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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:00

J7-24: BARKHAUSEN EFFECT

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  • ID Code: J7-24
  • Purpose: Demonstrate flipping of magnetic domains in iron.
  • Description: A soft iron wire is positioned in the core of a large coil. The coil is attached across the microphone input of an audio amplifier, which in turn is connected to a loudspeaker. Hold the iron core fixed as you bring a small magnet near one end of the wire. Magnetic domains flip into alignment with the applied magnetic field as the magnet comes closer and the field increases. When a domain flips, it emits a short electromagnetic pulse which is picked up by the coil as a spike and heard as a click on the loudspeaker. To make the experiment more convincing, do it with a piece of copper wire and without any wire at all in the coil.
  • Availability: Available
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