A new approach to (quasi) periodic boundary conditions in micromagnetics: The macrogeometry

  • Fangohr H
  • Bordignon G
  • Franchin M
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Abstract

We present a new method to simulate repetitive ferromagnetic structures. This macrogeometry approach combines treatment of short-range interactions (i.e., the exchange field) as for periodic boundary conditions with a specification of the arrangement of copies of the primary simulation cell in order to correctly include effects of the demagnetizing field. This method (i) solves a consistency problem that prevents the naive application of three-dimensional periodic boundary conditions in micromagnetism and (ii) is well suited for the efficient simulation of repetitive systems of any size.

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Authors

  • Hans Fangohr

  • Giuliano Bordignon

  • Matteo Franchin

  • Andreas Knittel

  • Peter A J De Groot

  • Thomas Fischbacher

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