Metallurgical Transactions

, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp 1513–1521 | Cite as

Electromagnetic properties of eutectic composites (A critical review)

  • H. Weiss


The electromagnetic properties are considered for eutectics, in which the matrix is either a) a metal, b) a semiconductor, or c) an insulator. In case a) hard magnetic and superconducting materials can be expected if the diameter of the inclusions is reduced to a few hundred angstroms. It is not yet possible to obtain such structures. Metallic inclusions in a semiconductor permit large thermo- and galvanomagnetic effects. In the aligned eutectic, InSb−NiSb, all the conditions for a magnetoresistive device,e.g., the field-plate, are fulfilled and, therefore, it is the only eutectic composite which permits marketable devices.


Coercive Force Barium Ferrite MnSb NiSb Hall Voltage 
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  • H. Weiss
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  1. 1.Solid State Systems in the Research Laboratories of Siemens AktiengesellschaftMunichWest Germany

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