Coarsening of antiferromagnetic domains in multilayers: The key role of magnetocrystalline anisotropy

D. L. Nagy, L. Bottyán, B. Croonenborghs, L. Deák, B. Degroote, J. Dekoster, H. J. Lauter, V. Lauter-Pasyuk, O. Leupold, M. Major, J. Meersschaut, O. Nikonov, E. Szilágyi, R. R. Rüffer, H. Spiering, E. Szilágyi

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Coarsening of antiferromagnetic domains in multilayers was studied using magnetocrystalline anisotropy. A secondary domain state consisting of at least 1 order of magnitude larger domain was created when a small field along the layer magnetizations induces a bulk-spin-flop transition. It is found that the domain-size distribution is reproducibly dependent on the magnetic prehistory and the condition for domain coarsening is shown to be the equilibrium of the external field energy with the anisotropy energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1572021-1572024
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2002

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Nagy, D. L., Bottyán, L., Croonenborghs, B., Deák, L., Degroote, B., Dekoster, J., ... Szilágyi, E. (2002). Coarsening of antiferromagnetic domains in multilayers: The key role of magnetocrystalline anisotropy. Physical Review Letters, 88(15), 1572021-1572024.

Coarsening of antiferromagnetic domains in multilayers : The key role of magnetocrystalline anisotropy. / Nagy, D. L.; Bottyán, L.; Croonenborghs, B.; Deák, L.; Degroote, B.; Dekoster, J.; Lauter, H. J.; Lauter-Pasyuk, V.; Leupold, O.; Major, M.; Meersschaut, J.; Nikonov, O.; Szilágyi, E.; Rüffer, R. R.; Spiering, H.; Szilágyi, E.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 88, No. 15, 15.04.2002, p. 1572021-1572024.

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Nagy, DL, Bottyán, L, Croonenborghs, B, Deák, L, Degroote, B, Dekoster, J, Lauter, HJ, Lauter-Pasyuk, V, Leupold, O, Major, M, Meersschaut, J, Nikonov, O, Szilágyi, E, Rüffer, RR, Spiering, H & Szilágyi, E 2002, 'Coarsening of antiferromagnetic domains in multilayers: The key role of magnetocrystalline anisotropy', Physical Review Letters, vol. 88, no. 15, pp. 1572021-1572024.
Nagy DL, Bottyán L, Croonenborghs B, Deák L, Degroote B, Dekoster J et al. Coarsening of antiferromagnetic domains in multilayers: The key role of magnetocrystalline anisotropy. Physical Review Letters. 2002 Apr 15;88(15):1572021-1572024.
Nagy, D. L. ; Bottyán, L. ; Croonenborghs, B. ; Deák, L. ; Degroote, B. ; Dekoster, J. ; Lauter, H. J. ; Lauter-Pasyuk, V. ; Leupold, O. ; Major, M. ; Meersschaut, J. ; Nikonov, O. ; Szilágyi, E. ; Rüffer, R. R. ; Spiering, H. ; Szilágyi, E. / Coarsening of antiferromagnetic domains in multilayers : The key role of magnetocrystalline anisotropy. In: Physical Review Letters. 2002 ; Vol. 88, No. 15. pp. 1572021-1572024.
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