Weiss (1907) proposed the hypothesis of magnetic domain, Bitter (1931) first observed the domain patterns, and Landau and Lifshitz (1935) founded the theory of the domain. The theory assumes that a magnetic body constitutes of magnetic domains and magnetic walls. In each domain it is spontaneously magnetized to saturation, and inhomogeneous magnetization is restricted only in the domain walls. This chapter contains the sections of Magnetostatic energies of strip and chessboard domain structures; Magnetic domain wall; and Magnetic domain structure.
KeywordsDomain Wall Easy Axis Magnetic Charge Magnetic Force Microscopy Strip Domain
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