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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
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Dynamic method for characterizing potential wells of bubbles under charged walls

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The depth of the potential well H<inf>w</inf> of a bubble under a charged wall in an ion-implanted propagation pattern has been characterized by a quasistatic measurement of bubble radius r versus bias field on and off the pattern. The well depth at collapse is found to be considerably larger than at lower bias fields. The extent X<inf>w</inf> of the well, or alternatively its maximum gradient (∼H<inf>w</inf>/X<inf>w</inf>), is determined by a dynamic method as a function of in-plane field H<inf>p</inf> and bias field. A pair of conductor lines is positioned above the ion-implanted structure and a pulsed field gradient is applied to drive the bubble out of the potential well. At long pulse lengths the critical gradient H′<inf>max</inf> needed to drive the bubble from the well is the maximum gradient of the well. Using a simple parabolic model for the well, the well's extent is given by X<inf>w</inf>=2H<inf>w</inf>/H′<inf>max</inf>. Experimental results for X<inf>w</inf> are considerably less than the observed minimum displacements at which a bubble will no longer spontaneously fall back into the well. These results indicate that the shape of the well is fairly flat with the principal rise in potential occurring at a large distance from the edge of the pattern. © 1979 IEEE

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01 Jan 1979

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

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