Simulations of magnetic domain patterns on the surface of Co/Ni multilayers

Kauze Kudo, Masahiko Suzuki, Kazuki Kojima, Tsuneo Yasue, Noriko Akutsu, Hideaki Kasai, Wilson Agerico Diño, Ernst Bauer, Takanori Koshikawa

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Magnetic domains in ultrathin films show a wide variety of patterns. Recent instrument developments, in particular in spin-polarized low-energy electron microscopy (SPLEEM), have allowed real-Time observation of magnetic domain patterns in thin films. Recent SPLEEM experiments have shown that the magnetic anisotropy, and hence magnetic domain patterns, in a Co/Ni multilayer changes with the number of layers. We simulate the magnetic domain pattern formation on the surface of a Co/Ni multilayer. The numerical simulations well reproduce the magnetic domain patterns that were observed in the experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1174-1177
Number of pages4
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Issue number12-13
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1


  • Co/ni multilayer
  • Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Magnetic domain pattern


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