Thermal vortex dynamics in thin circular ferromagnetic nanodisks

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dc.contributor.author Wysin, Gary M.
dc.contributor.author Figueiredo, W.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-08T19:31:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-08T19:31:59Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/14920
dc.description.abstract The dynamics of gyrotropic vortex motion in a thin circular nanodisk of soft ferromagnetic material is considered. The demagnetization field is calculated using two-dimensional Green’s functions for the thin-film problem and fast Fourier transforms. At zero temperature, the dynamics of the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation is simulated using fourth-order Runge-Kutta integration. Pure vortex initial conditions at a desired position are obtained with a Lagrange multipliers constraint. These methods give accurate estimates of the vortex restoring force constant k[subscript F] and gyrotropic frequency, showing that the vortex core motion is described by the Thiele equation to very high precision. At finite temperature, the second-order Heun algorithm is applied to the Langevin dynamical equation with thermal noise and damping. A spontaneous gyrotropic motion takes place without the application of an external magnetic field, driven only by thermal fluctuations. The statistics of the vortex radial position and rotational velocity are described with Boltzmann distributions determined by k[subscript F] and by a vortex gyrotropic mass m[subscript G] = G²/k[subscript F] , respectively, where G is the vortex gyrovector. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.86.104421 en_US
dc.rights ©2012 American Physical Society en_US
dc.subject Thermal vortex dynamics en_US
dc.subject Vortex restoring force en_US
dc.title Thermal vortex dynamics in thin circular ferromagnetic nanodisks en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.86.104421 en_US
dc.citation.epage 104421-16 en_US
dc.citation.issue 10 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics en_US
dc.citation.spage 104421-1 en_US
dc.citation.volume 86 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid wysin en_US

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