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An alloy of nickel and iron that is easily magnetized and demagnetized, used in electrical equipment.
- ‘He and his colleagues deposited exquisitely thin loops of an easily magnetized nickel-iron compound called permalloy onto silicon wafers.’
- ‘The readback portion of the head is a conventional permalloy shielded, bottom spin valve sensor.’
1920s: (originally as a trademark) from permeable + alloy. See permeability.
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