Controlling magnetic domain wall positions with an external magnetic field and a low spin-polarized current in chamfered L-shaped ferromagnetic thin ribbons

Syuta Honda, Daiki Yamamoto, Tomokatsu Ohsawa, Toshiki Gushi, Keita Ito, Takashi Suemasu

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Abstract

Current-induced magnetic domain wall (DW) motion in ferromagnetic ribbons is utilized in spintronic devices. The direction of the motion changes in response to the sign of the spin-polarizability of the current through the ribbon. The DW motion is expected to measure the sign. In this study, we investigate the magnetic structures of chamfered L-shaped nano-ribbons using micro-magnetic simulations, and show that the position at which the DW is produced can be controlled by applying an external magnetic field with a low spin-polarized current (SPC). In particular, we use the material parameters of Fe4N and permalloy to simulate the magnetic structure of the ribbon. The DW can be produced at either of two locations in a chamfered corner of the ribbon, and disappears upon applying an external magnetic field. From this point, after the field is removed, a new DW is produced at either of two locations, and its position can be controlled by adjusting the low SPC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number385002
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Volume49
Issue number38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 24
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • L-shaped nano-ribbon
  • domain wall motion
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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