Nonuniform magnetization reversals in elliptical permalloy dots

Mei Feng Lai, Zung Hang Wei, Ching Ray Chang, N. A. Usov, Jong-Ching Wu, Jun Yang Lai

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Reversible and irreversible magnetization processes of the single-domain elliptical permalloy dot are studied by simulation. The magnetization curve of the reversible process obtained by applying the field along the hard axis of the elliptical dot is almost linear, as is the case in the single-domain ellipsoidal particle. Due to the occurrence of the non uniform reversal, the switching field is reduced significantly compared to that predicted by the Stoner-Wohlfarth model. The nucleation fields of elliptical dots are calculated as a function of ellipse's aspect ratio, and the function reveals a step-like behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 1
EventInternational Symposium on Advanced Magnetic Technologies - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2003 Nov 132003 Nov 16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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