Current-induced domain wall motion in a nanowire with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

Soon Wook Jung, Woojin Kim, Taek Dong Lee, Kyung Jin Lee, Hyun Woo Lee

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We theoretically study the current-induced magnetic domain wall motion in a metallic nanowire with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. The anisotropy can reduce the critical current density of the domain wall motion. We explain the reduction mechanism and identify the maximal reduction conditions. This result facilitates both fundamental studies and device applications of the current-induced domain wall motion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number202508
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 30


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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