ferromagnetism


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Related to ferromagnetism: ferrimagnetism, antiferromagnetism
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phenomenon exhibited by materials like iron (nickel or cobalt) that become magnetized in a magnetic field and retain their magnetism when the field is removed

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VISINTIN, On Landau-Lifshitz' equations for ferromagnetism, Japan J.
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2004) Soft ferromagnetism in amorphous and nanocrystalline alloys, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 283 pp.
Interesting properties of metal-coated microspheres include high thermal conductivity, high electrical conductivity, mechanical strength, electromagnetic absorption, and ferromagnetism.
Tomoteru Fukumura, Senior Assistant Professor, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University For their contribution to combinatorial discovery of room temperature ferromagnetism in diluted magnetic oxide semiconductors -- Research Front #1461 -- Dr.
For example, the magnetic interaction of the electrons in the shell of iron atoms (below iron's characteristic Curie temperature of about 770[degrees]C) forces a spontaneous alignment in one direction of the spins of all the electrons, creating through this mutual enslavement process a phenomenon familiar to us as ferromagnetism.
Two separate chapters are devoted to nanostructures of carbon and to ferromagnetism.
Multiferroics: that is, materials which simultaneously exhibit both ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity - and also often ferroelasticity - now attract considerable attention because of the interesting physics involved and their promise for important practical applications.
They cover magnetic oxides; dopants, defects, and ferromagnetism in metal oxides; ferroelectrics; multiferroics; interfaces and magnetism; and devices and applications.
The situation has been summarized as follows, "Whereas technical dynamos consist of a number of well-separated electrically conducting parts, a cosmic dynamo operates, without any ferromagnetism, in a nearly homogeneous medium" [324].
Among the invited papers are discussions of III-nitride and its application for optoelectronic devices, the ferromagnetism and luminescence of diluted magnetic semiconductors GaGdN and AlGdN, the magnetic resonance study of non-equivalent centers created by 4f-ions in congruent and stoichiometric lithium niobate, ultrafast emitting oxidic Pr3+ scintillating materials for medical applications, and thulium-doped phosphors under vacuum ultraviolet excitation.
In common magnets, such as iron and nickel that consist of a repeating crystal structure, ferromagnetism occurs when unpaired electrons within the material spontaneously align in the same direction.