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Quenched Slonczewski windmill in spin-torque vortex oscillators

By V. Sluka, A. Kákay, A. M. Deac, D. E. Bürgler, R. Hertel and C. M. Schneider

Abstract

We present a combined analytical and numerical study on double-vortex spin-torque nano-oscillators and describe a mechanism that suppresses the windmill modes. The magnetization dynamics is dominated by the gyrotropic precession of the vortex in one of the ferromagnetic layers. In the other layer, the vortex gyration is strongly damped. The dominating layer for the magnetization dynamics is determined by the sign of the product between sample current and the chiralities. Measurements on Fe/Ag/Fe nanopillars support these findings. The results open up a new perspective for building high quality-factor spin-torque oscillators operating at selectable, well-separated frequency bands

Topics: info:eu-repo/classification/ddc/530
Publisher: APS
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.214422
OAI identifier: oai:juser.fz-juelich.de:150586

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