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Fractal analysis of the maze-like domain structure of ferrite-garnet films in the process of magnetization

A.D. Zigert, G.G. Dunaeva, N.Yu. Sdobnyakov

Tver State University

DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2021.13.134

Original article

Abstract: In this work, using a set of experimental techniques and specialized software, magnetic bismuth-containing ferrite-garnet films grown on gadolinium-gallium garnet substrates are investigated. The limiting magnetic hysteresis loops are obtained by the method of optical magnetometry for defective and defect-free areas of bismuth-containing ferrite-garnet films. It was found that, far from defects, the loop exhibits a non-coercive behavior within the error limits. For the case of magnetization reversal, a coercive state with HcI ~ 1Oe appears near the defect. For different sections of the limiting magnetic hysteresis loop, the fractal dimension is determined. The obtained values are in the range of DL=1,35÷1,46 for an arbitrary section of the film and DL=1,37÷1,54 for a section with defects. Typical morphological characteristics of the surface of a bismuth-containing ferrite-garnet film have been determined. The results obtained make it possible to predict the relationship between the value of magnetization and the value of fractal dimension for epitaxial bismuth-containing magnetic films of iron garnet.

Keywords: magnetic films, ferrite garnets, bulk defects, domain structure, coercivity, fractal dimension, nanorelief

  • Alexandr D. Zigert – Senior Lecturer, Applied Physics Department, Tver State University
  • Galina G. Dunaeva – 2nd year master's degree student, Condensed Matter Physics Department, Tver State University
  • Nickolay Yu. Sdobnyakov – Ph. D., Docent, General Physics Department, Tver State University


Zigert, A.D. Fractal analysis of the maze-like domain structure of ferrite-garnet films in the process of magnetization / A.D. Zigert, G.G. Dunaeva, N.Yu. Sdobnyakov // Physical and chemical aspects of the study of clusters, nanostructures and nanomaterials. – Tver: TSU, 2021. — I. 13. — P. 134-145. DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2021.13.134. (In Russian).

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