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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 11, Issue 2-4, Pages 107-125

The Magnetic Properties of Textured Fine Particle Systems

School of Physics and Astronomy, Lancashire Polytechnic, Lancashire, Preston PR1 2TQ, UK

Copyright © 1989 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. 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.


The magnetic properties of fine particle systems are strongly dependent on two types of texture. The first is an orientational texture characteristic of the angular dispersion of the easy anisotropy axes and the second is a spatial texture characteristic of the physical microstructure of the system. The effects of texture on the properties of both fluid and solid dispersions of fine particles can be very pronounced. The paper reviews some recent studies illustrating these effects, with particular emphasis on the behaviour of recording media and magnetic fluids.