Crystalline anisotropy effect on magnetic properties and its competition with shape anisotropy

Tae Hwan Lee, Hyun Cheol Koo, Hyung Jun Kim, Suk Hee Han, Sang Ho Lim

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Shape and crystalline anisotropies compete when their easy axes are perpendicular. The critical aspect ratio, which is the aspect ratio required to offset the crystalline anisotropy, was observed in an effort to investigate the quantitative contribution of crystalline anisotropy using micromagnetic simulation. For a 0.25 μm width hcp-Co pattern, an aspect ratio of 2.7 is required in order to cancel out a crystalline anisotropy constant of 26 kJ/m3. The magnetic switching properties are also affected by crystalline anisotropy, which causes the magnetic domain to be narrowed during the reversal process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-513
Number of pages5
JournalMetals and Materials International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 1



  • Domain
  • Ferromagnetic materials
  • Magnetic properties
  • Spintronics
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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