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Applied Magnetism

Developments in Data Storage: Materials Perspective


Author: S. N. Piramanayagam, Tow C. Chong
ISBN-13: 9780470501009
Year: 2011
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

The book covers the recent developments in the field of materials for advancing recording technology by experts worldwide. Chapters that provide sufficient information on the fundamentals will be also included, so that the book can be followed by graduate students or a beginner in the field of magnetic recording. The book also would have a few chapters related to optical data storage. In addition to helping a graduate student quickly grasp the subject, the book also will serve as useful reference material for the advanced researcher.

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Environmental Magnetism: Principles and Applications of Enviromagnetics


Author: Michael Edwin Evans, Friedrich Heller
ISBN-13: 978-0122438516
Year: 2003
Publisher: Academic Press

From the publishers web site:

Magnetism is important in environmental studies for several reasons, the two most fundamental being that most substances exhibit some form of magnetic behavior, and that iron is one of the most common elements in the Earth's crust. Once sequestered in a suitable material, magnetic particles constitute a natural archive of conditions existing in former times. Magnetism provides a tracer of paleo-climatic and paleo-environmental conditions and processes.

Environmental Magnetism details the occurrence and uses of magnetic materials in the natural environment. The first half of the volume describes the basic principles. The second half discusses the applications of magnetic measurements in various environmental settings on land, in lakes, in the ocean, and even various biological organisms.

Readership: An indispensable reference work for undergraduates, researchers, lecturers, and professionals in geomagnetism, geology, pedology, archaeology, oceanography, climatology, and earth system science

Fundamentals and Applications of Magnetic Materials


Author: Kannan M. Krishnan
ISBN-13: 9780199570447
Year: 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Students and researchers looking for a comprehensive textbook on magnetism, magnetic materials and related applications will find in this book an excellent explanation of the field. Chapters progress logically from the physics of magnetism, to magnetic phenomena in materials, to size and dimensionality effects, to applications. Beginning with a description of magnetic phenomena and measurements on a macroscopic scale, the book then presents discussions of intrinsic and phenomenological concepts of magnetism such as electronic magnetic moments and classical, quantum, and band theories of magnetic behavior. It then covers ordered magnetic materials (emphasizing their structure-sensitive properties) and magnetic phenomena, including magnetic anisotropy, magnetostriction, and magnetic domain structures and dynamics. What follows is a comprehensive description of imaging methods to resolve magnetic microstructures (domains) along with an introduction to micromagnetic modeling. The book then explores in detail size (small particles) and dimensionality (surface and interfaces) effects -- the underpinnings of nanoscience and nanotechnology that are brought into sharp focus by magnetism.

The hallmark of modern science is its interdisciplinarity, and the second half of the book offers interdisciplinary discussions of information technology, magnetoelectronics and the future of biomedicine via recent developments in magnetism. Modern materials with tailored properties require careful synthetic and characterization strategies. The book also includes relevant details of the chemical synthesis of small particles and the physical deposition of ultra thin films. In addition, the book presents details of state-of-the-art characterization methods and summaries of representative families of materials, including tables of properties. CGS equivalents (to SI) are included.

Introduction to Magnetic Random-Access Memory


Editors: Bernard Dieny, Ronald B. Goldfarb, Kyung-Jin Lee
ISBN-13: 978-1-119-00974-0
Year: 2016
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) is poised to replace traditional computer memory based on complementary metal-oxide semiconductors (CMOS). MRAM will surpass all other types of memory devices in terms of nonvolatility, low energy dissipation, fast switching speed, radiation hardness, and durability. Although toggle-MRAM is currently a commercial product, it is clear that future developments in MRAM will be based on spin-transfer torque, which makes use of electrons’ spin angular momentum instead of their charge. MRAM will require an amalgamation of magnetics and microelectronics technologies. However, researchers and developers in magnetics and in microelectronics attend different technical conferences, publish in different journals, use different tools, and have different backgrounds in condensed-matter physics, electrical engineering, and materials science.

This book is an introduction to MRAM for microelectronics engineers written by specialists in magnetic materials and devices. It presents the basic phenomena involved in MRAM, the materials and film stacks being used, the basic principles of the various types of MRAM (toggle and spin-transfer torque; magnetized in-plane or perpendicular-to-plane), the back-end magnetic technology, and recent developments toward logic-in-memory architectures. It helps bridge the cultural gap between the microelectronics and magnetics communities.

Magnetic Actuators and Sensors

magnetic actuators and sensors

Author: John R. Brauer
ISBN-13: 9780471731696
Year: 2014
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

A fully updated, easy-to-read guide on magnetic actuators andsensors

The Second Edition of this must-have book for today's engineers includes the latest updates and advances in the field of magnetic actuators and sensors. Magnetic Actuators and Sensors emphasizes computer-aided design techniques especially magnetic finite element analysis; offers many new sections on topics ranging from magnetic separators to spin valve sensors; and features numerous worked calculations, illustrations, and real-life applications.

To aid readers in building solid, fundamental, theoretical background and design know-how, the book provides in-depth coveragein four parts:

PART I: MAGNETICS * Introduction * Basic Electromagnetics * Reluctance Method * Finite-Element Method * Magnetic Force * Other Magnetic Performance Parameters

PART II: ACTUATORS * Magnetic Actuators Operated by Direct Current * Magnetic Actuators Operated by Alternating Current * Magnetic Actuator Transient Operation

PART III: SENSORS * Hall Effect and Magnetoresistive Sensors * Other Magnetic Sensors

PART IV: SYSTEMS * Coil Design and Temperature Calculations * Electromagnetic Compatibility * Electromechanical Finite Elements * Electromechanical Analysis Using Systems Models * Coupled Electrohydraulic Analysis Using Systems Models

With access to a support website containing downloadable software data files (including MATLAB(R) data files) for verifying design techniques and analytical methods, Magnetic Actuators and Sensors, Second Edition is an exemplary learning tool for practicing engineers and engineering students involved in the design and application of magnetic actuators and sensors.

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Magnetic Disk Drive Technology: Heads, Media, Channel, Interfaces, and Integration


Author: Kanu G. Ashar
ISBN-13: 9780780310834
Year: 1996
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

This book will take you from basic academic knowledge about magnetics to a proficient understanding of the most recent advances in the technology. This book offers the latest information about disk technology, including: the fundamentals of magnetics, MIG heads, thin film heads, magnetoresistive heads, thin film media, electrical and mechanical integration of these components into a drive, and how to record writing and reading processes magnetically. You'll also learn about giant magnetoresistance, contact recording, and future disk drive industry developments.

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Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry and Medicine


Author: Ray Freeman
ISBN-13: 978-0199260614
Year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (June 19, 2003)

This relatively slim volume (278 pages) is an attempt to explain a complicated topic "in the simplest possible terms" in order to be valuable to a wide range of readers, from patients to undergraduate students to practicing clinicians. The publisher describes the book as having an "expanded-outline format". The result is mostly successful. Many topics are covered in the application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to chemistry, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to medicine, including a chapter on new developments in the functional MRI of the brain. The underlying physical principles involved are described with very little mathematics or weighty chemistry or physics.

The book is very readable. Quantum mechanics is treated almost entirely by simplified pictorials. Acronyms and abbreviations are reduced to a minimum, and all that are used are given in a table.

There are some shortcomings. There is no author list. The subject index could be improved; for instance, the word "artefacts" is listed as page 76, which is correct, but there is a discussion of motion artefacts on page 203. Artefacts, as described, cover only some types of these unwanted signals. Another important type of artefact is one in which the MRI signal is lost because of the presence of a nearby metal, such as an aneurism clip.

In view of the recent award of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for MRI, books such as this one will get renewed interest. In this book, the fundamental paper of both new Nobel Laureates, Paul C. Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield, are appropriately referenced. I recommend Ray Freeman's book.

Reviewed by Larry H. Bennett in the Oct. 2003 Magnetics Society Newsletter

Magneto-Optical Recording Materials


Author: Richard J. Gambino, Takao Suzuki
ISBN-13: 9780780310094
Year: 1999
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Expert contributors -- together with world-class authorities Richard J. Gambino and Takao Suzuki -- bring you a practical, comprehensive guide to materials design and selection for magneto-optical storage media.  This authoritative book explores multilayered thin films, exchanged coupled layers, materials used in current products, and materials of potential interest not yet available in practical applications. A detailed analysis concerning the physics of magneto-optical recording will help you make informed decisions about materials properties. You will also find an extensive discussion of systems and engineering design features for magneto-optical storage devices.

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Permanent Magnet and Electromechanical Devices: Materials, Analysis, and Applications

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Author: Edward P. Furlani
ISBN-13: 978-0122699511
Year: 2001
Publisher: Academic Press

The author of this book, Dr. Edward Furlani, works at the Eastman Kodak Company carrying out applied magnetics research involving the design and development of magnetic devices and processes. The book, which arises from the author's considerable experience, is written to be useful as a self-contained textbook in Electrical Engineering, with substantial discussions of the physical principles of magnetism, magnetic materials, Maxwell's Equations, magnetostatics, and analytical and numerical methods. There are also appendices covering vector analysis, Green's functions, systems of equations, and units.

Most of the book is appropriately devoted to the analysis of practical devices, roughly divided into the Title subjects: permanent magnet applications and electromechanical devices. Among the topics covered are permanent magnet brushless DC motors, stepper motors, magnetic circuit actuators, rare-earth magnetic couplings, magnetic gears, magnetic bearings, MRI devices, electrophotography (including the magnetic brush), magneto-optical recording, free-electron laser magnets, linear and rotational actuators, magnetic levitation, and magnetic MEMS actuators.

In addition to its use as a textbook, the book should also be quite useful as a reference volume for students and workers in the field, although it is not sufficiently comprehensive to be lauded as a handbook. Perhaps the second edition can aspire to this. In the basics areas, it needs more coverage on ferrimagnetism (ferrites are well covered), the magnetocaloric effect, and the Preisach model. In the applications area, exchange spring magnets, and hysteresis brakes or clutches appear to be missing. More intensive indexing would also be useful, e.g, Halbach configurations are nicely discussed and referenced, but Halbach does not appear in the index.

General Magnetism



Author: Richard M. Bozorth
ISBN-13: 9780780310322
Year: 1993
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Described as THE classic text on magnetism, FERROMAGNETISM covers the basics of magnetics, as well as in-depth coverage of magnetic materials. Recognized for its breadth of coverage, this book includes information on magnetic phenomenon and theories, magnetic materials, basic magnetization and domain theory, as well as many fundamental expressions, and useful technical data on many materials

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Fundamentals of Solid-State Phase Transitions, Ferromagnetism and Ferroelectricity


Author: Yuri Mnyukh
ISBN-13: 978-0759602182
Year: 2001
Publisher: 1st Books Library

Dr. Mnyukh starts his treatise of the above title by quoting from Charles Dickens's Pickwick Papers. “The seventeen learned societies unanimously voted the presumptuous Blotton an ignorant meddler...”. Dr. Mnyukh then writes a very presumptuous book, covering the three separate areas of phase transitions, ferromagnetism, and ferroelectricity in a unified way. As to ferromagnetism, his main point is that the Weiss molecular theory/ Heisenberg exchange energy theory of ferromagnetism is wrong! He replaces the conventional theory with a theory depending on the effect of the crystal field, and nucleation-and-growth phase transitions. Among his particulars is (1) the “sigmoid” shape of hysteresis loops is due to the balance between the increase in nucleation sites and the decrease in the amount of the original phase; (2) the Bloch wall between magnetic domains is meaningless, but is a structural twin interface having zero thickness; and (3) the Curie point is not a “critical’ point and it is not a second-order transition! Instead, it is a first-order transition and is due to nucleation and growth. The fundamentals of magnetism are not at issue - atoms, spins, spin-orbits, etc. “Existence of the ‘molecular field’ is the principal point of the theory of ferromagnetism; its nonexistence is the principal point of the current presentation.” Ferromagnetism is due to magnetic moments on atoms in crystals, ferroelectricity is due to electric dipoles on atoms in crystals. Ferromagnets and ferroelectrics are treated in analogous ways and are referred to as “ferroics” by the author. An interesting feature of the book is a listing in Appendix V of various comments from experts in ferromagnetism drawing attention to difficulties with the standard theory. As an example is a long series of quotes from Feynman, e.g. “The most recent calculations of the energy between the two electron spins in iron... still give the wrong sign.”

Introduction to Magnetic Materials, 2nd Edition


Author: B. D. Cullity, C. D. Graham
ISBN-13: 978-0-471-47741-9
Year: 2008
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

B. D. Cullity wrote Introduction to Magnetic Materials explicitly for beginners, at the level of senior undergraduates or first-year graduate students. His ability to write about complex technical topics in a clear, coherent manner made the book an instant classic, and it has remained a popular introduction to the subject for students and teachers alike. Now, more than three decades since its initial publication, Introduction to Magnetic Materials has been revised and updated in this eagerly awaited Second Edition.
Introduction to Magnetic Materials, Second Edition retains much of the original content, while also including updated or new coverage of:

  • Magnetic units, with emu-cgs and SI units used throughout
  • Demagnetizing factors
  • Magnetic measurements, including the SQUID and the alternating gradient magnetometer
  • Magnetic force microscopy
  • Amorphous alloys
  • Rare-earth magnets

Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Third Edition


Author: David Jiles
ISBN-13: 9781482238877
Year: 2015
Publisher: CRC Press

A long overdue update, this edition of Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Materials is a complete revision of its predecessor. While it provides relatively minor updates to the first two sections, the third section contains vast updates to reflect the enormous progress made in applications in the past 15 years, particularly in magnetic recording. The book includes significant updates to soft magnetic materials, hard magnetic materials, magnetic data storage, and magnetic evaluation of materials. It also adds new information on magneto-transport, small particles, nanomagnetism, magnetic semiconductors, spintronics, and high-frequency magnetism.

Magnetic Hysteresis


Author: Edward Della Torre
ISBN-13: 9780780360419
Year: 2000
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Magnetic Hysteresis, by acclaimed expert Edward Della Torre, presents a clear explanation of the connection between physical principles and phenomenological hysteresis. This comprehensive book offers a lucid analysis that enables the reader to save valuable time by reducing trial-and-error design. Dr. Della Torre uses physical principles to modify Preisach modeling and to describe the complex behavior of magnetic media. Special attention is given to the use of feedback around a Preisach transducer to remove the congruency restriction, and to the use of accommodation and aftereffect models to remove the deletion restriction. Magnetic state selection rules are introduced to couple scalar Preisach models to form a vector model.

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Magnetism: Fundamentals


Author: Etienne du Trémolet de Lacheisserie
ISBN-13: 978-0387229676
Year: 2004
Publisher: Springer

Publishers notes from the back cover:

Magnetic materials are all around us, and understanding their properties underlies much of today's engineering efforts. The range of applications in which they are centrally involved includes audio, video and computer technology, tele-communications, automotive sensors, electric motors at all scales, medical imaging, energy supply and transportation, as well as the design of stealthy airplanes.

This book deals with the basic phenomena that govern the magnetic properties of matter, with magnetic materials and with the applications of magnetism in science, technology and medicine.

Although an in-depth understanding of magnetism requires a quantum mechanical approach, a phenomenological description of the mechanisms involved has been deliberately chosen in most chapters in order for the book to be useful to a wide readership. The emphasis is placed, in the part devoted to the atomic aspects of magnetism, on explaining, rather than attempting to calculate, the mechanisms underlying the exchange interaction and magnetocrystalline anisotropy, which lead to magnetic order, hence to useful materials. This theoretical part is placed, in Volume I, between a phenomenological part, introducing magnetic effects at the atomic, mesoscopic and macroscopic levels, and a presentation of magneto-caloric, magneto-elastic, magneto-optical and magneto-transport coupling effects.

Spin dynamics in confined magnetic structures II


Author: Burkard Hillebrands, Kamel Ounadjela
ISBN-13: 978-3540440840
Year: 2003
Publisher: Springer

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

The Physical Principles of Magnetism


Author: Allan H. Morrish
ISBN-13: 9780780360297
Year: 2001
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

This reissue is the essential book for understanding the basis of modern magnetic materials. Diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism, and antiferromagnetism are covered in an integrated manner -- unifying subject matter from physics, chemistry, metallurgy, and engineering. Magnetic phenomena are discussed both from an experimental and theoretical point of view. The underlying physical principles are presented first, followed by macroscopic or microscopic theories. Although quantum mechanical theories are given, a phenomenological approach is emphasized. More than half the book is devoted to a discussion of strongly coupled dipole systems, where the molecular field theory is emphasized.

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History and Pop Science

Magnetic Recording: The First 100 Years


Author: Eric D. Daniel, C. Denis Mee, Mark H. Clark
ISBN-13: 9780780347090
Year: 1998
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Magnetic Recording traces the development of the watershed products and the technical breakthroughs in magnetic recording that took place during the century from Paulsen's experiment to today's ubiquitous audio, video, and data recording technologies including tape recorders, video cassette recorders, and computer hard drives.  An international author team brings a unique perspective, drawn from professional experience, to the history of magnetic recording applications. Their key insights shed light on how magnetic recording triumphed over all competing technologies and revolutionized the music, radio, television and computer industries. They also show how these developments offer opportunities for applications in the future.

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Mondo Magnets: 40 Attractive (And Repulsive) Devices & Demonstrations


Author: Fred Jeffers
ISBN-13: 978-1556526305
Year: 2007
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Magnets do much more than hold photos and report cards to the refrigerator door and keep the needles in compasses heading north. In fact, the unique field of magnetism has some exceptional and often bizarre properties to explore.

In Mondo Magnets: 40 Attractive (And Repulsive) Devices & Demonstrations (Chicago Review Press, March 2007), Fred Jeffers produces surprising and seemingly impossible effects in experiments using magnets.

“Even some magnetic experts have been baffled by the results of my ‘magic’ experiments,” explains Jeffers, “but I tell them, it’s not magic, it’s magnets!”

The experiments in Mondo Magnets explore the little-understood realm of magnetism, and are simple and safe to conduct. Jeffers offers clear instructions and plentiful illustrations that demonstrate how magnets can lift rocks, suspend spinning tops inches off the ground and cause other magnets to leap into the air.

Mondo Magnets contains some experiments that even function as parlor tricks. A common refrigerator magnet can produce a dazzling three-dimensional image, and the right magnet will turn a pool of black liquid into a raised spiky surface.

Each experiment includes step-by-step instructions and specific information on where specific types of magnets can be purchased. Mondo Magnets also contains in-depth explanations of the magnetic physics that underlie each demonstration.

Handy charts and rigorous scientific accounts ensure that Mondo Magnets appeals to the amateur tinkerer and the science scholar alike.

Fred Jeffers has worked in magnetic product research and development since 1967 and has been awarded 60 U.S. patents, with several more pending. He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow and was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer from 1999-2000. He lives in Escondido, California.