The theory of inhomogeneous nucleation in uniaxial ferromagnets

A. Sakuma

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The nucleation field in a system with a planar magnetic defect in uniaxial ferromagnetic host matrices has been evaluated by taking both the first and the second anisotropy constants, K1 and K2, into account. In the case where the nonlinearity of the micromagnetic equation acts on the nucleation process, the inhomogeneous nucleation field is increased due to the K2 term, even though K1 > 4K2 holds. The effects of carting of the magnetization due to K1 < 4K2 has also been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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