A Handbook of Magnetochemical Formulae


  • Roman Boča, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia

Magnetochemistry is concerned with the study of magnetic properties in materials. It investigates the relationship between the magnetic properties of chemical compounds and their atomic and molecular structure. This rapidly growing field has a number of applications, and the measuring and interpreting of magnetic properties is often conducted by scientists who are not specialists in the field. Magnetochemistry requires complex mathematics and physics and so can be daunting for those who have not previously studied it in depth. Aimed at providing a single source of information on magnetochemistry, this book offers a comprehensive and contemporary review of the mathematical background and formula for predicting or fitting magnetic data, including a summary of the theory behind magnetochemistry to help understand the necessary calculations. Along with tables listing the key formula, there is also a model of the magnetic functions showing the effect of individual magnetic parameters. The clear structure and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of magnetochemistry will make this an essential book for advanced students and practitioners.
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Postgraduate students and Researchers in Chemistry and Physics


Book information

  • Published: February 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-416014-9

Table of Contents


1: Molecular symmetry

2: Coupling coefficients

3: From operators to response functions

4: Free-atom energy levels

5: Crystal field theory


6: Magnetism of mononuclear spin systems

7: Magnetic angular momentum

8: Magnetism of manifold term systems


9: Magnetism of polynuclear spin systems

10: Spin algebra for the exchange interaction

11: Symmetry of the spin system

12: Magnetism of dinuclear spin systems

13: Magnetism of trinuclear spin systems

14: Magnetism of polyhedral spin systems

15: Magnetism of chains and rings

Appendix A - Constants and functions

Appendix B - Energy levels

Appendix C - Magnetochemical formulae