An article recently published online by AIP Advances describes research into a “unique class” of nanocomposite spinel Co-ferrites for which Lake Shore’s 8600 Series VSM was employed for magnetometry measurements and first order reversal curve (FORC) analysis.
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Authored by University of Pittsburgh researchers Paul Ohodnicki, M. V. Suraj, Ahmed Talaat, Yiwen Wang, and Jung-Kun Lee, along with Lake Shore’s own Brad Dodrill, the article specifically “explores the relationship between structure, property, and processing for bulk Co-ferrite samples with different degrees of spinodal decomposition.”
Lake Shore’s Model 8607 VSM was employed to carry out the necessary magnetometry measurements at room temperature. The automated data acquisition capabilities of the VSM system were used to perform hysteresis M-H loops and FORC measurements.
As recognized in the article’s abstract, the discussed research “represents the first application of FORC to spinodal decomposed magnetic ceramics and provides a strong foundation for future investigations seeking to quantitatively describe the impacts of nm-scale chemical, structural, and magnetic fluctuations on magnetization processes in ferrite spinel nanocomposite systems.”
Click here to see some more examples of FORC measurements performed using the system.
This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc.
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