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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
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Numerical micromagnetics of small particles

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Abstract

The results of applying our micromagnetic code to a homogeneous spherical particle which is large enough to support inhomogeneous magnetization are given. For smaller particles, magnetization reversal is by coherent rotation. Larger particles initially exhibit curling as the applied magnetic field is reduced from a saturating value. Then one of two new behaviours is observed: For weak crystalline anisotropy, the axis of the curling state rotates and bends, and the magnetization reversal process is reversible, or nearly so. For strong crystalline anisotropy, a sudden discontinuous transition occurs to a vortex state with axis perpendicular to the anisotropy axis, and the vortex moves across the particle as reversal of the applied magnetic field continued. The formation and disappearance of the vortex are irreversible but all other aspects of the process are reversible. © 1988 IEEE

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01 Jan 1988

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

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