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Handbook of Magnetism and Advanced Magnetic Materials, 5 Volume Set

Helmut Kronmüller (Editor), Stuart Parkin (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-02217-7
3064 pages
September 2007
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From the first application of the oxide magnetite as a compass in China in ancient times, and from the early middle ages in Europe, magnetic materials have become an indispensable part of our daily life.

Magnetic materials are used ubiquitously in the modern world, in fields as diverse as, for example, electrical energy transport, high-power electro-motors and generators, telecommunication systems, navigation equipment, aviation and space operations, micromechanical automation, medicine, magnetocaloric refrigeration, computer science, high density recording, non-destructive testing of materials, and in many household applications. Research in many of these areas continues apace.

The progress made in recent years in computational sciences and advanced material preparation techniques has dramatically improved our knowledge of fundamental properties and increased our ability to produce materials with highly-tailored magnetic properties, even down to the nanoscale dimension.

Containing approximately 120 chapters written and edited by acknowledged world leaders in the field, The Handbook of Magnetism and Advanced Magnetic Materials provides a state-of-the-art, comprehensive overview of our current understanding of the fundamental properties of magnetically ordered materials, and their use in a wide range of sophisticated applications.

The Handbook is published in five themed volumes, as follows:

Volume 1- Fundamentals and Theory

Volume 2- Micromagnetism

Volume 3- Novel Techniques for Characterizing and Preparing Samples

Volume 4- Novel Materials

Volume 5- Spintronics and Magnetoelectronics

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VOLUME 1: Fundamentals and Theory

Part 1: Electron Theory of Magnetism

Density Functional Theory of Magnetism

Hubbard Model

Dynamical Mean Field Theory of Itinerant Electron Magnetism

Quantum Monte Carlo Methods

Part 2: Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems

Heavy Fermions: electrons at the edge of magnetism

The Kondo Effect

Orbital physics in transition metal oxides: Magnetism and optics

Part 3:Theory of Magnetic Spectroscopy and Scattering

Magnetic Spectroscopy

X-ray and Neutron Scattering by Magnetic Materials

Part 4:Spin Dynamics and Relaxation

Spin Waves; History and A Summary of Recent Developments

Dissipative Magnetization dynamics close to the adiabatic regime

Part 5:Phase Transitions and Finite Temperature Magnetism

Experiment and Analysis

Electron Theory of Finite Temperature Magnetism

Theory of Magnetic Phase Transitions

Disordered and Frustrated Spin Systems

Quantum Phase Transitions

Part 6: Theory of Magneocrystalline Anisotropy and Magnetoelasticity

Theory of Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy and Magnetoelasticity in transition metal systems

Theory of Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy and Magnetoelasticity for 4f and 5f Metals

Magnetostriction and Magnetoelasticity Theory: a Modern View

Part 7: Theory of Transport and Exchange Phenomena in Layer Systems

Exchange Coupling in Magnetic Multilayers

Enhanced Magnetoresistance

Berry phase in magnetism and the anomalous Hall effect

Theory of Spin-Dependent Tunneling

Part 8: Magnetism of Low Dimensions

Magnetism of Low-dimensional Metallic Structures

Magnetism of Low-Dimensional Systems: Theory

Part 9: Molecular Magnets: Phenomenology and Theory

Molecular Magnets: Phenomenology and Theory

Part 10: Magnetism and Superconductivity

Interplay of Superconductivity and Magnetism

Magnetic Superconductors

VOLUME 2: Micromagnetism

Part 1: Fundamentals of Micromagnetism and Discrete Computational Models

General Micromagnetic Theory

Numerical Micromagnetics : Finite Difference Methods

Numerical Methods in Micromagnetics (FEM)

Magnetization dynamics including thermal fluctuations: basic phenomenology, fast remagnetization processes and transitions over high energy barriers

Nonlinear Magnetization Dynamics in Nanomagnets

Classical Spin Models

Part 2: Micromagnetics Applications: Distribution of Equilibrium Configurations, Phase Diagrams and Hysteretic Properties- Small Objects 

Magnetization Configurations and reversal in small magnetic elements

Magnetic Properties of Systems of Low Dimensions

Part 3: Micromagnetics Applications: Distribution of Equilibrium Configurations, Phase Diagrams and Hysteretic Properties- Wall in Nanowires

Domain Wall Propagation in Magnetic Wires

Current Induced Domain-Wall Motion in Magnetic Nanowires

The Motion of Domain Walls in Nano-Circuits and its Application to Digital Logic

Part 4: Micromagnetics Applications: Distribution of Equilibrium Configurations, Phase Diagrams and Hysteretic Properties- Microstructure and Magnetization Processes

Guided Spin Waves

Micromagnetism-Microstructure Relations. Micromagnetism of the Hysteresis Loop

Modelling of Non-linear Behaviour and Hysteresis in Magnetic Materials

Part 5: Magnetization dynamics, solitons, Modes and Thermal Excitations

Magnetization Dynamics: Thermal Driven Noise in Magnetoresistive Sensors

Modes, Theory and Experiment

Nonlinear Multi-dimensional Spin Wave Excitations in Magnetic Films

Part 6: Micromagnetics of Spin angular transfer 

Theory of Spin-Transfer Torque

Microwave Generation in Magnetic Multilayers and Nanostructures

VOLUME 3: Novel Techniques for Characterizing and Preparing Samples

Part 1: X-Ray and Neutron Diffraction Techniques

Spin Structures and Spin Wave Excitations

Domain States determined by Neutron Refraction and Scattering

Polarized neutron reflectivity and scattering of magnetic nanostructures and spintronic materials

Part 2: Synchrotron Radiation Techniques, Circular Dichroism of Hard & Soft X-Rays

Synchrotron radiation techniques based on X-ray magnetic circular dichroism

Part 3: Time and Space Resolved Magnetization Dynamics

Ultrafast Magnetodynamics with Lateral Resolution: A View by Photoemission Microscopy

Part 4: Electron Microscopy and Electron Holography

Lorentz Microscopy of Thin Film Systems

Electron Holography Of Ferromagnetic Materials

Spin-Polarized Low Energy Electron Diffraction

Spin-polarized Low Energy Electron Microscopy (SPLEEM)

Scanning Electron Microscopy with Polarisation Analysis

Part 5: Magneto-optical Techniques

Investigation of Domains and Dynamics of Domain Walls by the Magneto-optical Kerr-effect

Magnetization-induced second harmonic generation technique

Investigation of Spin Waves and Spin Dynamics by Optical Techniques

Time-resolved Kerr-effect and spin dynamics in itinerant ferromagnets

Part 6: Spin Polarized Electron Spectroscopies

Investigation of Ultrathin Ferromagnetic Films by Magnetic Resonance

Spin-Polarized Photoelectron Spectroscopy as a probe of Magnetic Systems

High-energy surface spin-waves studied by Spin-polarized Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy

Part 7: Nano Magnetism- Application and Charaterisation

Scanning Probe Techniques: MFM and SP-STM

Alternative Patterning Techniques : Magnetic Interactions in Nanomagnet Arrays

Chemical Synthesis of Monodisperse Magnetic Nanoparticles

Nanoimprint Technology for Patterned Magnetic Nanostructures

Part 8: Growth Techniques

Growth of Magnetic Materials using Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Epitaxial Heusler alloys on III-V semiconductors

Crystal Growth of magnetic materials

VOLUME 4: Novel Materials

Part 1: Soft Magnetic Materials

Amorphous Alloys

Soft Magnetic Materials - Nanocrystalline Alloys

Soft Magnetic Bulk Glassy and Bulk Nanocrystalline Alloys

Advanced Soft Magnetic Materials for Power Applications

Part 2 : Hard Magnetic Materials

Rare earth intermetallics for permanent magnet applications

Rare-earth (RE) Transition-Metal (T M) Magnets

Rare earth nanocrystalline and nanostructured magnets

Current Status of Magnetic Industry in China & its Future

Part 3: Ferro- and ferrimagnetic oxides and alloys

Ferrimagnetic Insulators

Crystallography and Chemistry of Perovskites

Chalcogenides and Pnictides

Dilute Magnetic Oxides and Nitrides

Heusler alloys

Half Metals

Part 4: Ferro- and ferrimagnetic particles

Superparamagnetic Particles

Novel Nanoparticulate Magnetic Materials and Structures

Part 5: Micro- and Nanowires

Advanced Magnetic Microwires

Template-based Synthesis and Characterization of High-Density Ferromagnetic Nanowire Arrays

Magnetic Carbon

Part 6: Magnetic Thin Films

Magnetic Ultra-hyphen;thin Films

Magnetic Thin Films

Hard Magnetic Films

Part 7: Magnetic Materials with outstanding properties

Magneto-optical materials

Magnetocaloric Materials

Magnetostrictive Materials and Magnetic Shape Memory Materials

Ferroelectricity in Incommensurate Magnets

Magnetism and Quantum Critically in Heavy-Fermion Compounds: Interplay with Superconductivity

Molecular nanomagnets

Part 8: Biomagnetic Materials

Spintronic Biochips For Biomolecular Recognition

Application of Magnetic Particles in Medicine and Biology

VOLUME 5: Spintronics and Magnetoelectronics

Part 1: Metal Spintronics

Magnetic Tunnel Junctions including Applications

Spin angular momentum transfer in magnetoresistive nano-junctions

Spin-transfer in high magnetic fields and single magnetic layer nanopillars

Microwave Excitations in Spin Momentum Transfer Devices

Theory of Spin-Polarized Current and Spin-Transfer Torque in Magnetic Multilayers

Part 2: Exotic Materials

High Temperature Superconductivity- Magnetic Mechanisms

Ferromagnetic Manganite Films

Magnetic Polarons

Kondo Effect in Mesoscopic Quantum Dots

Ferromagnetic Semiconductors

Diluted ferromagnetic semiconductors - theoretical aspects

Part 3: Semiconductor spintronics

Spin Engineering in Quantum Well Structures

Hot Electron Spintronics

Spin-dependent transport of carriers in semiconductors

Spintronic devices/spin relaxation

Theory of Spin Hall Effects in Semiconductors

Manipulation of Spins and Coherence in Semiconductors

Quantum computing with spins in solids

Part 4: Quantum computation

The Magnetic Resonance Force Microscope

Part 5: Magnetoresistance

Tunneling Magnetoresistance in Semiconductors

Spin-dependent Tunneling: Role of Evanescent and Resonant States

Unusual magnetoresistance including extraordinary and Ballistic

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