Microwave assistance effect on magnetization switching in Co-Cr-Pt granular film

Satoshi Okamoto, Nobuaki Kikuchi, Akira Hotta, Masaki Furuta, Osamu Kitakami, Takehito Shimatsu

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Experimental verification of microwave assistance effect on a perpendicular magnetic CoCrPt based granular film is demonstrated. Significant reduction of coercivity under the assistance of a radio frequency (rf) field is clearly observed. But the coercivity strongly depends on the duration of rf field, indicating that the magnetic moments of constituent grains are severely perturbed by thermal agitation. Analysis based on the Néel-Arrhenius law has revealed that the dynamic coercivity in nanosecond region can be reduced by 50% only by applying a small rf field with the amplitude less than 2% of the anisotropy field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number202405
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 11


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