Chapter 5. Materials Considerations in Wiegand-Effect Devices

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. J. David Marks

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291023.ch5

Proceedings of the 8th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issues 5/6

Proceedings of the 8th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issues 5/6

How to Cite

Marks, J. D. (1980) Materials Considerations in Wiegand-Effect Devices, in Proceedings of the 8th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 1, Issues 5/6 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291023.ch5

Author Information

  1. Echlin Mfg. Co. 175 N. Branford Rd., Branford, Conn. 06405

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1980

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373835

Online ISBN: 9780470291023

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Keywords:

  • considerations;
  • homogeneous;
  • magnitudes;
  • compositions;
  • orientation

Summary

The Wiegand effect is a new magnetic pulse generating technology, residing in a specially work-hardened ferromagnetic wire. When the wire is exposed to certain excursions of an external magnetic field, flux-reversal occurs within the wire which generates a sharp voltage pulse in the sensing coil wound around the Wiegand wire. The materials considerations in the alloy for making Wiegand wire, and the magnet materials for its excitation are considered.