Journal of Applied Physics
Vortex pinning has been studied for the superconducting Nb film covering ferromagnetic Co/Pt multilayer with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, in which the magnetization reversal proceeds via domain-wall motion. Large enhancement of pinning in the Nb film has been observed in the final stages of the reversal process, and we demonstrate that it is caused by residual uninverted dendrite-shaped magnetic domains.
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M. Z. Cieplak et al., J. Appl. Phys. 97, 26105 (2005).