DETECTION OF MAGNETIZATION REVERSAL IN A NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON MAGNET USING A HALL-EFFECT MICROPROBE.

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Title:
DETECTION OF MAGNETIZATION REVERSAL IN A NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON MAGNET USING A HALL-EFFECT MICROPROBE.
Author:
DAMENTO, MICHAEL ANTHONY.
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Magnetization processes in a sintered Nd-Fe-B permanent magnet (NEOMAX-35) were examined on a small scale using a Hall-effect microprobe with an active area 75 μm on a side. Probes were made by evaporating bismuth through a stencil mask onto glass slides. Experiments were performed by placing a probe onto the polished pole face of a Nd-Fe-B magnet and inserting the probe-magnet assembly into an electromagnet. Barkhausen steps, indicating rapid domain wall motion, were observed (superimposed upon the blank probe signal) in the demagnetization of a fully magnetized magnet. Magnetization traces for a thermally demagnetized Nd-Fe-B magnet did not exhibit measurable Barkhausen steps until a field of approximately 1.2 T was applied. The following observations were made for two thermally demagnetized samples which were cycled through minor hysteresis loops (maximum applied field of approximately 2 T): (1) virgin magnetization traces did not contain measurable Barkhausen steps, however all other forward and reverse magnetization traces did; (2) the initial reverse magnetization trace exhibited more and larger Barkhausen steps than subsequent traces; and (3) some Barkhausen steps were repeatable, that is, occurring at approximately the same field on each subsequent forward or reverse trace. Hall voltage signals were on the order of millivolts for probe currents of 10 mA.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Permanent magnets.; Magnetism.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Material Science and Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Demer, Louis

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDETECTION OF MAGNETIZATION REVERSAL IN A NEODYMIUM-IRON-BORON MAGNET USING A HALL-EFFECT MICROPROBE.en_US
dc.creatorDAMENTO, MICHAEL ANTHONY.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDAMENTO, MICHAEL ANTHONY.en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractMagnetization processes in a sintered Nd-Fe-B permanent magnet (NEOMAX-35) were examined on a small scale using a Hall-effect microprobe with an active area 75 μm on a side. Probes were made by evaporating bismuth through a stencil mask onto glass slides. Experiments were performed by placing a probe onto the polished pole face of a Nd-Fe-B magnet and inserting the probe-magnet assembly into an electromagnet. Barkhausen steps, indicating rapid domain wall motion, were observed (superimposed upon the blank probe signal) in the demagnetization of a fully magnetized magnet. Magnetization traces for a thermally demagnetized Nd-Fe-B magnet did not exhibit measurable Barkhausen steps until a field of approximately 1.2 T was applied. The following observations were made for two thermally demagnetized samples which were cycled through minor hysteresis loops (maximum applied field of approximately 2 T): (1) virgin magnetization traces did not contain measurable Barkhausen steps, however all other forward and reverse magnetization traces did; (2) the initial reverse magnetization trace exhibited more and larger Barkhausen steps than subsequent traces; and (3) some Barkhausen steps were repeatable, that is, occurring at approximately the same field on each subsequent forward or reverse trace. Hall voltage signals were on the order of millivolts for probe currents of 10 mA.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPermanent magnets.en_US
dc.subjectMagnetism.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMaterial Science and Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDemer, Louisen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8704762en_US
dc.identifier.oclc698237769en_US
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