A note on configurational anisotropy

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We investigate an effect of configurational anisotropy in highly symmetric soft ferromagnetic nanoparticles. Using the micromagnetic variational principle and methods of Γ-convergence, we show that in ferromagnetic generalized right prisms with symmetry,1 there is a finite number of preferred magnetization directions and that these directions are independent of the shape of the magnet. This result provides a rigorous justification of work by Cowburn and Welland.
Translated title of the contributionA note on configurational anisotropy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3167 - 3179
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number2123
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2010


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