Pisa Modena - 15.06.2017 - Nano Colloquia: Pauli Virtanen
Thursday 15 June 2017 - 11:00 - NEST seminar room

Pauli Virtanen (NEST, NANO-CNR)
“Spin pumping and torque statistics in the quantum noise limit”

We analyze the statistics of charge and energy currents and spin torque in a metallic nanomagnet coupled to a large magnetic metal via a tunnel contact. We derive a Keldysh action for the tunnel barrier, describing the stochastic currents in the presence of a magnetization precessing with the rate ?. In contrast to some earlier approaches, we include the geometric phases that affect the counting statistics. We illustrate the use of the action by deriving spintronic fluctuation relations, the quantum limit of pumped current noise, and consider the fluctuations in two specific cases: the situation with a stable precession of magnetization driven by spin transfer torque, and the torque-induced switching between the minima of a magnetic anisotropy. The quantum corrections are relevant when the precession rate exceeds the temperature T, i.e., for ???kBT.

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