Effect of Interaction in the Magnetization Reversal Relaxation of Superparamagnetic Granular CoFeB -SiO2 Films
In order to study the magnetic interactions influence on the relaxation processes in superparamagnetic media, the magnetostatic measurements were carried out for the granular (CoFeB)x-(SiO2)1-x films with x values near percolation threshold. The observed temperature dependences of the coercivity for the samples magnetized along in-plane easy axis have shown two parts linear on with different inclination angles, which cross each other at the blocking temperature (Tb). The first part of the curve, which corresponds to the temperature range below Tb, depends on the measuring time and is related to the thermal activation nature of magnetization reversal process in the blocked superparamagnetic state. Second part of the curve, which corresponds to the temperature range above Tb, is practically independent on the measuring time and is related to existence of correlated state of superparamagnetic grains moments, i.e. to superferromagnetic state. The method of the magnetization reversal curves simulation based on the numerical solving of kinetic equation has been applied to explain the experimental results.
A.A. Timopheev et al., "Effect of Interaction in the Magnetization Reversal Relaxation of Superparamagnetic Granular CoFeB -SiO2 Films", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 152-153, pp. 213-216, 2009