We microscopically investigate the magnetic domain wall motion induced by current pulse application in a small in-plane magnetic field in U-shaped Permalloy wires by means of Lorentz microscopy together with simultaneous transport measurement. An in-plane magnetic field less than 7 Oe parallel to the wire direction in U-shaped geometry effectively works to impede bidirectional motion of the domain wall induced by current pulse application, i.e. to suppress the stochastic nature of the domain wall displacement. The present finding will provide practical and reliable ways of controlling and manipulating the domain wall dynamics, which are widely applicable in spintronic devices, especially when stochastic nature causes serious problems in device operation. Reliable manipulation of the magnetic state is discussed using the current-driven domain wall motion and domain nucleation in the magnetic wire device.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films