Extending spin-lattice simulations to submicron length scale: a study of temperature, singularities and antiferromagnetism in realistic magnetic nanostructures

01 October 2010 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
spin-lattice magnetism simulations
Project description

The goal of this project is to study realistic magnetic structures by scaling atomic resolution spin-lattice simulations to systems of hundreds of nanometers large. By doing so, many approximations of the widely used continuum-based micromagnetic framework disappear, making the theory applicable to a wider range of problems. In particular, it will allow us to study temperature effects, antiferromagnetism and singularity-mediated processes in nano-scaled magnetic systems.