Remarkable difference in reversal mechanism between identically patterned thin film Co/Pt elements of 70 nm diameter in an array

Laurens Alink, Martin Herman Siekman, J.P.J. Groenland, Leon Abelmann

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    We show that the switching fields of individual islands have different dependencies on the applied field angle. The switching fields of weak islands for perpendicular fields appear to be dominated by domain wall movement, whereas the strong islands show a mechanism closer to coherent-rotation. These angular dependent switching fields are well described by two parameters using a modified Kondorsky model.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2014
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Magnetics Society
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - May 2014
    EventIEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2014 - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 4 May 20148 May 2014

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    PublisherIEEE Magnetics Society


    ConferenceIEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG 2014
    Abbreviated titleINTERMAG 2014


    • EWI-24703
    • IR-90643
    • METIS-304090

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