Determination of anisotropy constants via fitting of magnetic hysteresis to numerical calculation of Stoner–Wohlfarth model
Peterson, S. F.
Idzerda, Y. U.
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Anisotropy constants of magnetic materials are typically determined through angle-resolved Ferromagnetic Resonance (ar-FMR) and torque magnetometry, which can be time consuming measurements, thus limiting their utility. The Stoner–Wohlfarth model can be used to numerically fit measured magnetic hysteresis curves to more easily determine these anisotropy constants. To demonstrate this, 10 nm bct FexCoyMnz single-crystal films grown by molecular beam epitaxy on MgO(001) substrates were investigated. The hysteresis behavior measured by vibrating sample magnetometry was least-squares fit against numerically calculated hysteresis curves generated from the Stoner–Wohlfarth model to extract the anisotropy constants. The cubic anisotropy of different compositions of FeCoMn films was at ∼104 J/m3, which is on the same order of magnitude of bct Fe and Co thin films measured by ar-FMR and torque magnetometry techniques.
Peterson, S. F., & Idzerda, Y. U. (2021). Determination of anisotropy constants via fitting of magnetic hysteresis to numerical calculation of Stoner–Wohlfarth model. AIP Advances, 11(8), 085111.