Vol. 2, No. 2 May 2002 Contents

Milli Gauss Pulsed Magnetic Field Applied Phosphate Buffered Saline Solution Elevates Intracellular Ca2+ Level and Stimulates Phagocytic Activity of Human Neutrophils
M. Fukushima, K. Mohri, T. Kataoka, and M. Matsumoto……..15

Study of Magnetization Process in Co-Cr-Ta Media and Co/Pt Multilayered Media by Anomalous Hall Effect Analysis
S. Das and S. Nakagawa……..19

Magnetic Properties and Noise Characteristics of FeC Film for Backlayer of Double-layered Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Medium
H. Kawano, T. Morikawa, K. Matsumoto, and K. Shono……..23

Estimation of Thermal Stability in Magneto-Optical Recording Media
M. Mochida and T. Suzuki……..28

Relation between the Mechanical Output of a Small Stepping Motor and the Intrinsic Coercivity of an Unsaturated α-Fe/R2Fe14B Nanocomposite Bonded Magnet (R=Pr and Nd)
F. Yamashita, K. Takasugi, H. Yamamoto, and H. Fukunaga……..32

Analyses of Superparamagnetism–Magnetic Properties of Isolated Iron-Nitride Nanoparticles–
H. Mamiya, I. Nakatani, T. Furubayashi, and M. Ohnuma……..36

Study of Magnetostatic Interaction in Magnetic Multilayer Wires Using Exchange Anisotropy
T. Kimura, Y. Itagaki, F. Wakaya, and K. Gamo……..49

Temperature Dependence of the Electrical Resistivity in Insulating Granular Films under High Pressure
S. Kaji, G. Oomi, F. Honda, S. Mitani, and K. Takanashi……..53

Nonequilibrium in Mn Ferrite Thin Films and Its Relaxation by Heat Treatment
T. Tanaka……..56

Magnetic Properties of Fe3C Thin Film Prepared by the IBS Method
T. Hamaya, J. Oikawa, M. Doi, H. Asano, and M. Matsui……..59

Spin Electronic States and Geometry of Fe Nanowire: Comparison with Au, Pt, Cu, Na, Mg, Al, Si, and Xe Atomic Strands
M. Sawamura, H. Hosoi, M. Kimura, G. Eilers, A. Subagyo, K. Sueoka, and K. Mukasa……..63

Effects of Hydrogenation on the Stucture, Transport, and Magnetic Properties of Multilayers Composed of Transition Metals and Rare-Earth Metals
Y. Kamada, A. Itoh, D. Takama, and M. Yamamoto……..69

Microstructure of Co-Cr-Nb-Pt Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Media with Ti and Pt Intermediate Layers
G. Sáfrán, S. Watanabe, T. Suzuki, J. Ariake, N. Honda, K. Ouchi, P. B. Barna, and G. Radnóczi……..76

Mössbauer Studies and Soft Magnetic Properties of Fe85.4-xCoxZr5.8Nb1B6.8Cu1 (x=0 or 42.7) Alloys
J. Olszewski, H. Fukunaga, Y. Yamashiro, J. Zbroszczyk, M. Hasiak, W. H. Ciurzyska, and A. Myczyk……..82

Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Fe83-xCoxNb3B13Cu1 (x=0 or 41.5) Alloys
J. Zbroszczyk, Y. Yamashiro, J. Olszewski, H. Fukunaga, M. Hasiak, W. H. Ciurzyska, and K. Perduta……..86

Effect of Pressure on the Magnetoresistance of the CeRh2Si2
M. Ohashi, G. Oomi, S. Koiwai, and Y. Uwatoko……..90

Effect of Substrate Temperature on Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy of Nd-Fe-B Films Prepared by RF Sputtering with Subsequent Heat Treatment
L. K. E. B. Serrona, A. Sugimura, R. Fujisaki, T. Okuda, N. Adachi, H. Ohsato, I. Sakamoto, A. Nakanishi, and M. Motokawa……..93

Magnetic Circular Dichroism of Polycrystalline (Mn1-xCrx)Pt3 and Epitaxial CrPt3 Alloy Films
T. Kato, K. Sugihara, H. Ito, A. Kobayashi, Y. Fujiwara, S. Iwata, and S. Tsunashima……..98

Issues in Determining Activation Volume in Magnetic Recording Media
G. Lauhoff, T. Suzuki, and R. Sbiaa……..104