Phase-field-crystal model for magnetocrystalline interactions in isotropic ferromagnetic solids

N. Faghihi, N. Provatas, K.R. Elder, M. Grant, M.E.J. Karttunen

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Abstract

An isotropic magnetoelastic phase-field-crystal model to study the relation between morphological structure and magnetic properties of pure ferromagnetic solids is introduced. Analytic calculations in two dimensions were used to determine the phase diagram and obtain the relationship between elastic strains and magnetization. Time-dependent numerical simulations in two dimensions were used to demonstrate the effect of grain boundaries on the formation of magnetic domains. It was shown that the grain boundaries act as nucleating sites for domains of reverse magnetization. Finally, we derive a relation for coercivity versus grain misorientation in the isotropic limit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)032407-1/8
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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