Magnetic vortices interaction with defects

A. S. Kovalev, Jaroslaw E. Prilepsky

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Magnetic vortices and vortex pairs scattering by mag-netic defects in 2D easy-plane ferromagnetic is investi-gated in the frame of classical equations of magnetization dynamics and in the collective variables approach for the vortices coordinates. The model for defect as the magnet-ic domain with exchange interaction differing from the same for the main matrix was suggested. The magnetic vortex rotation about the defect and the vortex pair scat-tering by defect was considered. The analytical expres-sion for differential scattering cross-section and the de-pendence of the scattering angle on the parameters of vortex pair, defect and impact parameter were obtained in the limit of small-angle scattering. Vortex pairs scattering by defect was investigated numerically and by qualitative analysis in the wide region of the scattering parameters. The character of the scattering changes qualitatively at the critical value of impact parameter. It was demonstrated the possibility for existence of vortex pairs rotary states localized near defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-856
Number of pages10
JournalFizika Nizkikh Temperatur
Issue number7
Early online date28 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018


  • Easy-plane ferromagnet
  • Magnetic defects
  • Magnetic vortex
  • Scattering cross section
  • Thiele equation
  • Vortex pair
  • Vortex scattering


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