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Title: Interplay between collective pinning and artificial defects on domain wall propagation in Co/Pt multilayers
Authors: Rodríguez-Rodríguez, G., Menéndez, J. L., Hierro-Rodríguez, A., Pérez-Junquera, A., Montenegro, N., Ravelosona, D., Alameda, J. M., Vélez, M.
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
Abstract: The interplay between collective pinning on intrinsic structural defects and artificial pinning at a patterned hole is studied in magnetic multilayers with perpendicular anisotropy. The pinning strength of a patterned hole is measured through its efficiency to stop domain wall (DW) propagation into a consecutive unpatterned nanowire section (using antisymmetric magnetoresistance to detect the direction of DW propagation) whereas collective pinning is characterized by the field dependence of DW velocity. Close to room temperature, collective pinning becomes weaker than artificial pinning so that pinning at the hole compensates nucleation-pad geometry, blocking DW propagation across the nanowire.
Description: 5 páginas, 3 figuras.
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ISSN: 0022-3727
???metadata.dc.identifier.doi???: 10.1088/0022-3727/43/30/305002
Citation: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43(30): 305002 (2010)
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