Recording potential of a single-domain particle

Usov, N. A.; Ching-Ray Changa, N. A.; Zung-Hang Wei
November 2003
Applied Physics Letters;11/3/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 18, p3749
Academic Journal
The ratio of the coercive force H[sub c] to the effective energy barrier U[sub ef] is introduced to characterize the recording capability of a single-domain particle. It is shown that this ratio depends on the shape of the energy barrier separating equivalent energy minima. The optimal shape of the barrier is obtained for particles with uniaxial and combined (both uniaxial and cubic) types of magnetic anisotropy. For the optimal shapes, the gain in the ratio H[sub c]/U[sub ef] can achieve 20%–40% with respect to the case of a Stoner–Wohlfarth particle. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.


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