For future advancement in magnetic and spin electronic devices, it is essential to understand the magnetic behaviour and spin dynamics of a single nanomagnet. However, no effective method has been available for detection of such extremely small magnetic moment. To overcome this difficulty, we have newly developed a highly sensitive magnetic detection technique utilizing the anomalous Hall effect (AHE). This technique has systematically revealed the magnetic behaviors of various magnetic materials in the nanoscale regime. In this article, we demonstrate how single nanomagnets of L10 FePt and Co/Pt multilayers behave depending on their size, especially focusing on the magnetization reversal process and the bistability condition necessary for digital memory use.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)