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Finite difference magnetoelastic simulator

Vanderveken, Frederic; Mulkers, Jeroen; Leliaert, Jonathan; Van Waeyenberge, Bartel; Sorée, Bart; Zografos, Odysseas; Ciubotaru, Florin; Adelmann, Christoph

We describe an extension of the micromagnetic finite difference simulation software MuMax3 to solve elasto-magneto-dynamical problems. The new module allows for numerical simulations of magnetization and displacement dynamics in magnetostrictive materials and structures, including both direct and inverse magnetostriction. The theoretical background is introduced, and the implementation of the extension is discussed. The magnetoelastic extension of MuMax3 is freely available under the GNU General Public License v3.

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