Abrahams, Elihu Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, California.
Keffer, Frederic Department of Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Herbst, Jan F. Physics Department, General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Michigan.
- Weiss theory
- Heisenberg theory
- Magnetocrystalline anisotropy energy
- Ferromagnetic domains
- Soft magnetic materials
- Hard magnetic materials
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A property exhibited by certain metals, alloys, and compounds of the transition (iron group), rare-earth, and actinide elements in which, below a certain temperature called the Curie temperature, the atomic magnetic moments tend to line up in a common direction. Ferromagnetism is characterized by the strong attraction of one magnetized body for another, a phenomenon known before 600 B.C.
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