Current- and Field-Driven Domain Wall Motion in L- and C-Shaped Permalloy Nanowires With Different Wire Widths

Title
Current- and Field-Driven Domain Wall Motion in L- and C-Shaped Permalloy Nanowires With Different Wire Widths
Authors
Shin, K.H.; Jung, M.H.
Keywords
Anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR), domain wall (DW) motion
Issue Date
2008-11
Publisher
IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
Abstract
We investigated the pulse-current-driven and magnetic-field-driven domain wall (DW) motion in permalloy nanowires; with different shapes and wire widths. Two different nanowire types, 600 nm wide L- and 300 nm wide G shaped, were considered by means of magnetic force microscope and anisotropic magnetoresistance measurement. We confirmed that every time head-to-head vortex DWs were placed at the specific places as we intended for both types of nanowires. We found similar critical current densities (similar to 5 x 10(11) A/m(2)) and DW velocity (similar to 2.0 m/s) for both nanowires in spite of their different shapes and widths. Multiple vortex DWs were also observed when the applied current density exceeded only a few percent of the critical values. We also performed magnetic-field-driven DW propagations. From the pinning and depinning images and anisotropic magnetoresistance measurement, we found the magnetoresistance value of the single vortex type DW for the L-shaped permalloy nanowire.
URI
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/1656
ISSN
0018-9464
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College of Natural Science(자연과학대학) > Physics (물리학) > Journal Papers, Peports(물리학 학술논문, 보고서)
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