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Ferromagnetic Materials

How many ferromagnets do you think you own? Maybe many more than you realise. Ferromagnetic materials lie at the heart not just of the humble compass, but also of many loudspeakers and of computer memory. This teaching and learning package outlines the microscopic basis of magnetism and some of the conquences of ferromagnetic order in real materials.

A single domain behaving as a block magnet

You can also view and download the animations from this TLP at CORE-Materials
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First created: September 2006. Last updated: January 2008.