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Analysis of Switching in Uniformly Magnetized Bodies



Michael J. Donahue, Donald G. Porter


A full analysis of magnetization reversal of a uniformly magnetized particle by coherent rotation is presented.The magnetization energy of the particle in the presence of an applied field H is modeled as E = ( 0/2)MT DM - 0HTM.This model includes shape anisotropy, any number of uniaxial anisotropies, and any energy that can be represented by an effective field that is a linear function of the uniform magnetization M. The model is a generalization to three dimensions of the Stoner-Wohlfarth model. Lagrange multiplier analysis leads to quadratically convergent iterative algorithms for computation of switching field, coercive field, and the stable magnetization(s) of the particle in the presence of any applied field. Magnetization dynamics are examined as the applied field magnitude |H| approaches the switching field Hs, and it is found that the precession frequency f a (Hs - |H|)(1/4) and the susceptibility ? a (Hs - |H|)-(1/2).
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
No. 5


coherent rotation, micromagnetic simulation single-domain p, standard problems, Stoner-Wohlfarth model, uniform rotation


Donahue, M. and Porter, D. (2002), Analysis of Switching in Uniformly Magnetized Bodies, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, [online], (Accessed June 18, 2024)


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Created September 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017