Spin-Transfer-Torque driven magneto-logic OR, AND and NOT gates
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum 695547, India
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Revised: 3 May 2013
Published online: 11 July 2013
We show that current induced magneto-logic gates like AND, OR and NOT can be designed with the simple architecture involving a single nano spin-valve pillar, as an extension of our recent work on spin-torque-driven magneto-logic universal gates, NAND and NOR. Here the logical operation is induced by spin-polarized currents which also form the logical inputs. The operation is facilitated by the simultaneous presence of a constant controlling magnetic field, in the absence of which the same element operates as a magnetoresistive memory element. We construct the relevant phase space diagrams for the free layer magnetization dynamics in the monodomain approximation and show the rationale and functioning of the proposed gates. The flipping time for the logical states of these non-universal gates is estimated to be within nano seconds, just like their universal counter parts.
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