Observation of magnetic domain-wall dynamics transition in Co/Ni multilayered nanowires

Kab Jin Kim, D. Chiba, K. Kobayashi, S. Fukami, Michihiko Yamanouchi, H. Ohno, Soong Geun Je, Sug Bong Choe, T. Ono

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Abstract

We observe a transition of domain-wall (DW) dynamics in ferromagnetic wires made of Co/Ni multilayers by use of transport measurement. As the wire width reduces, DW dynamics exhibits a transition from dendrite growth to pure DW motion. The threshold width is found to be about 300 nm and strongly depends on the relative dragging direction of the magnetic field and the current on DW: parallel (antiparallel) direction results in much smaller (larger) threshold width. It should be considered as a building block for DW-motion-based device applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022407
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume101
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 9

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Kim, K. J., Chiba, D., Kobayashi, K., Fukami, S., Yamanouchi, M., Ohno, H., Je, S. G., Choe, S. B., & Ono, T. (2012). Observation of magnetic domain-wall dynamics transition in Co/Ni multilayered nanowires. Applied Physics Letters, 101(2), [022407]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4733667