Coercive force calculation of ferromagnetic bilayer

M. H. Park, Y. K. Hong, T. Tanaka, S. H. Gee, C. Byun

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A domain wall structure of a strongly coupled ferromagnetic bilayer was proposed. Based on the proposed domain wall structure, the interface wall width and coercive force of coupled 10 nm thick Co/NiFe and Co/Fe bilayers were calculated by minimizing the Néel wall energy. It was found that the coercive force of the Co/NiFe bilayer linearly decreases with increasing thickness ratio of NiFe to total thickness, followed by a rapid drop when the thickness ratio approaches the unit. A linear relation between coercive force and thickness ratio of Fe to total thickness was found at a given thickness for the Co/Fe bilayer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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