Spin dynamics of a magnetic antivortex: Micromagnetic simulations

Hao Wang, Charles E Campbell

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We report on a study of the dynamics of a magnetic antivortex in a submicrometer, asteroid-shaped, permalloy ferromagnet using micromagnetic simulations. As with vortex states in disk and square geometries, a gyrotropic mode was found in which a shifted antivortex core orbits about the center of the asteroid. Pulsed magnetic fields were used to generate azimuthal or radial spin wave modes, depending on the field orientation. The degeneracy of low-frequency azimuthal mode frequencies is lifted by gyrotropic motion of the antivortex core, and restored by inserting a hole in the center of the particle to suppress this motion. We briefly compare the dynamics of the vortex state of the asteroid to the antivortex. The size dependence of the antivortex modes is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number220407
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
StatePublished - Dec 19 2007


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