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Wavelength-dependent magnetic transitions of self-organized iron-aluminum stripes induced by pulsed laser irradiation

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Title: Wavelength-dependent magnetic transitions of self-organized iron-aluminum stripes induced by pulsed laser irradiation
Authors: Yoshida, Yutaka Browse this author
Watanabe, Seiichi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Kaiju, Hideo Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Nishii, Junji Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Yoshimi, Kyosuke Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Issue Date: 28-Jan-2015
Publisher: AIP Publishing
Journal Title: Journal of Applied Physics
Volume: 117
Issue: 4
Start Page: 45305-1
End Page: 45305-5
Publisher DOI: 10.1063/1.4906523
Abstract: We investigate the laser wavelength dependence of structural and magnetic transitions on the surface of an iron-aluminum (FeAl) alloy induced by nanosecond pulsed laser irradiation. The formation of self-organized FeAl stripes with a wavelength-dependent period is observed in a local area on the (111)-oriented plane. Focused magneto-optical Kerr effect measurements reveal that the coercivity reaches up to 1.2 kOe with increasing the magnetic field rotation angle, which is estimated from the stripe direction, in FeAl stripes irradiated at 355 nm, and its magnetization reversal can be explained by the domain-wall motion model. On the other hand, the magnetization reversal agrees with the Stoner-Wohlfarth model in FeAl stripes irradiated at 1064 nm. This magnetic transition originates from the B2-to-A2 phase transition in stripe structures and bulk regions. These results indicate that the magnetic transition from the incoherent to coherent mode as well as the structural transformation of stripe patterns can be controlled by the incident laser wavelength. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.
Rights: Copyright 2015 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in J. Appl. Phys. 117, 045305 (2015) and may be found at
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