What is it about?

It tells about the progression of spin-orbit torques (SOTs) in 2D-TMDs. It explains all the hidden properties of TMDs as a source of spin current with a ferromagnet interface.

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Why is it important?

A monolayer of TMD is enough to produce sufficient SOTs for magnetization switching as compared to the bulk and unreliable features of existing heavy metals. The heavy metals have variable spin diffusion lengths at all different experiments, which is not the case in monolayer TMDs.

Perspectives

We provide the direction of how the layered material of different symmetry can be improved and integrated into the spin-orbit torque based memory applications.

Sajid Husain
Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales

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This page is a summary of: Emergence of spin–orbit torques in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides: A status update, Applied Physics Reviews, December 2020, American Institute of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/5.0025318.
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