Simulation of magnetization switching by electric-field manipulation of magnetic anisotropy

D. Chiba, Y. Nakatani, F. Matsukura, H. Ohno

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Abstract

Electrical anisotropy modulation was recently observed in ferromagnetic semiconductors and metals. The authors have investigated magnetization switching through magnetic anisotropy modulation induced by external electric field by means of simulation. Macrospin simulation using Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation shows that switching is possible by controlling magnetic anisotropy for appropriate sets of parameters. The condition for quasistatic magnetization switching is also presented, in which magnetization direction is determined to minimize the magnetic free energy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number192506
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume96
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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