Using the Vectorial Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect (V-MOKE) and numerical simulations, we have investigated the magnetization reversal process in arrays of 15-nm-thick Permalloy nanometer-scale dots, having elliptical shape and eccentricity, varying from 1 to 2.5. V-MOKE hysteresis loops revealed that the magnetization reversal is incoherent for elements with eccentricity of 1 and 1.5, while it becomes an almost perfect coherent magnetization rotation for elements with eccentricity equal to 2 and 2.5. In the latter case, the V-MOKE loops agree well with those predicted by the Stoner-Wohlfarth model for particles with uniaxial magnetic anisotropy. We were able to reproduce the V-MOKE results with micromagnetic simulations, gaining a deeper insight into the magnetic configurations that develop during the reversal process.

Magnetization reversal in elliptical Permalloy nanodots

CARACE, Fausto;VAVASSORI, Paolo;
2006

Abstract

Using the Vectorial Magneto-Optic Kerr Effect (V-MOKE) and numerical simulations, we have investigated the magnetization reversal process in arrays of 15-nm-thick Permalloy nanometer-scale dots, having elliptical shape and eccentricity, varying from 1 to 2.5. V-MOKE hysteresis loops revealed that the magnetization reversal is incoherent for elements with eccentricity of 1 and 1.5, while it becomes an almost perfect coherent magnetization rotation for elements with eccentricity equal to 2 and 2.5. In the latter case, the V-MOKE loops agree well with those predicted by the Stoner-Wohlfarth model for particles with uniaxial magnetic anisotropy. We were able to reproduce the V-MOKE results with micromagnetic simulations, gaining a deeper insight into the magnetic configurations that develop during the reversal process.
Carace, Fausto; Vavassori, Paolo; G., Gubbiotti; S., Tacchi; M., Madami; G., Carlotti; AND T., Okuno
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