Vortex magnetic structure in circularly magnetized microwires as deduced from magneto-optical Kerr measurements

Yurii P. Ivanov, R. P. del Real, O. Chubykalo-Fesenko, M. Vázquez

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Abstract

The magneto-optic Kerr effect has been employed to determine the magnetization process and estimate the domain structure of microwires with circular magnetic anisotropy. The diameter of microwires was 8 μm, and pieces 2 cm long were selected for measurements. The analysis of the local surface longitudinal and transverse hysteresis loops has allowed us to deduce a vortex magnetic structure with axial core and circular external shell. Moreover, a bamboo-like surface domain structure is confirmed with wave length of around 10 to 15 μm and alternating chirality in adjacent circular domains. The width of the domain wall is estimated to be less than 3 μm. Finally, closure domain structures with significant helical magnetization component are observed extending up to around 1000 μm from the end of the microwire.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)063909
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume115
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 14 2014

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