Effect of Demagnetization Technique on Remanence Measurements in Metallic Ferromagnets

Jennifer Freedberg, E. Dan Dahlberg

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Parametric plots of the remagnetization versus demagnetization remanences were found for four metallic ferromagnets-nickel wire, two types of AlNiCo, and samarium cobalt 2:17. These plots, known as Henkel plots, were compared to Wohlfarth's model for noninteracting magnetic particles and several Preisach models. The remagnetization data were taken with a variety of paths to the net zero magnetization state. The resulting Henkel plots exhibit similarities to independent Monte Carlo simulations. The differences can be mostly explained by considering that the magnetization in the metallic ferromagnets occur by domain wall motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8962250
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2020

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank A. Schleusner for help in the initial stages of the project and K. Booth’s aide on several occasions. They also thank R. Victora for several productive conversations about Samarium Cobalt. This work was supported by NSF under Grant DMR 1609782.

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© 1965-2012 IEEE.


  • Demagnetization technique
  • Henkel plot
  • Wohlfarth model
  • metallic ferromagnet


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