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Magnetic Materials
Fundamentals and Applications

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: August 2010
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  • isbn: 9780511796166

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  • Magnetic Materials is an excellent introduction to the basics of magnetism, magnetic materials and their applications in modern device technologies. Retaining the concise style of the original, this edition has been thoroughly revised to address significant developments in the field, including the improved understanding of basic magnetic phenomena, new classes of materials, and changes to device paradigms. With homework problems, solutions to selected problems and a detailed list of references, Magnetic Materials continues to be the ideal book for a one-semester course and as a self-study guide for researchers new to the field. New to this edition: • Entirely new chapters on Exchange Bias Coupling, Multiferroic and Magnetoelectric Materials, Magnetic Insulators • Revised throughout, with substantial updates to the chapters on Magnetic Recording and Magnetic Semiconductors, incorporating the latest advances in the field • New example problems with worked solutions

    • A detailed but manageable book that provides a thorough introduction to the basics of magnetism and magnetic materials
    • Revised throughout and updated to include the latest developments in the field
    • Includes many example problems, most with fully worked solutions
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    Reviews & endorsements

    From the first edition: '… the book is a useful and compact addition to the bookshelf of anyone wishing to get a good up-to-date account of magnetic materials at the start of the 21st century.' Materials World

    From the first edition: '… well written and hard to put down. It quickly takes the reader on an epic journey from the most basic principles of magnetism to the cutting edges of technology. Those who complete the odyssey will develop a coherent overview of magnetism and magnetic materials past, present, and future … Spaldin captivates readers with her style which makes learning a pleasurable and effective experience.' Physics Today

    'There is a reasonable balance between the fundamental physical concepts and practical applications …' The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511796166
    • contains: 166 b/w illus. 28 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Basics:
    1. Review of basic magnetostatics
    2. Magnetization and magnetic materials
    3. Atomic origins of magnetism
    4. Diamagnetism
    5. Paramagnetism
    6. Interactions in ferromagnetic materials
    7. Ferromagnetic domains
    8. Antiferromagnetism
    9. Ferrimagnetism
    10. Summary of basics
    Part II. Magnetic Phenomena:
    11. Anisotropy
    12. Nanoparticles and thin films
    13. Magnetoresistance
    14. Exchange bias
    Part III. Device Applications and Novel Materials:
    15. Magnetic data storage
    16. Magneto-optics and magneto-optic recording
    17. Magnetic semiconductors and insulators
    18. Multiferroics
    Solutions to selected exercises.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Functional Properties of Materials
    • Introduction to Materials Science
    • Magnetism and Magnetic materials
    • Materials Charaterization
  • Author

    Nicola A. Spaldin, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Nicola A. Spaldin is a Professor in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an enthusiastic and effective teacher, with experience ranging from developing and managing the UCSB Integrative Graduate Training Program to answering elementary school students' questions online. Particularly renowned for her research in the area of multiferroics and magnoelectrics, her current research focuses on using electronic structure methods to design and understand materials that combine magnetism with additional functionalities. She was recently awarded the American Physical Society's McGroddy Prize for New Materials for this work. She is also active in research administration, directing the UCSB/National Science Foundation International Center for Materials Research.

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