Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Christian Binek
    Pages 1-4
  3. Christian Binek
    Pages 55-112
  4. Christian Binek
    Pages 113-114
  5. Christian Binek
    Pages 115-118
  6. Back Matter

About this book


The book deals with selected modern aspects of artificially layered structures and bulk materials involving antiferromagnetic long-range order. Special emphasis is laid on the prototypical behavior of Ising-type model systems. They play a crucial role in the field of statistical physics and, in addition, contribute to the basic understanding of the exchange bias phenomenon in MBE-grown magnetic heterosystems.  Throughout the book, particular attention is given to the interplay between experimental results and their theoretical description, ranging from the famous Lee-Yang theory of phase transitions to novel mechanisms of exchange bias.


Exchange bias effect Helium-Atom-Streuung Heterolayers Ising-antiferromagnets Lee-Yang zeros Magnetometry STEM Thin films magnetism statistical physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Binek
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für Naturwissenschaften Institut für Physik Laboratorium für Angewandte PhysikGerhard-Mercator-Universität DuisburgDuisburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40428-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45001-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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