Handbook of Magnetic Materials

Edited by

  • K.H.J. Buschow, Van Der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Volume 19 of the Handbook of Magnetic Materials, as the preceding volumes, has a dual purpose. As a textbook it is intended to help those who wish to be introduced to a given topic in the field of magnetism without the need to read the vast amount of literature published. As a work of reference it is intended for scientists active in magnetism research. To this dual purpose, Volume 19 is composed of topical review articles written by leading authorities. In each of these articles an extensive description is given in graphical as well as in tabular form, much emphasis being placed on the discussion of the experimental material in the framework of physics, chemistry and material science. It provides readers with novel trends and achievements in magnetism.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2011
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53780-5


"This is a further volume in the, now extensive, series of the Handbook of Magnetic Materials… I am not aware of a more complete description anywhere. There are numerous tables, not just of materials properties, but also of the various symmetries and point-groups in which various forms of magneto-electric coupling can occur. If it can become more widely known, I would expect this to become a standard reference work for the active field of magneto-electrics and multi-ferroics."--Contemporary Physics

Table of Contents

1. Magnetic Recording Heads
Juergen Heidmann and Alexander M. Taratori
1.Evolution of Magnetic Recording Systems
2. Magnetic Media
3. Recording Density, Disk Drive and Channel Electronics
4. Read/Write Process
5. Read Head Considerations
6. Perpendicular Recording Heads
7. Energy Assisted Write Heads
8. Dynamic Properties
9. Characterization of Write Heads
10. Overview Magnetic Read Sensors
11. The Anisotropic Magneto-resistive (AMR) Effect
12. The GMR Effect
13. Tunnel Junctions
14. Noise in Magnetic Sensors
15. Sensor Characterization
2. Spintronic Devices for Memory and Logic Applications
B.Dieny, R.C.Sousa, J.Hérault,  C.Papusoi, G.Prenat, U.Ebels, D.Houssameddine, B.Rodmacq, S.Auffret, L. Prejbeanu-Buda, M.C.CyrilleB.Delaet O.Redon, C.Ducruet, J.P.Nozieres, L.Prejbeanu
1. Introduction
2. Magnetic tunnel junctions: a route for CMOS/magnetism integration
3.Spin-transfer phenomenon
4.Magnetic Random Access Memories (MRAM)
5.Towards a non-volatile reprogrammable logic
3. Magnetoelectricity
L.E. Fuentes-Cobas, J.A. Matutes-Aquino and M.E. Fuentes-Montero
1.Historical introduction: magnetoelectricity and multiferroicity
2. Fundamentals
3. Measurement of magnetoelectric properties
4. Single-phase magnetoelectric multiferroics
5. Magnetoelectric composites
6. Applications
4. Magnetic-field-induced effects in martensitic Heusler-based magnetic shape-memory alloys
M. Acet, Ll. Manosa, A. Planes
1. Introduction
2. Twin-boundary motion
3. Structural and magnetic properties of martensitic Heuslers
4. Lattice dynamics of Ni-Mn-based Heusler alloys
5. Field-driven effects
6. Concluding remarks
5. Structure and magnetic properties of L10-ordered Fe-Pt alloys and nanoparticles
Julia Lyubina, Bernd Rellinghaus, Oliver Gutfleisch, Manfred Albrecht
1. Introduction
2. Phase diagram and structure of Fe-Pt alloys
3. Magnetic properties of Fe-Pt alloys
4. Structure and magnetic properties of bulk Fe Pt alloys
5. Nanocrystalline Fe-Pt materials
6. Fe-Pt nanomagnets
7. Application of Fe-Pt alloys
8. Summary