closure domain

closure domain

[′klō·zhər dō‚mān]
(solid-state physics)
A small ferromagnetic domain whose position and orientation ensure that the flux lines between adjacent larger domains close on themselves. Also known as flux-closure domain.
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The magnetization, however, inclines in the in-plane direction due to its magnetostatic energy, and closure domains form at the sample surface.
In this case, the magnetic-domain structure on the sample surface was characterized by small closure domains due to magnetostatic energy.
Fingerprint-like domains observed at air sides of both samples are understood as surface closure domains based on compressive tension.
It is generally known that, to minimize the magnetoelastic anisotropy energy of the system, the closure domains are formed in small areas close to the surface.