Relaxation-free and inertial switching in synthetic antiferromagnets subject to super-resonant excitation
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Applications of magnetic memory devices greatly benefit from ultra-fast, low-power switching. Here we propose how this can be achieved efficiently in a nano-sized synthetic antiferromagnet by using perpendicular-to-the-plane picosecond-range magnetic field pulses. Our detailed micromagnetic simulations, supported by analytical results, yield the parameter space where inertial switching and relaxation-free switching can be achieved in the system. We furthermore discuss the advantages of dynamic switching in synthetic antiferromagnets and, specifically, their relatively low-power switching as compared to that in single ferromagnetic particles. Finally, we show how excitation of spin-waves in the system can be used to significantly reduce the post-switching spin oscillations for practical device geometries.
Condensed Matter Physics
Research subject Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-187472OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-187472DiVA: diva2:930444
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2014-4548
QC 201605242016-05-242016-05-242016-05-24Bibliographically approved