Micromagnetic study on microwave-assisted magnetic recording in perpendicular medium with intergrain exchange coupling

Yukio Nozaki, Ayumu Kato, Kenji Noda, Yasushi Kanai, Terumitsu Tanaka, Kimihide Matsuyama

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The influence of intergrain exchange coupling on the properties of microwave-assisted magnetization reversal has been investigated. The results of micromagnetic simulation suggest that the microwave frequency realizing the magnetization reversal is increased as the exchange stiffness constant among the magnetic grains becomes larger than 1 × 10-7 erg/cm if an inhomogeneous magnetization reversal occurred. The numerically expected increase in the microwave frequency was observed experimentally in perpendicularly magnetized Co/Pd multilayer with an exchange stiffness constant of ∼1 × 10-6 erg/cm. The simulations of signal recording and reproducing processes in a granular medium with assistance of a microwave field also suggest that an adequate intergrain exchange coupling is required to inhibit the nucleation of small island domains that will suppress the amplitude of the signal-noise ratio of the readback signal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123912
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 15


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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