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Journal of Materials
Volume 2016, Article ID 4576194, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4576194
Research Article

The Energy Loss of α-Particles in Ferromagnetic Nickel at Phase Transition

Department of Physics, Bheemanna Khandre Institute of Technology, Bhalki 585328, India

Received 27 April 2016; Accepted 31 July 2016

Academic Editor: Stefano Bellucci

Copyright © 2016 U. V. Khadke. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The energy loss (EL) of 5.486 MeV α-particles in ferromagnetic nickel foils was measured at different temperatures of the foils. The temperature of the foils was controlled and recorded using a PC-based temperature controller with an accuracy of ±0.01°C. It is observed that the energy loss in ferromagnetic nickel increases by 2–5% as the material goes from ferromagnetic to paramagnetic state. Thus our results show that the phase transition in ferromagnetic materials affects energy loss.