Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 136–148 | Cite as

Physical and numerical models of the magnetization self-reversal in rocks

  • V. I. Trukhin
  • N. S. Bezaeva
  • T. V. Matveeva
  • P. Rauchette


The paper addresses the physical mechanism of the magnetization self-reversal in rocks. The self-reversal is the phenomenon of magnetization of a rock in the direction antiparallel to the magnetizing field. Experimental data on the self-reversal of thermal and thermoremanent magnetizations in natural analogues of hemoilmenites and synthetic hemoilmenites are presented. It is shown that the most probable mechanism of self-reversal is the single-phase Néel mechanism of the N-type. The N-type mechanism underlies the physical mechanism and numerical model of self-reversal developed in the paper. The numerical modeling results are compared with experimental data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Trukhin
    • 1
  • N. S. Bezaeva
    • 1
  • T. V. Matveeva
    • 1
  • P. Rauchette
    • 2
  1. 1.Physical FacultyMoscow State UniversityVorob’evy gory, MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Laboratoire CEREGEFrance

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