A Caltech Library Service

Magnetic domain wall dynamics in the presence of an in-plane field


Vural, Kadri L. (1980) Magnetic domain wall dynamics in the presence of an in-plane field. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/NPAV-0X78.


The purpose of this work is to understand the domain wall dynamics in the presence of high drive fields and inplane fields in magnetic bubble materials. Bubble radial expansion method is used to investigate the non-linear region. Saturation velocity is found at low in-plane fields and a drive dependent region at higher in-plane fields. The in-plane field increases all the velocities. There is velocity anisotropy and the wall along the in-plane field generally has a higher velocity than the one normal to it. The domain wall is dynamically deformed through the thickness at high drive and in-plane fields. This deformation is studied in the bulk of the film by transmission (Faraday) mode and at the surfaces by reflection (Kerr) mode. The mechanism for the deformation is based on the spatial variations of the effective in-plane field through the thickness. This causes different parts of the wall to move with different velocities resulting in a deformed wall. The characteristics of the deformed wall are studied in detail for several samples.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Electrical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Humphrey, Floyd Bernard
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:5 May 1980
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09212004-103313
Persistent URL:
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:3674
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:21 Sep 2004
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 04:02

Thesis Files

PDF (Vural_kl_1980.pdf) - Final Version
See Usage Policy.


Repository Staff Only: item control page