Barkhausen jumps during domain wall motion in thin magneto-optical films

S. Gadetsky, Masud Mansuripur

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A method with high spatial resolution is developed to study wall motion in thin magnetic films with perpendicular anisotropy. Barkhausen jumps during domain wall motion in amorphous TbFeCo films and polycrystalline Co/Pd multilayer films have been observed. The average distance between strong pinning sites in Co/Pd was found to be around 0.3-0.4 μm. Maximum pinning times as long as several seconds were observed. Magnitudes of major jumps in TbFeCo were around 0.7 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5667-5669
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8 PART 2B
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 1996


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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