Micromagnetic simulation of small-angle neutron scattering from magnetic recording media

F Y Ogrin, S L Lee, M Wismayer, T Thomson, C D Dewhurst, R Cubitt, S M Weekes

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A micromagnetic simulation of the magnetic morphology of CoCrPtB based longitudinal recording media is used to model small-angle neutron scattering data and provide a quantitative description of the local flux density in these nanostructured magnetic materials. The model addresses several aspects of the experimental measurements and, in particular, explains an unusual increase in scattering along the applied field direction for certain values of the scattering vector q. The increased scattering along the field direction results in a change of the phase of the angular variation of the scattering by 90 degrees. This 90 degrees change in scattering phase arises naturally from the influence of stray fields when modeling the media as a heterogeneous alloy consisting of grains with a high saturation magnetization core and a permeable shell. (C) 2006 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number08G912
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2006




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