Mechanically driven domain wall movement in magnetoelastic nanomagnets

  • Théo Mathurin
  • Stefano GiordanoEmail author
  • Yannick Dusch
  • Nicolas Tiercelin
  • Philippe Pernod
  • Vladimir Preobrazhensky
Regular Article


Magnetic domain walls are fundamental objects arising in ferromagnetic materials, largely investigated both through micromagnetic simulations and experiments. While current- and field-based techniques for inducing domain wall propagation have been widely studied for fundamental understanding and application-oriented purposes, the possibility to manipulate domain walls using mechanical stress in magnetoelastic materials has only recently drawn interest. Here, a complete analytical model describing stress-induced transverse domain wall movement in ferromagnetic nanostripe with variable cross-section is presented. This approach yields a nonlinear integro-differential equation describing the magnetization field. Its numerical implementation, based on the nonlinear relaxation method, demonstrates the possibility to precisely control the position of a domain wall through mechanical action.


Solid State and Materials 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Théo Mathurin
    • 1
  • Stefano Giordano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yannick Dusch
    • 1
  • Nicolas Tiercelin
    • 1
  • Philippe Pernod
    • 1
  • Vladimir Preobrazhensky
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.International Associated Laboratory LEMAC/LICS: IEMN, UMR CNRS 8520, ComUE Lille Nord de France, ECLilleVilleneuve d’AscqFrance
  2. 2.Wave Research Center, Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia

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