Temperature-dependent micromagnetic model of the antiferromagnet Mn2Au: A multiscale approach

HIRST, Joel, ATXITIA, Unai, RUTA, Sergiu, JACKSON, Jerome, PETIT, Leon and OSTLER, Thomas (2022). Temperature-dependent micromagnetic model of the antiferromagnet Mn2Au: A multiscale approach. Physical Review B, 106 (9).

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Antiferromagnets (AFMs) are strong candidates for the future spintronic and memory applications largely because of their inherently fast dynamics and lack of stray fields, with Mn2Au being one of the most promising. For the numerical modeling of magnetic material properties, it is common to use ab initio methods, atomistic models, and micromagnetics. However, each method alone describes the physics within certain limits. Multiscale methods bridging the gap between these three approaches have been already proposed for ferromagnetic materials. Here we present a complete multiscale model of the AFM Mn2Au as an exemplar material, starting with results from ab initio methods going via atomistic spin dynamics (ASD) to an AFM Landau-Lifshitz-Bloch (AFM-LLB) model. First, bulk Mn2Au is modelled using a classical spin Hamiltonian constructed based on earlier first-principles calculations. Second, this spin model is used in the stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert to calculate temperature-dependent equilibrium properties, such as magnetization and magnetic susceptibilities. Third, the temperature-dependent micromagnetic parameters are used in the AFM-LLB. We validate our approach by comparing the ASD and AFM-LLB models for three paradigmatic cases: (i) damped magnetic oscillations, (ii) magnetization dynamics following a heat pulse resembling pump-probe experiments, and (iii) magnetic domain wall motion under thermal gradients.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevb.106.094402
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2022 15:12
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 10:15
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30728

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