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Authors: Zázvorka, Jakub
Jakobs, Florian
Heinze, Daniel
Keil, Niklas
Kromin, Sascha
Jaiswal, Samridh
Litzius, Kai
Jakob, Gerhard
Virnau, Peter
Pinna, Daniele
Everschor-Sitte, Karin
Rózsa, Levente
Donges, Andreas
Nowak, Ulrich
Kläui, Mathias
Title: Thermal skyrmion diffusion used in a reshuffler device
Online publication date: 6-Nov-2019
Language: english
Abstract: Magnetic skyrmions in thin films can be efficiently displaced with high speed by using spin-transfer torques(1,2) and spin-orbit torques(3-5) at low current densities. although this favourable combination of properties has raised expectations for using skyrmions in devices(6,7), only a few publications have studied the thermal effects on the skyrmion dynamics(8-10). however, thermally induced skyrmion dynamics can be used for applications(11) such as unconventional computing approaches(12), as they have been predicted to be useful for probabilistic computing devices(13). in our work, we uncover thermal diffusive skyrmion dynamics by a combined experimental and numerical study. we probed the dynamics of magnetic skyrmions in a specially tailored low-pinning multilayer material. the observed thermally excited skyrmion motion dominates the dynamics. analysing the diffusion as a function of temperature, we found an exponential dependence, which we confirmed by means of numerical simulations. the diffusion of skyrmions was further used in a signal reshuffling device as part of a skyrmion-based probabilistic computing architecture. owing to its inherent two-dimensional texture, the observation of a diffusive motion of skyrmions in thin-film systems may also yield insights in soft-matter-like characteristics (for example, studies of fluctuation theorems, thermally induced roughening and so on), which thus makes it highly desirable to realize and study thermal effects in experimentally accessible skyrmion systems.
DDC: 530 Physik
530 Physics
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 08 Physik, Mathematik u. Informatik
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-593970
Version: Accepted version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: In Copyright
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Journal: Nature nanotechnology
Pages or article number: 658
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Publisher place: London
Issue date: 2019
ISSN: 1748-3395
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Publisher DOI: 10.1038/s41565-019-0436-8
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