Large amplitude vortex gyration in permalloy/ Bi2Se3 -like heterostructures

P. N. Skirdkov, K. A. Zvezdin, A. D. Belanovsky, J. M. George, J. C. Wu, V. Cros, A. K. Zvezdin

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We consider the excitation of large amplitude gyrotropic vortex core precession in a permalloy nanodisk by the torques originating from the in-plane microwave current flowing along the interface of the permalloy/Bi2Se3 heterostructures, in which the huge charge-to-spin conversion ratio is observed [A. Mellnik et al., Nature 511, 449 (2014)NATUAS0028-083610.1038/nature13534]. We consider analytically and by micromagnetic modeling the dependence of this excitation on the frequency and magnitude of the microwave current. The analogies of the vortex dynamics and the Landau phase-transition theory are demonstrated. These findings open the possibility to excite gyrotropic vortex motion with the current densities far lower than by any other means.

Original languageEnglish
Article number094432
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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