An alternate switching/non-switching behavior of a nanostructured magnetic thin film under sub-Stoner-Wohlfarth switching fields

Jong Min Lee, S. H. Lim

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Abstract

Dynamic magnetization switching can occur under sub-Stoner-Wohlfarth switching fields, and the switching behavior is well described by the switching phase diagram, showing the regions of non-switching, coherent, and incoherent switching. However, in the incoherent switching region, an alternate switching/non-switching behavior is observed under a strong bias field in the transverse direction, invalidating the usual switching phase diagram. This abnormal switching behavior is explained by a damped oscillation motion of the magnetization, which is restricted by the energy well at a given condition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number093910
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume110
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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