Magnetic vortex chirality in patterned square dots has been investigated by means of a field-dependent magnetic force microscopy technique that allows to measure local hysteresis loops. The chirality affects the two loop branches independently, giving rise to curves that have different shapes and symmetries as a function of the details of the magnetisation reversal process in the square dot, that is studied both experimentally and through micromagnetic simulations. The tip-sample interaction is taken into account numerically, and exploited experimentally, to influence the side of the square where nucleation of the vortex preferably occurs, therefore providing a way to both measure and drive chirality with the present technique.

Magnetic vortex chirality determination via local hysteresis loops measurements with magnetic force microscopy / Coïsson, Marco; Barrera, Gabriele; Celegato, Federica; Manzin, Alessandra; Vinai, Franco; Tiberto, Paola. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 6(2016), p. 29904. [10.1038/srep29904]

Magnetic vortex chirality determination via local hysteresis loops measurements with magnetic force microscopy

COISSON, MARCO;Barrera, Gabriele;CELEGATO, FEDERICA;MANZIN, ALESSANDRA;VINAI, FRANCO;TIBERTO, PAOLA MARIA
2016

Abstract

Magnetic vortex chirality in patterned square dots has been investigated by means of a field-dependent magnetic force microscopy technique that allows to measure local hysteresis loops. The chirality affects the two loop branches independently, giving rise to curves that have different shapes and symmetries as a function of the details of the magnetisation reversal process in the square dot, that is studied both experimentally and through micromagnetic simulations. The tip-sample interaction is taken into account numerically, and exploited experimentally, to influence the side of the square where nucleation of the vortex preferably occurs, therefore providing a way to both measure and drive chirality with the present technique.
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