The spinmotive force associated with a moving domain wall is observed directly in Permalloy nanowires using real time voltage measurements with proper subtraction of the electromotive force. Whereas the wall velocity exhibits nonlinear dependence on magnetic field, the generated voltage increases linearly with the field. We show that the sign of the voltage reverses when the wall propagation direction is altered. Numerical simulations explain quantitatively these features of spinmotive force and indicate that it scales with the field even in a field range where the wall motion is no longer associated with periodic angular rotation of the wall magnetization.
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