102 research outputs found

    Thermodynamic Magnon Recoil for Domain Wall Motion

    Full text link
    We predict a thermodynamic magnon recoil effect for domain wall motions in the presence of temperature gradients. All current thermodynamic theories assert that a magnetic domain wall must move toward the hotter side, based on equilibrium thermodynamic arguments. Microscopic calculations on the other hand show that a domain wall can move either along or against the direction of heat currents, depending on how strong the heat currents are reflected by the domain wall. We have resolved the inconsistency between these two approaches by augmenting the theory in the presence of thermal gradients by incorporating in the free energy of domain walls by a heat current term present in nonequilibrium steady states. The condition to observe a domain wall propagation toward the colder regime is derived analytically and can be tested by future experiments.Comment: Submitted with revision

    Magnetic spheres in microwave cavities

    Full text link
    We apply Mie scattering theory to study the interaction of magnetic spheres with microwaves in cavities beyond the magnetostatic and rotating wave approximations. We demonstrate that both strong and ultra-strong coupling can be realized for a stand alone magnetic spheres made from yttrium iron garnet (YIG), acting as an efficient microwave antenna. The eigenmodes of YIG spheres with radii of the order mm's display distinct higher angular momentum character that has been observed in experiments.Comment: 7 pages, 5 figure

    Cross-correlations mediated by Majorana bound states

    Full text link
    We consider the correlated parallel transport through two quantum dots which are tunnel-coupled to the ends of a semiconductor nanowire where the Majorana bound states (MBSs) may emerge under proper conditions. In terms of the cross-correlation of currents, we reveal unusual behaviors originated from the nonlocal MBSs, including such as the distinct symmetry and antisymmetry of the spectral density in response to the dot-level modulations, and the vanished cross correlation occurred when any of the dot-levels is in resonance with the Majorana zero mode