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Stiff modes in spinvalve simulations with OOMMF



Spyridon Mitropoulos, Vassilis Tsiantos, Kyriakos Ovaliadis, Dimitris Kechrakos, Michael J. Donahue


Micromagnetic simulations are an important tool for the investigation of magnetic materials. Micromagnetic software uses various techniques to solve differential equations, partial or ordinary, involved in the dynamic simulations. Euler, Runge-Kutta, Adams, and BDF are some of the methods used for this purpose. In this paper, spinvalve simulations are investigated. Evidence is presented showing that these systems have stiff modes, and that implicit methods such as BDF are more effective than explicit methods in such cases.
Physica B-Condensed Matter


micromagnetic simulations, spinvalve, ODEs, stiffness


Mitropoulos, S. , Tsiantos, V. , Ovaliadis, K. , Kechrakos, D. and Donahue, M. (2016), Stiff modes in spinvalve simulations with OOMMF, Physica B-Condensed Matter, [online],, (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created March 31, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021