Effect of ac on current-induced domain wall motion

W. J. Kim, T. D. Lee, S. H. Choa, S. M. Seo, K. J. Lee

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Saitoh [Nature (London) 432, 203 (2004)] have reported the experimental result showing the interplay of a transverse domain wall with an electrical ac of megahertz-range frequencies. They observed a single peak of resistance in the frequency range and interpreted it with a nonadiabatic spin torque. It was argued that an ac current can induce a micrometer-range displacement of domain wall. We reconstructed the experiment in micromagnetic simulations considering the local nonzero nonadiabatic spin torque. We could not observe either an explicit single peak in the frequency-dependent resistance or an eventual displacement of domain wall by use of an ac. It indicates the local nonadiabatic torque is inappropriate to explain the experimental results of ac-induced domain wall motion. Other approaches such as the nonlocal nonadiabatic spin torque may be needed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number09A504
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) through the National Research Laboratory Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (No. M10600000198-06J0000-19810).

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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