Dependence of barkhausen pattern reproducibility on hysteresis loop size

J. R. Petta, M. B. Weissman, G. Durin

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The Barkhausen pattern from the amorphous alloy [Formula Presented] showed high sweep-to-sweep reproducibility for most sweeps when driven slowly over a minor hysteresis loop. Small changes in the maximum applied field led to completely different pulse patterns. When driven near saturation the sweep-to-sweep reproducibility was lost. Large features observed on rapid sweeps were also reproducible, but not when the sample was driven to fields about two orders of magnitude larger than the coercive field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2776-2780
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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