TITLE

Simulating collective magnetic dynamics in nanodisk arrays

AUTHOR(S)
Bennett, A. J.; Xu, J. M.
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;4/14/2003, Vol. 82 Issue 15, p2503
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We study the magnetostatic interactions in planar arrays of single domain, magnetic disk nanostructures. We derive equations for the time evolution of magnetization and energy, and use these results to simulate the relaxation of these systems with a Monte-Carlo model. Our model confirms that relaxation of a one-dimensional array into one of its ground states occurs by propagating the inversion site along the line. A two-dimensional honeycomb array enters a metastable state of frustrated spiral domains due to the availability of low-energy configurational states. This model has potential application in the design of magnetic nanostructure systems for data storage and data processing applications.
ACCESSION #
9465086

 

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