Reference : Magnetic small-angle neutron scattering on bulk metallic glasses
Dissertations and theses : Doctoral thesis
Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Physics
Physics and Materials Science
Magnetic small-angle neutron scattering on bulk metallic glasses
Mettus, Denis [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Physics and Materials Science Research Unit >]
University of Luxembourg, ​​Luxembourg
Docteur en Physique
Michels, Andreas mailto
Redinger, Alex mailto
Sanctuary, Roland mailto
Pelster, Rolf mailto
Mühlbauer, Sebastian mailto
[en] Neutron scattering ; SANS ; Magnetism
[en] The present PhD thesis is devoted to the exploration of the use of the magnetic small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) technique for analyzing the magnetic microstructure of bulk magnetic materials. More specifically, magnetic-field-dependent SANS has been utilized to study the magnetic microstructure of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs). The magnetic scattering is compared for soft magnetic and hard magnetic compositions in different mechanically treated states. On the basis of the continuum theory of micromagnetics, the correlation function of the spin-misalignment SANS cross section is computed and analyzed as a function of various external and material parameters. Analysis of the experimental correlation functions of the BMG reveals the existence of field-dependent anisotropic long-wavelength magnetization fluctuations on a scale of a few tens of nanometers. As a second aspect of this PhD work, we have explored the impact of the Dzyaloshinski-Moriya interaction on the elastic magnetic SANS cross section of microstructural-defect-rich materials. The effect was demonstrated by measuring polarized SANS on a nanocrystalline terbium sample and on a cold-rolled polycrystalline cobalt sample.
FnR ; FNR7489208 > Andreas Michels > SANS_MicMag2 > Experimental SANS studies and micromagnetic simulations of neutron scattering on polycrystalline magnetic materials, SANS_MicMag2 > 01/06/2014 > 31/05/2017 > 2012

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