Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 1347–1351 | Cite as

Magnetic alignment of particles in composite films

  • E. Breval
  • M. Klimkiewicz
  • Y. T. Shi
  • D. Arakaki
  • J. P. Dougherty


Films with anisotropic electric properties were created by a processing technique that produces an alignment of μm sized iron particles in a polymer film. The magnetic aligning process was observed to create a formation of iron particle columns parallel to the aligning magnetic field. The degree of alignment can be quantified by measurements of the electrical impedance.


Iron Polymer Magnetic Field Electric Property Composite Film 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Breval
    • 1
  • M. Klimkiewicz
    • 1
  • Y. T. Shi
    • 1
  • D. Arakaki
    • 1
  • J. P. Dougherty
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research LaboratoryMaterials Research Institute, Penn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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