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Magnetic domain studies of permalloy wire-based structures with junctions

Hirohata, A., Yao, C.C., Leung, H.T., Xu, Y.B., Guertler, C.M. and Bland, J.A.C. (2000) Magnetic domain studies of permalloy wire-based structures with junctions. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. pp. 3068-3070. ISSN 1941-0069

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Permalloy (Ni-80 Fe-20) wire-based structures (30 nm thick and 1 . w . 10 mum wide) with junctions (crosses, networks, H-shapes, rectangular chains and ring chains) prepared on a GaAs (100) substrate were observed in both their demagnetized and remanent states by magnetic force microscopy (MFM) in order to investigate the role of junction geometry in domain formation, Except in ring chains, two classes of domain configuration are found at the junction: (i) a domain wall-like feature due to abrupt spin rotation and (ii) a triangle-shape domain consistent with a flux closure configuration, Ring chains, on the other hand, form vortex domains at every other junction. The MFM observations are compared with micromagnetic calculations which qualitatively support the magnetic domain configurations.

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Keywords: mesoscopic structures,magnetic domain configuration,magnetic force microscopy,micromagnetic calculation
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Electronics (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 05:54
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/20.908682
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1857

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