Domain configuration and magnetization switching in arrays of permalloy nanostripes



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Iglesias Freire, O. and Jaafar, M. and Pérez García, Lucas and Abril, Abril, de and Vázquez, M. and Asenjo, A. (2014) Domain configuration and magnetization switching in arrays of permalloy nanostripes. Journal of magnetism and magnetic materials, 355 . pp. 152-157. ISSN 0304-8853

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The proximity effect in the collective behavior of arrays of magnetic nanostripes is currently a subject of intensive research. The imperative of reducing the size and distances between elements in order to achieve higher storage capacity, faster access to the information as well as low energy consumption, brings consequences about the isolated behavior of the elements and devices. Parallel to each other permalloy nanostripes with high aspect ratio have been prepared by the nanolithography technique. The evolution of the closure domains and the magnetization direction in individual nanostructures has been imaged under applied magnetic fields using Variable Field Magnetic Force Microscopy. Moreover, the magnetostatic interactions between neighboring elements and the proximity effects in arrays of such nanostructures have been quantitatively analyzed by Magnetic Force Microscopy and micromagnetic simulations. The agreement between simulations and the experimental results allows us to conclude the relevance of those interactions depending on the geometry characteristics. In particular, results suggest that the magnetostatic coupling between adjacent nanostripes vanishes for separation distances higher than 500 nm.

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We gratefully thank funding from projects CSD2010-00024, MAT2007-65420-c02-01, MAT2010-20798 (MINECO), MAT 2011-28751-C02-02 and S2009/MAT-1467 (CAM).

Uncontrolled Keywords:Force microscopy; Giant magnetoresistance; Cobalt nanowires; Junctions; Behavior
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:45416
Deposited On:15 Nov 2017 19:34
Last Modified:17 Nov 2017 08:37

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