The meaning of maxima and minima in first order reversal curves: Determining the interaction between species in a sample

R. Moreno, W. Williams, A.r. Muxworthy, G.a. Paterson, D. Heslop

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Abstract

First-order reversal curves (FORCs) are a characterization technique for magnetic materials used in a wide range of research fields. Since their first application in the Earth Sciences two decades ago, their importance in science has been continuously growing and new experimental techniques have been subsequently designed based on the original idea of FORCs. Nonetheless, very recent experimental works on very well designed and simple magnetic structures demonstrate that even for the most simple cases the interpretation of FORC data lacks understanding. In this work, we address this problem analytically, explaining the meaning of maxima, minima and noisy tails and set a strategy to extract the interaction field between magnetic structures. The origin of this interaction field is often the magnetostatic energy, however, we propose that this strategy could be applied for estimating exchange interactions too.
Original languageEnglish
Article number170042
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume564
Early online date14 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2022

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