A proof-of-concept experiment has been published showing that the novel functionality by enlarged MAH is possible. However, the reported MAH was not large enough to show the entire novel functionality (all the possible effects) and the full potential of new finding. Also the physical mechanisms behind the novel functionality were only sketched. In this project, we want to fill this gap and to explore the new topic of the enlarged MAH-induced novel functionality by focusing strongly on a largely unexplored region of combined low MEH and large MAH, see figure. In other words we want to focus on the “novel functionality” of MSMAs, which results from the enlarged MAH and is not typically observed in ordinary MSMAs.

Project focus
Fig. 1. The project focuses on the region of low mechanical hysteresis combined with the enlarged magnetic hysteresis.