Magnetic Interactions in Molecules and Solids

  • Coen de Graaf
  • Ria Broer

Part of the Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling book series (TCCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Coen de Graaf, Ria Broer
    Pages 1-32
  3. Coen de Graaf, Ria Broer
    Pages 33-57
  4. Coen de Graaf, Ria Broer
    Pages 59-103
  5. Coen de Graaf, Ria Broer
    Pages 105-139
  6. Coen de Graaf, Ria Broer
    Pages 141-175
  7. Coen de Graaf, Ria Broer
    Pages 177-212
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 213-246

About this book


This textbook is the second volume in the Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling series and aims to explain the theoretical basis of magnetic interactions at a level that will be useful for master students in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry.

The book gives a treatment of magnetic interactions in terms of the phenomenological spin Hamiltonians that have been such powerful tools for chemistry and physics in the past half century, starting from the simple Heisenberg and Ising Hamiltonians and ending with Hamiltonians that include biquadratic, cyclic or anisotropic exchange. On the other hand, it also explains how quantum chemical methods, reaching from simple mean field methods to accurate models that include the effects of electron correlation and spin-orbit coupling, can help to understand the magnetic properties. Connecting the two perspectives is an essential aspect of the book, since it leads to a deeper understanding of the relation between physical phenomena and basic properties. It also makes clear that in many cases one can derive magnetic coupling parameters not only from experiment, but also from accurate ab initio calculations.

The book starts with introducing a selection of basic concepts and tools. Throughout the book the text is interlarded with exercises, stimulating the students to not only read but also verify the assertions and perform (parts of) the derivations by themselves. In addition, each chapter ends with a number of problems that can be used to check whether the material has been understood.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Coen de Graaf
    • 1
  • Ria Broer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physical & Inorganic ChemUniversitat Rovira i Virgili / ICREATarragonaSpain
  2. 2.Zernike Institute for Advanced MaterialsUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22950-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22951-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2214-4714
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-4722
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