Tensor component distinction of magnetic non-ferroelastic domain pairs

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Global tensor distinction considers whether or not a physical property tensor can distinguish among all domains that arise in a phase transition. Domain pair tensor distinction considers whether or not a property tensor can distinguish between a pair of domains. To determine how switching of a pair of domains may be accomplished requires in addition tensor component distinction, i.e. the determination of which components of a property tensor distinguish the two domains. These tensor component distinctions are necessary but not sufficient conditions for switching. Here, we consider all magnetic non-ferroelastic domain pairs and determine the tensor component distinction for each for a wide variety of physical property tensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)804-809
Number of pages6
JournalPhase Transitions
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Materials Science(all)

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