Phase-field simulation of strain-induced domain switching in magnetic thin films

Jia Mian Hu, G. Sheng, J. X. Zhang, C. W. Nan, L. Q. Chen

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The strain-induced magnetic domain switching in epitaxial CoFe2 O4 (CFO) thin films was studied using phase-field method. In particular, we investigated the domain switching from an initial in-plane direction to out-of-plane under the action of in-plane elastic strains. An abrupt switching feature is observed for a single-domain film while the switching of a multidomain CFO thin film is gradual. Typical magnetic domain structures as a result of the biaxial isotropic in-plane strains are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number112505
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 14 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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