Magnetization switching in nanoscale ferromagnetic grains: Simulations with heterogeneous nucleation

M. Kolesik, Howard L. Richards, M. A. Novotny, Per Arne Rikvold, Per Anker Lindgård

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Abstract

We present results obtained with various types of heterogeneous nucleation in a kinetic Ising model of magnetization switching in single-domain ferromagnetic nanoparticles. We investigate the effect of the presence of the system boundary and make comparison with simulations on periodic lattices. We also study systems with bulk disorder and compare how two different types of disorder influence the switching behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5600-5602
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume81
Issue number8 PART 2B
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 15 1997

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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