Accession Number : AD0288288

Title :   OBSERVATION OF MAGNETIC DOMAINS BY MEANS OF THE KERR EFFECT

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : STOFFEL,AXEL M. ; STRNAT,KARL J.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An experimental apparatus was built which employs the magneto-optical Kerr ef ect for visual observation and photographic recording of magnetic domain patterns. The main objective of this work was to familiarize the investigators with the problems of the Kerr technique and thus provide the basis for designing a more sophisticated apparatus. This report dicusses the Kerr effect and its application to the study of magnetic domains and analyzes some of the optical problems incurred in this application. It describes the experimental set-up and presents pictures of domain structures observed on a thin film of Permalloy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS, *MAGNETOOPTICS, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, PHOTOELECTRIC SHUTTERS, ROTATION, THIN FILMS (STORAGE DEVICES)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE