Reorientation Phase and Striped Domain Patterns of Thin Films
A ferromagnetic monolayer with competing long-range dipolar interaction, short-range interaction and magnetic uniaxial anisotropy is studied using Monte Carlo simulation. Striped domain patterns are found and reveal the microstructure of the magnetization transition at the ground state via the competing between dipolar interaction and uniaxial anisotropy. We present the finite temperature phase diagram and find a temperature-induced magnetization reorientation from out-of-plane to in-plane phase. The influence of the various interactions on the structure of the striped phase and reorientation behavior has been discussed.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
Q. Feng et al., "Reorientation Phase and Striped Domain Patterns of Thin Films", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 3165-3168, 2005