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Research group on simulation of magnetic nanostructres
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Our research group belongs to the Department of Applied Physics of the Faculty of Science at the University of Salamanca. We investigate spin dynamics in ferromagnetic nanostructures by means of computer simulations. The simulations are based on the theory of micromagnetism, an appropriate framework to describe magnetization on the nanoscale. We are interested in a variety of systems, such as spin valve nanopillars, magnetic tunnel junctions, metallic nanocontacts, ferromagnetic nanostrips, etc.


  • 18/11/2013: Two PhD positions available in our group starting March 2014, both of them funded by the European Commission through the WALL Initial Training Network (PITN-GA-2013-608301). Applications via WALL website.


  • 23/09/2013: WALL kick-off meeting took place in Torino on September 26-27

Recent publications

  • Current-driven domain wall motion along high perpendicular anisotropy multilayers: The role of the Rashba field, the spin Hall effect, and the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction
    E. Martinez, S. Emori, G. S. D. Beach
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 072406 (2013)
  • Excitation of spin waves by a current-driven magnetic nanocontact in a perpendicularly magnetized waveguide
    G. Consolo, L. Lopez-Diaz, B. Azzerboni, I. Krivorotov, V. Tiberkevich, A. Slavin
    Phys. Rev. B 88, 014417 (2013)
  • Current-driven dynamics of chiral ferromagnetic domain walls
    S. Emori, U. Bauer, S-M. Ahn, E. Martinez, G. S. D. Beach
    Nature Mater. 12, 611 (2013)
  • Switching of a single ferromagnetic layer driven by spin Hall effect
    G. Finocchio, M. Carpentieri, E. Martinez, B. Azzerboni
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 212410 (2013)
  • Optimized cobalt nanowires for domain wall manipulation imaged by in situ Lorentz microscopy
    L. A. Rodrıguez, C. Magen, E. Snoeck, L. Serrano-Ramon, C. Gatel, R. Cordoba, E. Martınez-Vecino, L. Torres, J. M. De Teresa, M. R. Ibarra
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 022418 (2013)