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Switching Dynamics and Critical Behavior of Standard Problem No. 4



Robert McMichael, Michael J. Donahue, Donald G. Porter, J Eicke


We report switching dynamics for uMAG standard problem no. 4, a 500 nm x 125 nm x 3 nm rectangle of material with properties to mimic Permalloy. Siwtching dynamics are calculated for fields applied instantaneously to an initial s-state: Field 1 at 170o and Field 2 at 190o (-170o) from the positive long axis. Reversal in Field 1 proceeds by propagation of end domains toward the sample center. Reversal in Field 2 involves rotation of the end domains in one direction while the center of the particle rotates in the opposite direction, resulting in collapsing 360o walls with complex dynamics on fine length scales. In quasi-static reversal, where the field approaches the static coercivity, Hc, in small steps, we find that the ring down frequency, f, and susceptibility, x are in approximate agreement with an analytical, single-spin model, which predicts f a (Hc - H) 1/4 and x a (Hc - H) -1/2 suggesting exptrapolation methods for determination of critical fields.
Journal of Applied Physics
No. 11


dynamics, extrapolation methods, Landau-Lifshitz, micromagnetic, permalloy


McMichael, R. , Donahue, M. , Porter, D. and Eicke, J. (2001), Switching Dynamics and Critical Behavior of Standard Problem No. 4, Journal of Applied Physics (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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Created May 31, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021