Determination of the easy axis of magnetization by X-ray powder diffraction

E. Gratz, A. Lindbaum, P. Pototschnig

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A sample holder for X-ray powder diffraction was constructed with a permanent magnet which supplies a field of 1 T on its surface. A preferred orientation in the positions of the single domain grains can be obtained by using an external magnetic field in a temperature-dependent X-ray diffraction equipment. From the change in the line intensities, the direction of the easy magnetization of a ferro- or ferrimagnetic order can be determined below the Curie temperature. A spin reorientation may also be observed in the ordered state by performing the measurements at variable temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-287
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th European Magnetic Materials and Applications Conference, EMMA-98 - Zaragoza, Spain
Duration: 9 Sept 199812 Sept 1998


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