Nanomechanical magnetization reversal

Alexey A. Kovalev, Gerrit E.W. Bauer, Arne Brataas

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The dynamics of the ferromagnetic order parameter in thin magnetic films is strongly affected by the magnetomechanical coupling at certain resonance frequencies. By solving the equation of motion of the coupled mechanical and magnetic degrees of freedom we show that the magnetic field induced magnetization switching can be strongly accelerated by the lattice and illustrate the possibility of magnetization reversal by mechanical actuation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number167201
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 29


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