Resonance in Magnetostatically Coupled Transverse Domain Walls
Physical Review B
American Physical Society
We have observed the eigenmodes of coupled transverse domain walls in a pair of ferromagnetic nanowires. Although the pair is coupled magnetostatically, its spectrum is determined by a combination of pinning by edge roughness and dipolar coupling of the two walls. Because the corresponding energy scales are comparable, the coupling can be observed only at the smallest wire separations. A model of the coupled wall dynamics reproduces the experiment quantitatively, allowing for comparisons with the estimated pinning and domain wall coupling energies. The results have significant implications for the dynamics of devices based on coupled domain walls.
This work was supported in part by the NSF MRSEC program under Grant No. DMR-0804244 and the NSF/NRI NEB program under Grant No. ECCS-1124831, as well as the EU Marie Curie IOF Project No. 299376 and the European Community Seventh Framework Programme Contract No. 247368: 3SPIN. Parts of this work were carried out in the Characterization Facility, University of Minnesota, which receives partial support from NSF through the MRSEC program.
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Vol. 90, Iss. 2, e024420