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Trapdoor viscous remanent magnetization
  • Karl Fabian
Karl Fabian
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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Viscous remanent magnetization (VRM) in multidomain particles still exhibits many puzzling properties deviating from the current theory of VRM, based on Ne\’el’s single-domain model of magnetic particles with an almost symmetric double-well potential. In larger magnetic particles experimental evidence indicates that more complex magnetization structures preferentially change from high-energy states to low-energy states with large energy differences, such that VRM is preferentially acquired by directed magnetization changes in strongly asymmetric double-well potentials. Here a statistical model explains how this trapdoor VRM (tVRM) naturally explains the experimental observations of initial-state dependence, time-lag variation, non-linear log t dependence, and acquisition-decay asymmetry for multidomain VRM. It is discussed how tVRM can be experimentally distinguished from single-domain VRM and how the new theory can help to improve age determination by VRM analysis.
04 Nov 2023Submitted to ESS Open Archive
08 Nov 2023Published in ESS Open Archive