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29: Ferromagnetic Materials

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    31612
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    Learning Objectives

    On completion of this TLP you should:

    • Understand ferromagnetism as a type of magnetism and some of the reasons an element is ferromagnetic
    • Be aware that magnetism is affected by temperature
    • Understand the factors contributing to the formation of magnetic domains
    • Know why hysteresis occurs, and the factors which affect it

    Before you start

    Most of this package does not assume any previous understanding of ferromagnetism. However a brief understanding of atomic and electronic structure in elements may aid some explanations. However it is not necessary!


    29: Ferromagnetic Materials is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS).

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