Date of Award

Summer 8-2-2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Degree Program

Applied Physics

Department

Physics

Major Professor

Dr. Leonard Spinu

Second Advisor

Dr. Kevin Stokes

Third Advisor

Dr. Leszek Malkinski

Abstract

The Interactions and magnetization reversal of Ni nanowire arrays and synthetic anit-ferromagnetic coupled thin film trilayers have been investigated through first order reversal curve (FORC) method. By using a quantitative analysis of the local interaction field profile distributions obtained from FORC, it has proven to be a powerful characterization tool that can reveal subtle features of magnetic interactions.

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