Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2005 APS March Meeting
Monday–Friday, March 21–25, 2005; Los Angeles, CA
Session R1: Poster Session III
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
LACC Room: Exhibit Hall 1:00-4:00pm
Abstract ID: BAPS.2005.MAR.R1.246
Abstract: R1.00246 : Annihilation of Vortex Pairs in Submicron Permalloy Stadia*
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E. Dan Dahlberg
(Department of Physics, University of Minnesota)
The annihilation processes for a vortex pair in a submicron, stadium shaped permalloy particle were studied using micromagnetic simulations.~ The stadium shape, defined as a rectangle with semicircular ends, preserves much of the circular symmetry while still allowing multiple vortices to be stable at remanence. Beginning from the remanent state of a vortex pair located symmetrically along the long axis of the stadium, a magnetic field is applied along the short axis in the direction opposite to the remanent magnetization between the vortices, which is along the short axis.~ Two separate field regimes are observed. In the first, the vortices move as a function of the applied magnetic field toward one another on the center line. In the second, the vortices veer along the axis of the applied field to opposite straight sides of the stadium, annihilating at a critical field.~ The annihilation fields and successor states depend upon the relative polarization of the vortex cores.~ The results of the simulations are compared to recent experiments on the same system.
*Research supported in part by ONR.
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