Step-edge induced anisotropic domain-wall propagation

@article{Haibach2000StepedgeIA,
  title={Step-edge induced anisotropic domain-wall propagation},
  author={Haibach and Huth and Adri{\'a}n},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2000},
  volume={84 6},
  pages={1312-5}
}
We report the observation of anisotropic domain-wall propagation in ultrathin magnetic films with perpendicular anisotropy. A controlled density of step edges was introduced which allowed us to quantify its influence on the domain-wall pinning. For a sawtooth arrangement of the step edges the corresponding wall movement resulted in triangular shaped domains… CONTINUE READING