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Simple Models of Magnetism

Ralph Skomski


For hundreds of years, models of magnetism have been pivotal in the understanding and advancement of science and technology, from the Earth's interpretation as a magnetic dipole to quantum mechanics, statistical physics, and modern nanotechnology. This book is the first to envision the field of magnetism in its entirety. It complements a rich literature on specific models of magnetism and provides an introduction to simple models, including some simple limits of complicated models. The book is written in an easily accessible style, with a limited amount of mathematics, and covers a wide range ... More

Keywords: magnetism, quantum mechanics, Curie temperature, anisotropy, coercivity, nanomagnetism, spintronics, magnetic phase transitions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198570752
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570752.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ralph Skomski, author
Center for Materials Research and Analysis, University of Nebraska