Single array of magnetic vortex disks uses in-plane anisotropy to create different logic gates

H. Vigo-Cotrina, A. P. Guimarães

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Abstract

Using micromagnetic simulation, we show that in-plane uniaxial magnetic anisotropy (IPUA) can be used to obtain FAN-OUT, AND and OR gates in an array of coupled disks with magnetic vortex configuration. First, we studied the influence of the direction of application of the IPUA on the energy transfer time (τ) between two identical coupled nanodisks. We found that when the direction of the IPUA is along the x axis the magnetic interaction increases, allowing shorter values of τ, while the IPUA along the y direction has the opposite effect. The magnetic interactions between the nanodisks along x and y directions (the coupling integrals) as a function of the uniaxial anisotropy constant (Kσ) were obtained using a simple dipolar model. Next, we demonstrated that choosing a suitable direction of application of the IPUA, it is possible to create several different logic gates with a single array of coupled nanodisks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume441
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • Coupling integrals
  • Logic gates
  • Magnetic vortex
  • Thiele's equation
  • Uniaxial anisotropy

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