Symbolics- Principles of quantum mechanics- Approximate methods of quantum mechanics- Angular momentum- Tensor properties- Molecular symmetry. Summary. References.
Macroscopic magnetic properties.
Magnetic quantities- Thermodynamic relationships- Alternating fields- Demagnetisation correction- Overview of magnetic susceptibilities- Statistical thermodynamics. Summary. References.
Microscopic magnetic properties.Relativistic approach.
Magnetic parameters- Electromagnetic potential- The Schrödinger equation in a magnetic field- Inclusion of the electron spin- Inclusion of the nuclear spin- Inclusion of the electron and nuclear spins- The effect of nuclear structure. Summary. References.
Quantisation of relativistic Hamilton function- The Dirac equation for a free electron- The Dirac equation for an electron in the electromagnetic field- Approximate solution of the Dirac equation- Relativistic one-electon Hamiltonian terms- Relativistic two-electron Hamiltonian terms- The magnetogyric factor for the electron- Molecular Hamiltonian terms. Summary. References.
Evaluation of magnetic parameters.Temperature dependence of magnetic susceptibility.
Methods- Magnetic susceptibility- The g-tensor- The D-tensor. Summary. References.
Susceptibility formulae- Numerical aspects- Optimisation algorithms- Fitting the magnetic susceptibility. Summary. References.
Types of magnetic materials.Single magnetic centres.
Diamagnetism- Paramagnetism- Cooperative ordering.Summary. References.
Free atom- Crystal field theory- Magnetic properties of free ions- Zero-field splitting- Orbital angular momentum contribution- Other interactions in mononuclear systems. Summary. References.
Spin crossover systems.Dinuclear systems.
Identification of spin transition- Models of spin transition- Properties of spin crossover systems. Summary. References.
Exchange interaction- Isotropic exchange in dinuclear systems- Non-isotropic exchange in dinuclear systems- Other interactions in dinuclear systems. Summary. References.
General strategy- Trinuclear clusters- Tetranuclear clusters- Chain systems- Double exchange. Summary. References.
Units and important definitions- Angular momentum matrices - Special Formulae- Pascal constants for diamagnetic susceptibility-Program for 3j,
symbols- Program for low-spin to high-spin conversion.Subject index.