Low Temperature Physics: 41, 739 (2015); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4930973
Физика Низких Температур: Том 41, Выпуск 9 (Сентябрь 2015), c. 949-955    ( к оглавлению , назад )

The classical two-sublattice Landau–Lifshitz–Bloch equation for all temperatures

P. Nieves1, U. Atxitia2, R.W. Chantrell3, and O. Chubykalo-Fesenko1

1Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, CSIC, Cantoblanco, Madrid 28049, Spain
E-mail: oksana@icmm.csic.es

2Fachbereich Physik and Zukunftskolleg, Universität, Konstanz D-78457, Germany

3Department of Physics, University of York, York YO105DD, U.K.

Received April 21, 2015


Micromagnetic modeling has proved itself as a widely used tool, complimentary in many respects to experi-mental measurements. The Landau–Lifshitz equation provides a basis for this modeling, especially where the dynamical behaviour is concerned. However, this approach is strictly valid only for zero temperature and for high temperatures must be replaced by a more thermodynamically consistent approach such as the the Landau–Lifshitz–Bloch (LLB) equation. Here we review the recently derived LLB equation for two-sublattice systems and extend its derivation for temperatures above the Curie temperature. We present comparison with many-body atomistic simulations and show that this equation can describe the ultra-fast switching in ferrimagnets, observed experimentally.

PACS: 75.10.Hk Classical spin models;
PACS: 75. Magnetic properties and materials;
PACS: 75.78.–n Magnetization dynamics.

Ключевые слова: Landau–Lifshitz–Bloch equation, micromagnetic modeling, ferromagnets.

Published online: July 24, 2015