Group 63 Seminar on Magnetism, Vol. 2, I
This memorandum covers the first two meetings of the 1953-1954 seminar on magnetism. It represents a survey of the literature on ferromagnetic anisotropy and is intended to serve as an introduction to the subject. It does not entail an intensive study of any particular aspect of anisotropy; this will be done in later meetings. It was felt that this survey could best be accomplished by splitting the subject into four broad subdivisions: (1) definition of the anisotropy constants, (2) important applications of anisotropy, (3) theoretical explanations of anisotropy, (4) methods of measuring the anisotropy constants.