A method for atomistic spin dynamics simulations: implementation and examples
2008 (English)In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 20, no 31, 315203- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a method for performing atomistic spin dynamic simulations. A comprehensive summary of all pertinent details for performing the simulations such as equations of motions, models for including temperature, methods of extracting data and numerical schemes for performing the simulations is given. The method can be applied in a first-principles mode, where all interatomic exchange is calculated self-consistently, or it can be applied with frozen parameters estimated from experiments or calculated for a fixed spin-configuration. Areas of potential application to different magnetic questions are also discussed. The method is finally applied to one situation where the macrospin model breaks down, magnetic switching in ultra strong magnetic fields.
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2008. Vol. 20, no 31, 315203- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-96079DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/20/31/315203ISI: 000257759600032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-96079DiVA: diva2:170541