Title

Energetics of Interacting Magnetized Domains

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2001

Department

Physics

Language

English

Publication Title

Physical Review E

Abstract

Many of the pattern forming features of ferrofluids, lipid monolayers, type-I superconductors, and magnetic bubbles can be understood by treating them as dipolar (uniformly magnetized or polarized) domains. Here, we investigate the early stages of pattern formation in a system consisting of two quasi-two-dimensional dipolar domains. We calculate the linearized interaction energy for these domains and find that the lowest energy states are those for which each drop has an indentation directed toward the other. These theoretically preferred states compare favorably with results of experiments performed with ferrofluids.

Comments

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DOI

10.1103/PhysRevE.64.056230

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