Comparison of hysteresis loop area scaling behavior of Co/Pt multilayers: Discrete and continuous field sweeping

Djati Handoko, Sang Hyuk Lee, Kyung Min Lee, Jong Ryul Jeong, Dong Hyun Kim

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Abstract

We have investigated the hysteresis loop shape changes with discrete and continuous magnetic field sweeping for Co/Pt multilayers with a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. The hysteresis loop shape was observed by measuring a polar magneto-optical Kerr effect. The loop area has been found to increase rapidly with an increase of the field step size as well as the sweeping frequency until the area reaches a maximum. The increase of the loop area has been analyzed based on the Steinmetz law, where a loop area scaling exponent determined from discrete field sweeping is compared to a scaling exponent from continuous field sweeping. The dynamic coercivity behavior with respect to discrete and continuous field sweeping is analyzed together with the loop area scaling behavior, suggesting that details of magnetic configuration disorders do not modify the loop area scaling exponent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-86
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume351
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Field step
  • Magnetic hysteresis loop
  • Scaling behavior
  • Steinmetz law

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