We present our recent simulated results on Cr (5 nm)/ Cu (5 nm)/ Co (5 nm)/ Cu (3 nm)/ Co (2 nm) pseudo-spin valve dots. The simulated results agree qualitatively with the experimental results. Three different sizes of elliptical dots, 150 nm×105 nm,175 nm×70 nm, and 200 nm×60 nm, were simulated. Our simulations show that in these types of dots magnetization reversal occurs by the formation of domain walls: 90° for 175 nm×70 nm and 360° for 200 nm×60 nm. No domain wall was observed in the reversal of the 150 nm×105 nm dots. For such dots, the simulated loops show a small two-step reversal pattern with the thin upper layer partially reversing followed by complete reversal of both layers at higher fields. In the larger dots, a two-step reversal is clearly observed both in the simulation and experiment.

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