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.
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