Magnetic domain imaging using orthogonal fluxgate probes

Y. Terashima, I. Sasada

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This article presents an application of a miniature orthogonal fluxgate magnetometer to magnetic domain imaging of coated grain-oriented silicon steels. The method is based on a common technique which maps stray magnetic fields emerging from the surface of the silicon steel. An orthogonal fluxgate made of a thin amorphous wire core is bent in a J-shape so that it may work as a gradiometer, in which the longer leg of the J-shaped wire core is made sensitive to stray magnetic fields whereas the shorter one is effectively located at a distance from them. Experiments were carried out with a thin Co-based amorphous wire used as a wire core and a highly grain oriented silicon steel as a sample on which the domain refinement by laser irradiation is made. Well-defined stripe domains with some spike domains, and grain boundaries were clearly imaged with this method without any assisting magnetic field to enhance stray magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8888-8890
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number10 I
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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