Vladimir Arkadev

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Arkad’ev, Vladimir Konstantinovich


Born Apr. 9 (21), 1884; in Moscow; died there on Jan. 12, 1953. Soviet physicist, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (AN SSSR) (1927).

Arkad’ev graduated from Moscow University in 1908. In 1907 he began to study electromagnetic phenomena in metals in the P. N. Lebedev Laboratory. In 1919 he organized a magnetism laboratory at Moscow State University; he directed it until his death. He headed a committee of the AN SSSR on magnetic and semiconducting materials. He became a professor at Moscow State University in 1930.

In 1913, Arkad’ev first observed the selective absorption of electromagnetic waves in ferromagnetic substances—a phenomenon later called ferromagnetic resonance. His Theory of the Electromagnetic Field in Ferromagnetic Metal (1913) and other works formed the basis of contemporary magnetodynamics. The basic results of his research were given in the book Electromagnetic Processes in Metals (parts 1–2, 1934–36). He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and some medals.


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