A theory of voltage-induced control of magnetic domain walls propagating along the major axis of a magnetostrictive nanostrip, tightly coupled with a ceramic piezoelectric, is developed in the framework of the Landau–Lifshitz–Gilbert equation. It is assumed that the strains undergone by the piezoelectric actuator, subject to an electric field generated by a dc bias voltage applied through a couple of lateral electrodes, are fully transferred to the magnetostrictive layer. Taking into account these piezo-induced strains and considering a magnetostrictive linear elastic material belonging to the cubic crystal class, the magnetoelastic field is analytically determined. Therefore, by using the classical traveling-wave formalism, the explicit expressions of the most important features characterizing the two dynamical regimes of domain-wall propagation have been deduced, and their dependence on the electric field strength has been highlighted. Moreover, some strategies to optimize such a voltage-induced control, based on the choice of the ceramic piezoelectric material and the orientation of dielectric poling and electric field with respect to the reference axes, have been proposed.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.