We report on a micromagnetic study on domain wall (DW) propagation in ferromagnetic nanotubes. It is found that DWs in a tubular geometry are much more robust than ones in flat strips. This is explained by topological considerations. Our simulations show that the Walker breakdown of the DW can be completely suppressed. Constant DW velocities above 1000 m/s are achieved by small fields. A different velocity barrier of the DW propagation is encountered, which significantly reduces the DW mobility. This effect occurs as the DW reaches the phase velocity of spin waves (SWs), thereby triggering a Cherenkov-like emission of SWs.
Fast domain wall dynamics in magnetic nanotubes: Suppression of Walker breakdown and Cherenkov-like spin wave emission
Ming Yan, Christian Andreas, Attila Kákay, Felipe García-Sánchez, Riccardo Hertel; Fast domain wall dynamics in magnetic nanotubes: Suppression of Walker breakdown and Cherenkov-like spin wave emission. Appl. Phys. Lett. 19 September 2011; 99 (12): 122505. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3643037
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