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Publication Citation: Coercivity of Ultrathin Films with In-plane Magnetization

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Author(s): R Hyman; Mark D. Stiles; L Tang; A Zangwill;
Title: Coercivity of Ultrathin Films with In-plane Magnetization
Published: April 15, 1997
Abstract: We report numerical and analytic results for a model of coercivity and magnetization reversal in an array of square monolayer-height magnetic islands on a monolayer of magnetic material with in-plane magnetization. Reversal nucleates at step edges where local two-fold anisotropy is present in addition to the intrinsic four-fold anisotropy of the (001) flat surface of a cubic crystal. Simple analytic formulae for the coercive field are derived that agree well with numerical simulations.
Citation: Journal of Applied Physics
Volume: 81
Issue: 8
Pages: pp. 3911 - 3913
Research Areas: Nanomagnetics
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