Spin motion of electrons during reflection from a ferromagnetic surface

W. Weber, S. Riesen, C. H. Back, A. Shorikov, V. Anisimov, H. C. Siegmann

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If electrons are reflected from a ferromagnet, the spin moves depending on the magnetization vector of the ferromagnetic surface. The spin motion, consisting of a precession around the magnetization direction and a rotation into it, is measured and explained in terms of the electronic band structure of the ferromagnet. If applications within a solid-state device are considered, sizeable transverse torques on the magnetization due to the spin precession can be expected.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100405
Pages (from-to)1004051-1004054
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes


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