Simulating Resonant Magnetization Reversals in Nanomagnets

Jinho Lim*, Zhaohui Zhang, Anupam Garg, John Ketterson

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An efficient way to perform microwave-assisted switching of small ferromagnetic samples is studied. Magnetization reversals in cylindrical Yttrium Iron Garnet nanomagnets are simulated by applying a fixed-frequency transverse microwave field and a time-varying longitudinal applied field along the direction of the static field so as to continually match the precession frequency with the microwave frequency. The ideal form of microwave field is circularly polarized, and we also studied linearly polarized microwave fields since they are simpler to implement. Inhomogeneous modes nucleate in larger samples with dimensions several times larger than an exchange length which leads to incomplete switching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9265276
JournalIeee Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2021


  • Micromagnetic simulation
  • Pi pulses in a ferromagnet
  • Suhl instability
  • microwave assisted switching (MAS)
  • nonlinear FMR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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