Moving magnets in a micromagnetic finite-difference framework

Ilari Rissanen, Lasse Laurson

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We present a method and an implementation for smooth linear motion in a finite-difference-based micromagnetic simulation code, to be used in simulating magnetic friction and other phenomena involving moving microscale magnets. Our aim is to accurately simulate the magnetization dynamics and relative motion of magnets while retaining high computational speed. To this end, we combine techniques for fast scalar potential calculation and cubic b-spline interpolation, parallelizing them on a graphics processing unit (GPU). The implementation also includes the possibility of explicitly simulating eddy currents in the case of conducting magnets. We test our implementation by providing numerical examples of stick-slip motion of thin films pulled by a spring and the effect of eddy currents on the switching time of magnetic nanocubes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number053301
Pages (from-to)1-8
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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