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Tracking Random Walk of Individual Domain Walls in Cylindrical Nanomagnets with Resistance Noise

Singh, Amrita and Mukhopadhyay, Soumik and Ghosh, Arindam (2010) Tracking Random Walk of Individual Domain Walls in Cylindrical Nanomagnets with Resistance Noise. In: Physical Review Letters, 105 (6).

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Official URL: http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v105/i6/e067206

Abstract

The stochasticity of domain-wall (DW) motion in magnetic nanowires has been probed by measuring slow fluctuations, or noise, in electrical resistance at small magnetic fields. By controlled injection of DWs into isolated cylindrical nanowires of nickel, we have been able to track the motion of the DWs between the electrical leads by discrete steps in the resistance. Closer inspection of the time dependence of noise reveals a diffusive random walk of the DWs with a universal kinetic exponent. Our experiments outline a method with which electrical resistance is able to detect the kinetic state of the DWs inside the nanowires, which can be useful in DW-based memory designs.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 10:27
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/31483

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