Handbook of Magnetic Materials, Volume 21

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780444595935
eBook ISBN: 9780444595959
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 30th January 2013
Page Count: 394
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Over the last few decades magnetism has seen an enormous expansion into a variety of different areas of research, notably the magnetism of several classes of novel materials that share with truly ferromagnetic materials only the presence of magnetic moments.

Volume 21 of the Handbook of Magnetic Materials, like the preceding volumes, has a dual purpose. With contributions from leading authorities in the field, it includes a variety of topics which are intended as self-contained introductions to a given area in the field of magnetism without requiring recourse to the published literature. It is also intended as a reference for scientists active in magnetism research, providing readers with novel trends and achievements in magnetism. Volume 21 comprises topical review articles covering Heusler compounds, quasicrystalline solids,bulk amorphous alloys and nanocrystalline soft-magnetic alloys. 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 within the framework of physics, chemistry and material science.

Key Features

  • Composed of topical review articles written by leading authorities
  • Introduces given topics in the field of magnetism
  • Provides the reader with novel trends and achievements in magnetism


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

Table of Contents

Preface to Volume 21

Contents of Volumes 1–20


Chapter One. Magnetic Heusler Compounds

1. Introduction

2. Crystal Structure and Atomic Ordering

3. Semiconductors

4. The Slater–Pauling Rule

5. Half-Metallic Ferromagnets

6. Heusler Compounds in Devices for Spintronic Applications

7. Tetragonal Heusler Compounds

8. Summary and Outlook


Chapter Two. Magnetic Properties of Quasicrystals and Their Approximants

1. Introduction

2. Magnetism in QCs

3. Al-Based QCs and APs

4. QCs and APs Not Based on Al

5. Summary


Chapter Three. Bulk Metallic Glasses

1. Introduction

2. Glass-Forming Ability and Formation Mechanisms

3. Features of Glassy Structures

4. Thermal Stability

5. Mechanical Properties

6. Magnetic Properties

7. Corrosion Resistance

8. Applications

9. Future Prospects


Chapter Four. Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Alloys Two Decades of Progress


1. Introduction

2. Alloy Processing

3. Alloy Design Considerations

4. Phase Transformations, Kinetics, and Thermodynamics

5. Structural and Microstructural Characterization

6. Magnetic Property Characterization

7. Other Physical Properties

8. Conclusions


Further Reading

Author Index

Subject Index

Materials Index


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"…It is intended to be useful to those who need to be introduced to a given topic in the field of magnetism without having to read the vast number of published literature…Anyone interested in the class of magnetic materials described will find this handbook valuable for the up-to-date information and the review of recent new discoveries and applications..." --IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, March-April 2014