Direct observation of magnetization reversal in thin Nd 2Fe 14B film

H. S. Park, Y. G. Park, Y. Gao, D. Shindo, M. Inoue

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By utilizing a sharp magnetic needle made of a sintered Nd 2Fe 14B permanent magnet, we were able to produce a strong magnetic field of up to approximately 560 kA/m in a transmission electron microscope and succeeded in observing the magnetization reversal in a thin film of sintered Nd 2Fe 14B by in situ Lorentz microscopy. The increase in the magnetic field induced by the magnetic needle led to a pair of straight magnetic domain walls forming abruptly from the grain boundary. The successive nucleation in the neighboring grain started at the grain boundary adjacent to the magnetic domain wall formed first. Eventually, the magnetic domain walls in the neighboring grains connected and moved continuously and finally disappeared.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033908
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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