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The branch of materials science that studies magnetism and its applications.

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demagnetization curve

Materials science; Magnetics

The second quadrant of the hysteresis loop, generally describing the behavior of magnetic characteristics in actual use. Also known as the B-H Curve.

residual magnetism

Materials science; Magnetics

Small amounts of magnetism that remain in a material after being exposed to magnetic force.

Oersted (Oe)

Materials science; Magnetics

C.g.s. storitve. magnetizing units from the force. English system equivalent is ampere turns per inch (1 Oersted is the same A/79.58 m). The S.I. Unit is ampere turns per metre.


Materials science; Magnetics

A magnet is an object made of certain materials which create a magnetic field. A material that has the property, either natural or induced, of attracting iron or steel. Every magnet has at least one ...

Magnetic field (B)

Materials science; Magnetics

When specified on our site, the surface field or magnetic field refers to the strength in Gauss. For axially magnetised discs and cylinders, it is specified on the surface of the magnet, along the ...

Magnetic flux

Materials science; Magnetics

The total magnetic induction across or through a specified area. It is a contrived but measurable concept that has evolved in an attempt to describe the "flow" of a magnetic field. When the ...

Magnetic induction (B)

Materials science; Magnetics

The magnetic field induced by a field strength, H, at a given point. It is the vector sum, at each point within the substance, of the magnetic field strength and the resultant intrinsic induction. ...

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