Effect of dipole interaction on microwave assisted magnetization switching

S. Okamoto, N. Kikuchi, O. Kitakami, M. Igarashi

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Microwave assisted switching (MAS) of magnetization has attracted much attention as an alternative technique for future ultrahigh density magnetic recording. In this study, to elucidate the effect of magnetostatic interparticle interaction on MAS, we have calculated the switching behavior for a row of three uniaxial magnetic particles as a simplest case. When a dc field is applied only to one particle of the row in an ac field, MAS selectively occurs in the particle and not in the neighboring particles. This behavior may be very effective to realize narrow track recording without adjacent track erasure problem by downsizing a dc field source below an ac source. It has been also found that when both ac and dc fields are applied to all the particles, coherent magnetization precession is cooperatively induced in all the particles due to dipole-dipole interaction among neighboring particles, resulting in significant reduction of the switching field. This coherent magnetization precession is not only effective to reduce the switching field but also to suppress the effect of magnetic anisotropy dispersion, suggesting the effectiveness of MAS in granular recording media.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033904
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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