Microwave-assisted magnetization reversals of exchange-coupled composite nanopillars were studied by micromagnetic simulation. Magnetization reversal occurred in one or two frequency regions associated with magnetic resonance arising from the soft magnetic section. Significant reductions in ac field strength and frequency, which are required for magnetization switching, were obtained in cases where there was a large interface exchange constant between the soft and hard sections. It was also found that the large saturation magnetization of the soft magnetic section tends to enhance magnetization switching.
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