Hysteresis-loop overskewing in the light of a novel nucleation mode

R. Skomski, J. P. Liu, D. J. Sellmyer

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It is demonstrated that the magnetostatic demagnetizing factor is not the only sample-shape dependent contribution to the hysteresis loop. There are also exchange contributions, which lead to interesting effects, particularly in nanostructures. An example is the recently discovered bulging mode in two-phase nanomagnets. The bulging mode exhibits the angular symmetry of the coherent mode, but it is incoherent due to its radial variation and gives rise to negative demagnetizing factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6334-6336
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9 III
StatePublished - May 1 2000

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