Handbook of Magnetic Materials, Volume 19

1st Edition

Editors: K.H.J. Buschow
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444537805
eBook ISBN: 9780444537812
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 21st January 2011
Page Count: 410
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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,


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.

Key Features

  • Composed of topical review articles written by leading authorities
  • Intended to be of assistance to those who wish to be introduced to a given topic in the field of magnetism
  • As a work of reference it is intended for scientists active in magnetism research
  • Provide the readership with novel trends and achievements in magnetism


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"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

About the Editors

K.H.J. Buschow Editor

Professor Kurt Heinz Jürgen Buschow is a member of the Experimental Physics Department of the University of Amsterdam, where he teaches Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. He studied Physical Chemistry at the Free University of Amsterdam, starting in 1954.
After having received his M.Sc. degree in 1960 he prepared his thesis work dealing with “Ion-pair Formation with Polyacene Mono and Dinegative Ions”. He received his Ph.D. degree at the Free University in 1963.
In 1964 he held a research position at the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven. He was appointed Senior Scientist in 1976 and Chief Scientist in 1988. His research activities comprised fundamental as well as applied aspects. During this period he stayed for one year (1977) as a guest scientist at the Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.Y. In March 1994 he left the Philips Research Laboratories, taking a position at the Van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of Amsterdam and having simultaneously a part-time professorship at the University of Leiden.
His teaching activities are in the field of Metal Physics and Magnetic Materials. He has published more than 1100 papers in international scientific journals and is author of several review papers and handbook chapters on magnetic materials, metal hydrides and amorphous alloys. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Advisory Editor of the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and is also Editor of the Series Handbook Magnetic Materials. Recently he became one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Van Der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands