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Spin-orbit torques

Going in the right direction

A connection between low crystalline symmetry and the allowed symmetries of the current-induced torques generated through the spin–orbit interaction opens up their use in devices with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy.

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Figure 1: Current-induced spin polarization/separation processes for spin–orbit torques.

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Kurebayashi, H. Going in the right direction. Nature Phys 13, 209–210 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys3954

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