from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for any of several alloys of nickel and iron having high magnetic permeability.
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- n. an 80/20 alloy of nickel and iron; easily magnetized and demagnetized
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They used a thin film of a commercially available nickel-iron magnetic alloy called Permalloy for the disk.
Then, finding the domains to resemble woven thread, Mankey transformed the photos into "Patchwork Permalloy," which beat hundreds of competitors around the world to become the cover photo of the 2009 calendar for Veeco, a technology firm specializing in equipment for the data storage, wireless, lighting, semiconductor and solar industries.
He said "Patchwork Permalloy" got a lot of attention with its resemblance to wrapping paper, allowing it to earn spaces in both the December section and on the cover, which he said is usually reserved for the best composition.
A researcher for Alabama's Center for Materials for Information Technology, Mankey was previously chair of the Magnetic Interface and Nanostructures Division of the AVS Science and Technology Society, where he entered "Patchwork Permalloy" in AVS's Art Zone contest.