Handbook of Magnetic Materials

Handbook of Magnetic Materials

1st Edition - January 9, 2013

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  • Editor: K.H.J. Buschow
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444595959

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2013
  • Published: January 9, 2013
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444595959

About the Editor

K.H.J. Buschow

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

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