Numerical study of spin relaxation by thermal fluctuation: Effect of shape anisotropy

K. J. Lee, N. Y. Park, T. D. Lee

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Effects of the shape anisotropy on the thermally activated spin relaxation have been investigated using the stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation. The relaxation times of a noninteracting particle and a thin film were compared with each other. In a noninteracting particle, the relaxation time largely increased with the shape anisotropy when the damping constant was smaller than a certain critical value. In this study, the critical damping constant was 0.02. However, the effect of the shape anisotropy on the energy barrier was negligible in a thin film. All of these results can be explained from the effect of magnetostatic interaction that is enhanced by precession motion at low damping constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7460-7462
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11 II
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials-Intermag Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 2001 Jan 72001 Jan 11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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