Magnetic reversal of ultra-thin films with planar magnetization

Abstract

Classical spin simulations are used to study magnetic reversal in ultra-thin (16 monolayers) films with planar magnetization and surface roughness typical of epitaxially grown samples. Reduced site symmetry at surface steps leads to strong, local anisotropies that both nucleate reversal and pin domain wall motion. The results we obtain from realistic models… (More)

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