A wide-ranging text covering basic physical concepts, experimental methods and applications in an attractive format. Illustrated with over 600 figures, helpful tables and data sheets, it treats 38 principal magnetic materials in detail. This is an ideal textbook for graduates and for anyone with a professional interest in magnetism.
Covering basic physical concepts, experimental methods, and applications, this book is an indispensable text on the fascinating science of magnetism, and an invaluable source of practical reference data. Accessible, authoritative, and assuming undergraduate familiarity with vectors, electromagnetism and quantum mechanics, this textbook is well suited to graduate courses. Emphasis is placed on practical calculations and numerical magnitudes - from nanoscale to astronomical scale - focussing on modern applications, including permanent magnet structures and spin electronic devices. Each self-contained chapter begins with a summary, and ends with exercises and further reading. The book is thoroughly illustrated with over 600 figures to help convey concepts and clearly explain ideas. Easily digestible tables and data sheets provide a wealth of useful information on magnetic properties. The 38 principal magnetic materials, and many more related compounds, are treated in detail.
1. Introduction; 2. Magnetostatics; 3. Magnetism of electrons; 4. Magnetism of localized electrons on the atom; 5. Ferromagnetism and exchange; 6. Antiferromagnetism and other magnetic order; 7. Micromagnetism, domains and hysteresis; 8. Nanoscale magnetism; 9. Magnetic resonance; 10. Experimental methods; 11. Magnetic materials; 12. Applications of soft magnets; 13. Applications of hard magnets; 14. Spin electronics and magnetic recording; 15. Special topics; Appendixes; Index.