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I was just curious to know that is it possible to see domains of a magent/metal in motion on being magnetized, under microscope. If there is someone who has access to microscopes, can help me out on this. I was thinking of buying one. Question is lil stupid but I am putting it here because I know no better place !!

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You actually have a couple of options without have to resort to a microscope. One of the most interesting is Magnetic Field Viewing Film which should allow one to view magnetic fields easily over large domains. The film is pretty responsive, so it would likely allow one to view domain formation in larger materials.

An interesting way to viewing magnetic effects is to use an old computer crt and some magnets. If you wanted to get down to the nano scale, that is possible too, but probably out of most people's budget. The viewing film is definitely budget friendly.

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+1, the viewing film is a great tool to visualize magnetism and is cheap as well (5€). – Alexander Oct 4 '12 at 10:41
thanks for suggestion but actually I was just wondering if I can see the domains getting aligned...! – Rorschach Oct 4 '12 at 11:53
@HalSwyers: ya I have seen that but is must be quite different and highly specialized for that purpose..but thanks for links ! – Rorschach Oct 5 '12 at 6:07

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