11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Adrian Popescu, The University of Maryland, Baltimore
Materials Science and Technology Division Seminar
Chemical and Materials Sciences Building (4100), Room C-301
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The current-induced torques in magnetic layers, with particular emphasis on spin torques between a ferromagnetic layer and a compensated antiferromagnetic layer of various symmetries, are considered. The general conditions under which these current induced torques can stabilize the out-of-plane configuration of the ferromagnet are provided, along with numerical results for specific models. The effects of phase breaking scattering and their experimental implications are also discussed.