We numerically compute current-induced spin-transfer torques for antiferromagnetic domain walls, based on a linear response theory in a tight-binding model. We find that, unlike for ferromagnetic domain-wall motion, the contribution of adiabatic spin torque to antiferromagnetic domain-wall motion is negligible, consistent with previous theories. As a result, the nonadiabatic spin-transfer torque is a main driving torque for antiferromagnetic domain-wall motion. Moreover, the nonadiabatic spin-transfer torque for narrower antiferromagnetic domain walls increases more rapidly than that for ferromagnetic domain walls, which is attributed to the enhanced spin mistracking process for antiferromagnetic domain walls.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics