© 1965-2012 IEEE. Magnetization processes were investigated by employing magnetometry and magnetic domain imaging using magnetooptical longitudinal and polar effects in Fe60Al40 films of 40 nm thickness. The films were initially chemically ordered and weakly ferromagnetic, and a large increase in the saturation magnetization was achieved through chemical disorder induced by Ne+-ion irradiation. Various sample geometries were investigated: 1) continuous film; 2) homogenously irradiated wire; and 3) magnetic stripe-patterned wire. Magnetization reversal and magnetic domains formed under the influence of the above sample geometries are reported.