Spin textures patterned via thermally assisted magnetic scanning probe lithography for magnonics

Daniela Petti, Edoardo Albisetti, Giacomo Sala, Raffaele Silvani, Marco Madami, Silvia Tacchi, Simone Finizio, Sebastian Wintz, Annalisa Calò, Xiaorui Zheng, Jörg Raabe, Elisa Riedo, Riccardo Bertacco

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Magnonics represents a promising alternative to conventional electronics for the development of energy efficient computing platforms. In this context, the nanoscale engineering of spin textures is highly appealing for the development and realization of new nanomagnonic device concepts. Here, we show that reconfigurable nanopatterned spin textures can be used to manipulate spin waves. Magnetic domains and domain walls are written by thermally assisted magnetic scanning probe lithography (tam-SPL) in exchange bias systems. In such structures, we demonstrate through microfocused Brillouin Light Scattering and time resolved scanning transmission X-ray microscopy measurements, the channeling and propagation of confined spin waves. This work opens the way to the use of engineered spin-textures as building blocks of magnonics computing devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpintronics XI
EditorsJean-Eric Wegrowe, Henri-Jean Drouhin, Manijeh Razeghi, Henri Jaffres
ISBN (Electronic)9781510620353
StatePublished - 2018
EventSpintronics XI - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2018Aug 23 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherSpintronics XI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Brillouin Light Scattering (BLS)
  • Magnonics
  • domain wall
  • exchange bias
  • scanning probe lithography
  • scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM)
  • spin-waves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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