Configuration-induced vortex motion in type-II superconducting films with periodic magnetic dot arrays
Using the molecular dynamic method we investigate numerically the current driven vortex motion in a superconducting film with periodic arrays of both ferromagnetic (FM) and anti-parallel ferromagnetic (AFM) dots. The simulation results show that in the absence of thermal fluctuation the vortex motion is dominated by the configurations of the magnetic dot array. This guided vortex motion is only observed at the onset of the depinning of the interstitial vortices. Two guided vortex motion mechanisms are discussed in this work. For the AFM configuration the vortex motion is mainly originated by the existence of magnetic dots with opposite magnetized moments, while for the FM case it is mainly dependent on the degree of the condensed packing of the magnetic dot lattice constant.