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Magnetic induction mapping of magnetite chains in magnetotactic bacteria at room temperature and close to the Verwey transition using electron holography

Simpson, E. T. and Kasama, T. and Pósfai, Mihály and Buseck, Peter R. and Harrison, R. J. and Dunin-Borkowski, Rafael E. (2005) Magnetic induction mapping of magnetite chains in magnetotactic bacteria at room temperature and close to the Verwey transition using electron holography. In: 5th International Conference on Fine Particle Magnetism, 2004. szeptember 20-22., University College London, London, England.

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Abstract

Off-axis electron holography in the transmission electron microscope is used to record magnetic induction maps of closely spaced magnetite crystals in magnetotactic bacteria at room temperature and after cooling the sample using liquid nitrogen. The magnetic microstructure is related to the morphology and crystallography of the particles, and to interparticle interactions. At room temperature, the magnetic signal is dominated by interactions and shape anisotropy, with highly parallel and straight field lines following the axis of each chain of crystals closely. In contrast, at low temperature the magnetic induction undulates along the length of the chain. This behaviour may result from a competition between interparticle interactions and an easy axis of magnetisation that is no longer parallel to the chain axis. The quantitative nature of electron holography also allows the change in magnetisation in the crystals with temperature to be measured.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: In: Fifth International Conference on Fine Particle Magnetism Book Series: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS CONFERENCE SERIES (ISSN 1742-6588) Volume: 17 Pages: 108-121
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD06 Mineralogy / ásványtan
Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 18:28
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 18:28
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/3432

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