The magnetization reversal and magnetic domain configurations of 0.5-μm-wide epitaxial (110) Fe particles with rectangular and needle-shaped ends and competing magnetic anisotropies have been investigated. Magnetic force microscopy imaging and longitudinal Kerr hysteresis loop measurements in conjunction with micromagnetic simulations have been used to elucidate the basic micromagnetic behavior. End shape is shown to be a determining factor for the nucleation of magnetization reversal and the resulting magnetic domain configurations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Issue number||8 II B|
|State||Published - Apr 15 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)