Spintronics in Micromagnetics

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The micromagnetic model has proven to be a reliable tool for the description of a variety of magnetic materials and systems. Classical micromagnetics describes the equilibrium and dynamics of magnetization configuration under the influence of magnetic fields and other material-specific energy contributions such as the exchange interaction. With the rise of spintronics, the interaction of spin-polarized currents with the magnetization has gained a lot of interest. This chapter aims to give an overview over extensions of the micromagnetic model for the description of spintronics effects.



The financial support by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Christian Doppler Laboratory for Advanced Magnetic Sensing and Materials, Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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