J. Phys. IV France 07 (1997) C1-289-C1-290
Induction of Magnetic Accommodation Processes in Polycrystalline Yttrium Iron GarnetC. Torres1, C. de Francisco1, L. Torres2, R. de Miguel1, P. Hernández1 and J. Iñiguez2
1 Departamento Electricidad y Electrónica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Valladolid, 47071 Valladolid, Spain
2 Departamento Física Aplicada, Facultad de Física, Universidad de Salamanca, 37071 Salamanca, Spain
Magnetic disaccommodation phenomena are studied in YIG polycrystalline samples. The compouads were prepared by a ceramic technique and sintered at temperatures ranging from 1350°C to 1450°C in air and CO2 atmospheres. The results are presented as isochronal spectra of the relative time variation of the initial magnetic permeability after specimen demagnetization. For samples sintered in air atmosphere, it can be observed a clear positive relaxation peak around 125 K. When the sintering temperature is increased, the amplitude of this peak decreases slightly and a new process appears at higher temperatures (around 180 K). On the contrary, a drastic change is produced when samples are resintered in CO2 atmosphere. In this case, relaxation spectra exhibit negative peaks (accommodation processes) around 115 K. Also, the relaxation features of these processes seem to be influenced by sintering temperature. Some reasonable speculations about the mechanism responsible for this behaviour are pointed out.
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