Time resolved studies of edge modes in magnetic nanoelements (invited)
Keatley, Paul Steven
Journal of Applied Physics
American Institute of Physics
Micromagnetic simulations have been performed to investigate the frequencies and relative amplitudes of resonant magnetic modes within nanomagnetic elements of varying size that have been previously studied by time resolved Kerr magnetometry. The magnetic response of a nanoscale element generally consists of the edge and center localized modes. For 2.5 nm thick elements, a crossover from center to edge mode excitation occurs as the element size is reduced to less than 220 nm. Additional modes appear in the spin wave spectrum as the thickness of the element is increased. The frequency of the edge mode is particularly sensitive to the strength of the exchange interaction, dipolar interactions with nearest neighbor elements, and rounding of the corners of the element. Simulations with in-plane pulsed fields show that the edge mode becomes dominant in elements of somewhat larger size, emphasizing the importance of the edge mode in technological applications. (C) 2006 American Institute of Physics.
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Vol. 99 (8), article 08F306