Effect of spin relaxations on the spin mixing conductances for a bilayer structure. (arXiv:1802.02058v1 [cond-mat.mes-hall])

The spin current can result in a spin-transfer torque in the
normal-metal(NM)|ferromagnetic-insulator(FMI) or
normal-metal(NM)|ferromagnetic-metal(FMM) bilayer. In the earlier study on this
issue, the spin relaxations were ignored or introduced phenomenologically. In
this paper, considering the FMM or FMI with spin relaxations described by a
non-Hermitian Hamiltonian, we derive an effective spin-transfer torque and an
effective spin mixing conductance in the non-Hermitian bilayer. The dependence
of the effective spin mixing conductance on the system parameters (such as
insulating gap, \textit{s-d} coupling, and layer thickness) as well as the
relations between the real part and the imaginary part of the effective spin
mixing conductance are given and discussed. We find that the effective spin
mixing conductance can be enhanced in the non-Hermitian system. This provides
us with the possibility to enhance the spin mixing conductance.

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