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What are domains in magnetism?

Last Updated: 1st January, 2020

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A magnetic domain is a region withinamagnetic material in which the magnetization is inauniform direction. This means that the individualmagneticmoments of the atoms are aligned with one anotherand they point inthe same direction. These are the ferromagnetic,ferrimagnetic andantiferromagnetic materials.

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Also question is, how are magnetic domains aligned?

Ferromagnetic materials become magnetized whenthemagnetic domains within the material arealigned.This can be done by placing the material in a strongexternalmagnetic field or by passing electrical currentthrough thematerial. Some or all of the domains canbecomealigned.

Also Know, what is meant by atomic dipoles and magnetic domains? In an atom an electron revolves aroundthenucleus. This gives rise to the magnetic dipole moment Mofthe atom. Thus an atom is itself amagneticdipole. Magnetic domains are the areas ofaferromagnetic material where a lot of atomicmagneticdipoles are aligned in the samedirections.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how are the magnetic domains arranged in a magnetic material?

Magnetic Domains. Inferromagneticmaterials, smaller groups of atoms bandtogether into areascalled domains, in which all theelectrons have the samemagnetic orientation. In mostmaterials, atoms arearranged in such a way that themagnetic orientationof one electron cancels out theorientation ofanother.

Do stronger magnets have more domains?

The more domains point in the same direction,thestronger the overall field. Each domain'smagneticfield extends from its north pole into the south poleof thedomain ahead of it. In a magnet, most or all ofthedomains point in the same direction.

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