31 research outputs found

    Understanding of double-curvature shaped magnetoimpedance profiles in Joule-annealed and tensioned microwires at 8-12 GHz

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    We have investigated for the first time the combined effect of current and stress on the GMI characteristics of vanishing-magnetostrictive Co-rich microwires at microwave frequency. As the current-annealed wire is subject to certain tensile stress, one can observe a drastic transformation of field dependence of MI profiles from smooth shape of a broad peak to deformed shape of a sharp peak with the emergence of a kink on each side. It follows that three different regions- core, inner and outer shell -have been formed by the combined effect of Joule annealing, current generated magnetic field and the tensile stress. A critical field sees a drop of field sensitivity from outer to inner shell and shifts to lower value with increasing annealing current. We successfully adapted our core-shell model to a core-shell-shell model by designating different anisotropy field for each region to satisfactorily resolve the unique double-curvature shaped peaks in the field derivative MI profiles.Comment: 10 pages, 3 figures, for 59th MMM conferenc

    Asymmetric Faraday Effect in a Magnetophotonic Crystal

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    It is widely known that the magneto-optical Faraday effect is linear in magnetization and therefore the Faraday angles for the states with opposite magnetizations are of opposite sign but equal in modulus. Here we experimentally study propagation of light through a one-dimensional all-garnet magnetophotonic crystal to demonstrate an asymmetric Faraday effect (AFE) for which Faraday angles for opposite magnetic states differ not only in sign but in the absolute value as well. AFE appears in the vicinity of the cavity resonance for an oblique incidence of light which plane of polarization is inclined to the incidence plane. Under proper incidence and polarization angles the magnitude of AFE could be very large reaching 30% of the absolute value of the Faraday effect. The effect originates from the difference in Q-factors for p- and s- polarized cavity modes that breaks the symmetry between the two opposite directions of polarization rotation. The discovered AFE is of prime importance for nanoscale magnonics and optomagnetism.Comment: Supplementary information provided after the main tex

    Application of scanning probe microscopy methods to control the synthesis technology of multilayer structures with Bi-substituted iron garnets

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    Authors present the synthesis technology in which a lower surface roughness of the layers in multilayer structure with Bi-substituted iron garnets can be achieved through simultaneous crystallization annealing of the bottom Bi-substituted iron garnet layer and the top layer of SiO2.The authors acknowledge support by the RF Ministry of Education and Science (project no.3.7126.2017)

    Neutron diffraction, magnetization and ESR studies of pseudocubic Nd(0.75)Ba(0.25)MnO3 and its unusual critical behavior above Tc

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    Results of structural neutron diffraction study, magnetization and ESR measure-ments are presented for insulating Nd0.75Ba0.25MnO3, Tc = 129 K. The crystal structure is refined in the range 4.2-300 K. The compound is found to exhibit the Jahn-Teller (JT) transition at 250 K. The field cooled (FC) magnetization data are in a reasonable agreement with the predictions for a 3D isotropic ferromagnet above Tc. However, these measurements reveal a difference between the FC and zero FC data in the paramagnetic region. ESR results are also in a correspondence with behavior of a cubic ferromagnet above T* = 143 K. It is shown that an anisotropic exchange coupling of the Mn and Nd magnetic moments can give a substantial contribution in ESR linewidth masking its critical enhan-cement. The different temperature treatments of the sample reveal a temperature hysteresis of the ESR spectra below T* indicating an anomalous response in the paramagnetic region. The study of phase transition in this manganite suggests change in its character from the second to first order at T*. The conventional free energy including the magnetization and magnetic field is not found to describe the first order transition. This suggests that the charge, orbital and JT phonon degrees of freedom, in addition to magnetization, may be the critical variables, the unusual character of the transition being determined by their coupling. Unconventional critical behavior is attributed to orbital liquid metallic phase that coexists with the initial orbital ordered phase below T*.Comment: 18 pages, 5 figures, submitted to Phys. Rev.

    Magnetic force microscopy investigation of domain structure and magnetic recording patterns in high-coercive garnet films with low Curie temperature

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    Authors present the investigation of domain structures and thermomagnetic recording patterns in iron garnet thin films by magnetic force microscopy. Iron garnet films with low Curie temperature and high coercivity were designed for recording process. Magnetic pattern of PC floppy disc was recorded in iron garnet film by contact printing method. Topography and magnetic structure of floppy disc and iron garnet film before and after thermomagnetic recording process are presented. Accuracy of thermomagnetic recording and parameters, which are influence on it, are discussed.The authors from V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University acknowledge support by the RF Ministry of Education and Science (project no. 3.7126.2017)