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Title: Spin-wave diode

A diode, a device allowing unidirectional signal transmission, is a fundamental element of logic structures, and it lies at the heart of modern information systems. The spin wave or magnon, representing a collective quasiparticle excitation of the magnetic order in magnetic materials, is a promising candidate for an information carrier for the next-generation energy-saving technologies. Here, we propose a scalable and reprogrammable pure spin-wave logic hardware architecture using domain walls and surface anisotropy stripes as waveguides on a single magnetic wafer. We demonstrate theoretically the design principle of the simplest logic component, a spin-wave diode, utilizing the chiral bound states in a magnetic domain wall with a Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, and confirm its performance through micromagnetic simulations. As a result, these findings open a new vista for realizing different types of pure spin-wave logic components and finally achieving an energy-efficient and hardware-reprogrammable spin-wave computer.
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Fudan Univ., Shanghai (China)
  2. Fudan Univ., Shanghai (China); Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012670; 2014CB921600; 2011CB925601; 2015CB921400
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. X
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2160-3308
American Physical Society
Research Org:
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; condensed matter physics; magnetism; materials Science
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1239527