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Nanocrystalline and Nanocomposite Magnetic Materials and Their Applications



Robert D. Shull


Nanocrystalline materials can possess bulk properties quite different from those commonly associated with conventional large-grained materials. Nanocomposites, a subset of nanocrystalline materials, in addition have been found to possess magnetic properties which are similar to, but different from, the properties of the individual constituents. New magnetic phenomena, unusual property combinations, and both enhanced and diminished magnetic property values are just some of the changes observed in magnetic nanocomposites from conventional magnetic materials. Here, a description will be presented of some of the exciting new properties discovered in nanomaterials and the magnetic applications envisioned for them.
Iron and Steel Research International Journal


domain imaging, ferromagnet, magnetoresistance, magnietic refrigeration, nanocomposite


Shull, R. (2007), Nanocrystalline and Nanocomposite Magnetic Materials and Their Applications, Iron and Steel Research International Journal, [online], (Accessed June 21, 2024)


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Created July 2, 2007, Updated February 17, 2017