Transverse magnetic susceptibility of thin films and multilayers exhibiting perpendicular anisotropy
Laboratoire PMTM-CNRS, Université Paris 13, 93430 Villetaneuse, France
2 Laboratoire de Magnétisme et d'Optique de Versailles ( UMR CNRS 8634) , UVSQ 78035 Versailles, France
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Published online: 4 February 2003
A full analysis of domain structure using a micromagnetic model is developed in order to get a clear insight into the behaviour of transverse initial susceptibility as a function of dc applied field for thin films and bilayers exhibiting both in-plane and perpendicular anisotropy. The numerical simulations are in good agreement with available experimental results in case of single layers with the so-called stripe domain pattern while some predictions are done for bilayers. As the main result, it is shown that in low field, the transverse initial susceptible cannot be interpreted without the knowledge of the static domain pattern while, above saturation, it is only affected by the in-plane anisotropy.
PACS: 75.40.Cx – Static properties (order parameter, static susceptibility, heat capacities, critical exponents, etc.) / 75.60.Ch – Domain walls and domain structure / 75.70.Cn – Interfacial magnetic properties (multilayers, superlattices) / 75.50.Ss – Magnetic recording materials
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2003