Nanomagnetism: Fundamentals and Applications is a complete guide to the theory and practical applications of magnetism at the nanometer scale. It covers a wide range of potential applications including materials science, medicine, and the environment. A tutorial covers the special magnetic properties of nanoscale systems in various environments, from free clusters to nanostructured materials. Subsequent chapters focus on the current state of research in theory and experiment in specific areas, and also include applications of nanoscale systems to synthesizing high-performance materials and devices.

Key Features

  • The only book on nanomagnetism to cover such a wide area of applications
  • Includes a tutorial section that covers all the fundamental theory
  • Serves as a comprehensive guide for people entering the field


Final year undergraduates, post-graduates and research professionals in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Medicine and Environmental Science

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Tutorial Section on Nanomagnetism
    • Abstract
    • 1 Why is the Nanometer Scale Special in Magnetism?
    • 2 Formation of Domains in Magnetic Materials
    • 3 Domain Walls
    • 4 Single-Domain Particles
    • 5 The Blocking Temperature
    • 6 Magnetisation Dynamics in Nanoparticles Above the Blocking Temperature—Superparamagnetism
    • 7 Observation of Superparamagnetic Behaviour
    • 8 Magnetisation in Assemblies of Blocked Nanoparticles
    • 9 Enhanced Magnetic Moments in Nanoparticles
    • 10 The Effect of Nanoparticle Interactions on Magnetic Behaviour
  • Chapter 2: Spin and Orbital Magnetism in Free Nanoparticles: Size, Composition, and Temperature Effects
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Theoretical Background
    • 3 Size and Environment Dependence on Spin Magnetism in Transition-Metal Clusters
    • 4 FeRh, CoRh, and CoPt Alloy Clusters
    • 5 From Hund's Rules to Bulk Quenching of Orbital Magnetism
    • 6 Magnetic Anisotropy of Transition-Metal Clusters
    • 7 Tailoring the Magnetic Anisotropy of CoRh Nanoalloys
    • 8 Finite Temperature Magnetic Properties
    • 9 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 3: Novel Methods for the Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Production of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles By Co-precipitation, Partial Oxidation of Ferrous Hydroxide and Thermal Decomposition
    • 3 Synthesis of MNPs By MTB
    • 4 Dendrimer Encapsulated Nanoparticle or DENs
    • 5 Gas-Phase Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Materials
  • Chapter 4: Magnetic Interactions: A Tool to Modify the Magnetic Properties of Materials Based on Nanoparticles
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Magnetic Interaction in Nanoscaled Systems
    • 3 Magnetic Interaction: A Tool to Modify Magnetic Prop


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