Coercivity and domain wall pinning in nonuniform local magnetic fields

L. Půst, G. Bertotti, I. Tomáš, G. Vértesy

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The domain wall (DW) coercive field, Hcw, can be considerably reduced if DWs are in a high local magnetic field gradient, G. In experiments G was varied between 109 and 1010 A/m2 by changing the size of domains in magnetic garnet films, which reduced Hcw by factors of 4-9. These data were compared with a model calculation of Hcw(G) due to hysteresis losses of a DW moving in a stochastic pinning field profile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-356
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Publication statusPublished - May 1996



  • Coercivity
  • Domain walls
  • Magnetization processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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