnet, resulting in a spin-torque phenomenon. At the same time the shot noise, associated with the current, leads to a nonequilibrium stochastic force acting on the ferromagnet. We derive a stochastic version of the Landau-Lifshitz- Gilbert equation for a magnetization of a "free" ferromagnetic layer in contact with a "fixed" ferromagnet. We solve the corresponding Fokker-Planck equation and show that the nonequilibrium noise yields to a nonmonotonic dependence of the precession spectrum linewidth on the current.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number066601
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume101
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 8 2008

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