Magnetic normal mode calculations in big systems: A highly scalable dynamical matrix approach applied to a fibonacci-distorted artificial spin ice

Loris Giovannini, Barry W. Farmer, Justin S. Woods, Ali Frotanpour, Lance E. De Long, Federico Montoncello

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Abstract

We present a new formulation of the dynamical matrix method for computing the magnetic normal modes of a large system, resulting in a highly scalable approach. The motion equation, which takes into account external field, dipolar and ferromagnetic exchange interactions, is rewritten in the form of a generalized eigenvalue problem without any additional approximation. For its numerical implementation several solvers have been explored, along with preconditioning methods. This reformulation was conceived to extend the study of magnetization dynamics to a broader class of finer-mesh systems, such as three-dimensional, irregular or defective structures, which in recent times raised the interest among researchers. To test its effectiveness, we applied the method to investigate the magnetization dynamics of a hexagonal artificial spin-ice as a function of a geometric distortion parameter following the Fibonacci sequence. We found several important features characterizing the low frequency spin modes as the geometric distortion is gradually increased.

Original languageEnglish
Article number34
JournalMagnetochemistry
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021

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Keywords

  • Artificial spin ice
  • Dynamical matrix
  • Magnonic crystal
  • Spin waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Chemistry

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