Accession Number:

ADA317786

Title:

Survey of Recent Developments in the Synthesis, Structure, and Physical Properties of Nanostructured Magnetic Materials.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 7 Jun-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-18

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Nanocrystalline and nanocomposite materials are polycrystalline materials with grain sizes of up to about 100 nm. This survey reviews the current state-of-the-art in nanoscale design of magnetic materials and identifies new opportunities for future research and applications of these systems. A variety of preparative techniques that lead to magnetic materials with nanometer dimensions are discussed. These techniques include chemical self-assembly processes as well as mechanical fabrication techniques. This is followed by a discussion of the structures. theory and modeling concepts, and novel physical properties with emphasis given to the differences between course and fine grained magnetic materials. Finally, there is a discussion of the current and potential applications of nanophase materials that are likely to fuel research into the coming decades.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE