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Suppression of Dynamically Induced Stochastic Magnetic Behaviour through Materials Engineering

Broomhall, T.J.; Rushforth, A.W.; Rosamond, M.C.; Linfield, E.H.; Hayward, T.J.


T.J. Broomhall

M.C. Rosamond

E.H. Linfield

T.J. Hayward


Stochastic behaviour fundamentally limits the performance and reliability of nanomagnetic devices. Typically, stochastic behaviour is assumed to be the result of simple thermal activation, but it may also be "dynamically induced" i.e. a direct result of the spatial and temporal complexity of magnetisation dynamics. In this paper, we show how materials engineering can be used to comprehensively suppress dynamically induced stochasticity. Using the dynamics of magnetic domain walls in Ni80Fe20 nanowires as a case study we show how manipulation of the Gilbert damping constant via doping with the rare earth element Terbium dramatically simplifies domain wall dynamics. This allows us to obtain quasi-deterministic behaviours from systems that nominally exhibit exceptionally high levels of stochasticity.


Broomhall, T., Rushforth, A., Rosamond, M., Linfield, E., & Hayward, T. (2020). Suppression of Dynamically Induced Stochastic Magnetic Behaviour through Materials Engineering. Physical Review Applied, 13(2),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 15, 2020
Online Publication Date Feb 14, 2020
Publication Date 2020-02
Deposit Date Feb 3, 2020
Publicly Available Date Feb 14, 2020
Electronic ISSN 2331-7019
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 2
Article Number 024039
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