X-ray diffraction in magnetic fields

P. Pototschnig, E. Gratz, H. Kirchmayr, A. Lindbaum

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A method to determine the direction of magnetization in polycrystalline materials was developed using X-ray powder diffraction under an external magnetic field. The application of the magnetic field to the powdered sample induces a preferred orientation. By observing the changes in the line intensities as a consequence, the direction of spontaneous magnetization within the lattice can be determined in the case of a ferro-or ferrimagnetic arrangement. Since the sample holder with the permanent magnet is mounted on the cold finger of a flow cryostat, it is also possible to observe a change in direction of spontaneous magnetization as a function of the temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-239
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Direction of magnetization
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • X-ray diffraction

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