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On the magnetocrystalline anisotropy of greigite (Fe3S4)

Winklhofer, Michael; Chang, Liao; Eder, Stephan


The ferrimagnetic mineral greigite (cubic Fe3S4) is well known as an intracellular biomineralization product in magnetic bacteria and as a widely occurring authigenic mineral in anoxic sediments. Due to the lack of suitable single-crystal specimens, the magnetic anisotropy parameters of greigite have remained poorly constrained, to the point where not even the easy axis of magnetization is known. Here we report on an effort to determine the anisotropy parameters on the basis of ferromagnetic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. G3
DOI: 10.1002/2013GC005121


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