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Author Esa, Mohammad Faris Mohammad ♦ Hassan, Ibrahim Haji ♦ Rahim, Faszly ♦ Hanifah, Sharina Abu
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATERIALS SCIENCE ♦ CONCENTRATION RATIO ♦ DIAMAGNETISM ♦ FERROMAGNETISM ♦ GEOMAGNETIC FIELD ♦ INCLINATION ♦ MAGNETIC MATERIALS ♦ MAGNETIC PROPERTIES ♦ MAGNETITE ♦ ORIENTATION ♦ VIBRATING SAMPLE MAGNETOMETERS ♦ X-RAY DIFFRACTION
Abstract Magnetic material such as magnetite are known as particles that respond to external magnetic field with their ferromagnetic properties as they are believed contribute to in responding to the geomagnetic field. These particles are used by terrestrial animals such as termites for navigation and orientation. Since our earth react as giant magnetic bar, the magnitude of this magnetic field present by intensity and direction (inclination and direction). The magnetic properties and presence of magnetite in termites Macrotermes gilvus, common mound-building termite were tested. M. gilvus termites was tested with a Vibrating Sample Magnetometer VSM to determine the magnetic properties of specimen. The crushed body sample was characterized with X-Ray Diffraction XRD to show the existent of magnetic material (magnetite) in the specimens. Results from VSM indicate that M. gilvus has diamagnetism properties. The characterization by XRD shows the existent of magnetic material in our specimen in low concentration.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-09-25
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1678
Issue Number 1


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