Burkard Hillebrands, Kamel Ounadjela
This second volume of the book on spin dynamics in confined magnetic structures covers central aspects of spin dynamic phenomena, so that researchers can find a comprehensive compilation of the current work in the field. Introductory chapters help newcomers to understand the basic concepts, and the more advanced chapters give the current state of the art for most spin dynamic issues in the milliseconds to femtoseconds range. Both experimental techniques and theoretical work are discussed. The comprehensive presentation of these developments makes this volume very timely and valuable for every researcher working in the field of magnetism. It describes the new experimental techniques which have advanced this field very rapidly. Among the techniques covered, particular attention is given to those involving high temporal, elemental and spatial resolution as well as to techniques involving magnetic field pulses with very short rise times and durations.
Contents: Fast Switching of Mesoscopic Magnets.- Spin Damping in Ultrathin Magnetic Films.- Magnetization Dynamics Investigated by Time-Resolved Kerr Effect Magnetometry.- High-Speed Switching and Rotational Dynamics in Small Magnetic Thin-Film Devices.- Time-resolved X-ray Magnetic Circular.- The Dynamic Response of the Magnetization to Hot Spins.- Ultrafast Magnetization and Switching.- Ultrafast Magnetization and Switching