Recent studies reveal that domain walls in magnetic nanostructures can serve as compact, energy-efficient spin-wave waveguides for building magnonic devices that are considered promising candidates for overcoming the challenges and bottlenecks of today's CMOS technologies. However, imprinting long strip-domain walls into magnetic nanowires remains a challenge, especially in bent geometries. Here, through micromagnetic simulations, we present a method for writing strip-domain walls into bent magnetic nanowires using spin-orbit torque. We employ Y-shaped magnetic nanostructures as well as an S-shaped magnetic nanowire to demonstrate the injection process. In addition, we verify that the Y-shaped nanostructures that incorporate strip-domain walls can function as superb spin-wave multiplexers and that spin-wave propagation along each conduit can be controllably manipulated. This spin-wave multiplexer based on strip-domain walls is expected to become a key signal-processing component in magnon spintronics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)