J. Phys. IV France
Volume 08, Number PR2, June 1998
Soft Magnetic Materials 13
Page(s) Pr2-389 - Pr2-392
Soft Magnetic Materials 13

J. Phys. IV France 08 (1998) Pr2-389-Pr2-392

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1998290

Theoretical single-domain size of NiZn ferrite

A. Aharoni and J.P. Jakubovics

Department of Electronics, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth 76100, Israel

The critical radical, Rc, below which a spherical particle of NiZn ferrite becomes a single domain in zero applied field, is computed by minimizing the energy under the only constraint that the magnetization configurations have a cylindrical symmetry. The rigorous result for an isolated particle is Rc = 22.3 nm. Several theories are used to correct for the soft environment of closely-packed particles, thus increasing Rc up to 0.727 µm. This value, however, is still too small to account for the experimental value of 1.4 ± 0.05 µm in NiZn ferrite, which means that the problem of the effect of the soft environment needs a more careful theoretical study.

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