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The complete and absolute ownership of land. Also the real estate so owned. The inherent sovereign power claimed by the legislature of a state, of controlling private property for public uses, is termed the right of eminent domain.

National domain is sometimes applied to the aggregate of the property owned directly by a nation. Public domain embraces all lands, the title to which is in the United States, including land occupied for the purposes of federal buildings, arsenals, dock-yards, and so on, and land of an agricultural or mineral character not yet granted to private owners.

Sphere of influence. Range of control or rule; realm.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

DOMAIN. It signifies sometimes, dominion, territory governed - sometimes, possession, estate - and sometimes, land about the mansion house of a lord. By domain is also understood the right to dispose at our pleasure of what belongs to us.
     2. A distinction, has been made between property and domain. The former is said to be that quality which is conceived to be in the thing itself, considered as belonging to such or such person, exclusively of all others. By the latter is understood that right which the owner has of disposing of the thing. Hence domain and property are said to be correlative terms; the one is the active right to dispose, the other a passive quality which follows the thing, and places it at the disposition of the owner. 3 Toull. n. 8 3. But this distinction is too subtle for practical use. Puff. Droit de la Nature et des Gens, loi 4, c. 4, Sec. 2. Vide 1 B1. Com. 105, 106; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 456; Clef des Lois Rom. h.t.; Domat, h.t.; 1 Hill. Ab. 24; 2 Hill. Ab. 237; and Demesne as Of fee; Property; Things.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Until now it hasn't been obvious how one could control magnetic domain walls reversibly and predictably using electric fields.
Stress can change certain features of some magnetic domains to influence [H.sub.e].
To create a successful demonstration of magnetic domain structure, it is not sufficient to merely place many ordinary magnetic compasses in a tray.
Digital data is generally recorded and stored in one of three modes: as magnetic domains on disks or tapes, as pits or holes on the reflective surfaces of optical media or in more esoteric forms involving the interaction of atomic and electromagnetic properties.
Nowadays, the magnetic force microscopy (MFM) is advanced well established surface-sensitive technique for magnetic domain observations in a variety of magnetic materials (e.g., recording media [14], particles [15], nanocomposites [16,17], amorphous and/or nanocrystalline alloys [1820], and thin films [21]).
The magnetic properties of GBs in sintered Nd-Fe-B permanent magnets play a crucial role for the nucleation of reversed magnetic domains as shown in our previous publications [21,22].
Such nanostructures showed the characteristic magnetization reversal behavior and magnetic domain structures.
The magnetic domain structures for two Fe-Si GO strips cut at 0[degrees] with the rolling direction (RD) in demagnetized state can be observed in figure 4.
He notes that magnetic-recording experts had thought that a write pulse must endure at least 100 ps to induce a magnetic domain to switch polarity.
For this reason, annealing process for the elimination of residual stresses is essential and two-step annealing contributes to the growth of the magnetic domain and domain wall motion and then reduces the magnetic losses and improves the permeability ofSMCs [11].
Many researchers have been focusing on the nanoscale because magnetic nanoparticles contain a simple magnetic domain and show a superparamagnetic behavior at room temperature, which means that the magnetization M is close to zero in the absence of a magnetic field, but when an external magnetic field is applied, the magnetic moments are aligned with the field [4].