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Nano Letters
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Demonstration of Nanosecond Operation in Stochastic Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

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Abstract

Magnetic tunnel junctions operating in the superparamagnetic regime are promising devices in the field of probabilistic computing, which is suitable for applications like high-dimensional optimization or sampling problems. Further, random number generation is of interest in the field of cryptography. For such applications, a device's uncorrelated fluctuation time-scale can determine the effective system speed. It has been theoretically proposed that a magnetic tunnel junction designed to have only easy-plane anisotropy provides fluctuation rates determined by its easy-plane anisotropy field and can perform on a nanosecond or faster time-scale as measured by its magnetoresistance's autocorrelation in time. Here, we provide experimental evidence of nanosecond scale fluctuations in a circular-shaped easy-plane magnetic tunnel junction, consistent with finite-temperature coupled macrospin simulation results and prior theoretical expectations. We further assess the degree of stochasticity of such a signal.

Date

25 Feb 2021

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Nano Letters

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