Enhancement of the magnetic anisotropy barrier in critical long range spin systems

F Borgonovi, G L Celardo
2013 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter  
Magnetic materials are usually characterized by anisotropy energy barriers which dictate the time scale of the magnetization decay and consequently the magnetic stability of the sample. Here we present a unified description, which includes coherent rotation and nucleation, for the magnetization decay in generic anisotropic spin systems. In particular, we show that, in presence of long range exchange interaction, the anisotropy energy barrier grows as the volume of the particle for on site
more » ... ropy, while it grows even faster than the volume for exchange anisotropy, with an anisotropy energy barrier proportional to V^2-α/d, where V is the particle volume, α≤ d is the range of interaction and d is the embedding dimension. These results shows a relevant enhancement of the anisotropy energy barrier w.r.t. the short range case, where the anisotropy energy barrier grows as the particle cross sectional area for large particle size or large particle aspect ratio.
doi:10.1088/0953-8984/25/10/106006 pmid:23399834 fatcat:prdk6wbaabdljpi7yaxcjrycbu