Current-driven domain wall motion in CoCrPt wires with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

Hironobu Tanigawa, Kouta Kondou, Tomohiro Koyama, Kunihiro Nakano, Shinya Kasai, Norikazu Ohshima, Shunsuke Fukami, Nobuyuki Ishiwata, Teruo Ono

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We report the direct observation of current-driven domain wall (DW) motion in a CoCrPt wire with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. Magnetic force microscopy showed that a single DW introduced in the wire is displaced back and forth by positive and negative pulsed current. This is the first demonstration of the current-driven DW motion in a metallic magnetic wire with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in the absence of a magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number011301
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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