Three-Dimensional Micromagnetic Simulation of Spatial Distribution of Magnetization in Thick Cobalt Layers
M. Kisielewskia, A. Maziewski a and V. Zablotskii b
aFaculty of Physics, University of Białystok, Lipowa 41, 15-424 Białystok, Poland
bInstitute of Physics ASCR, Na Slovance 2, 18221 Prague, Czech Republic
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Spatial magnetization distribution of cobalt layer is studied by means of three-dimensional micromagnetic simulations in the range of cobalt thickness d from 21 to 249 nm. In this range, a spin-reorientation phase transition occurs, while the cobalt thickness increases, from a state with in-plane magnetization, to a state with out-of-plane components of magnetization. An infinite cobalt layer is modelled by the 750 nm ×750 nm × d structure consisting of cubic cells of size of 3 nm and the periodic boundary conditions. For larger thicknesses, a labyrinth, partially closed, stripe structure has been found.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.520
PACS numbers: 75.40.Mg, 75.60.Ch, 75.70.Ak, 75.70.Kw