the Institute for Magnetics Research’s [IMR] Web site.
IMR focuses its work on modeling, experimental measurements, and the use
of magnetic materials. The materials most commonly studied are magnetic
recording media, magneto-optical media, and magnetostrictive
materials. Applications include computer hard drives, floppy disks and
read/write memories, microwave devices, magnetostrictive
transducers and magnetic refrigeration. Modeling methods employed include
Preisach based models, micromagnetics
and nonlinear finite element models. Past and present organizations that
have cooperated with the Institute in conducting research include NIST
Gaithersburg, NSF, DOE, ONR, GE Global Research, Bureau of Engraving and
Printing (BEP), DARPA, IBM, Fuji and ANSYS Software.