Micromagnetic studies of Fe/Co ellipses with competing anisotropy contributions
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2004
The effects of competing magneto-crystalline and shape anisotropies on magnetization reversal were studied in situ in arrays of sub-micron Fe/Co ellipses of compositions Fe2/Co6 and Fe8/Co3 with magnetic force microscopy (MFM). A simple model assigning magnetization values to the different types of domain structures observed in the MFM images was used to estimate the field dependence of the total magnetization of a sample. The agreement with macroscopic magnetization measurements is discussed.