Handbook of Magnetic Materials

Edited by

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

Volume 20 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 20 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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Physicists, chemists and materials scientists, scientists active in magnetism research


Book information

  • Published: February 2012
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-56371-2


"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."

M. Blamire, University of Cambridge, Contemporary Physics 2012


Table of Contents

1. Microwave Magnetic Materials
 Vincent G. Harris
 1. Introduction and historical development
 2. Structure and chemistry of ferrites
 3. Ferrite magnetism
 4. Applications
 5. Ferrite materials processing
 6. Outlook
2. Metal Evaporated Media
 Pierre-Olivier Jubert and Seiichi Onodera
 1. Introduction
 2. Fabrication, structure and magnetic properties of metal evaporated media
 3. Recording physics of the obliquely evaporated media
 4. Recording performance of the most recent oblique metal evaporated media
 5.Perpendicular metal evaporated media
 6.Durability of metal evaporated media
 7. Summary and conclusion
3. Magnetoelasticity of bcc Fe-Ga Alloys
 Gabriela Petculescu, Ruqian Wu, and Robert McQueeney
 1. Background
 2. Structure of Fe-Ga alloys
 3. Role of elasticity
 4. Theoretical investigations
 5.  Summary and prospects
4. Rare Earth Mössbauer Spectroscopy Measurements on Lanthanide Intermetallics, a Survey
 P.C.M. Gubbens
 1. Introduction
 2. Rare earth Mössbauer spectroscopy and methodology
 3. Theoretical aspects
 4. Overview of rare earth intermetallic compounds
 5. Conclusions