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Current-controlled propagation of spin waves in antiparallel, coupled domains.
Nat Nanotechnol ; 14(7): 691-697, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31011219
ABSTRACT
Spin waves may constitute key components of low-power spintronic devices. Antiferromagnetic-type spin waves are innately high-speed, stable and dual-polarized. So far, it has remained challenging to excite and manipulate antiferromagnetic-type propagating spin waves. Here, we investigate spin waves in periodic 100-nm-wide stripe domains with alternating upward and downward magnetization in La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 thin films. In addition to ordinary low-frequency modes, a high-frequency mode around 10 GHz is observed and propagates along the stripe domains with a spin-wave dispersion different from the low-frequency mode. Based on a theoretical model that considers two oppositely oriented coupled domains, this high-frequency mode is accounted for as an effective antiferromagnetic spin-wave mode. The spin waves exhibit group velocities of 2.6 km s-1 and propagate even at zero magnetic bias field. An electric current pulse with a density of only 105 A cm-2 can controllably modify the orientation of the stripe domains, which opens up perspectives for reconfigurable magnonic devices.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: Nat Nanotechnol Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: China