Ultrathin Magnetic Structures IV

Applications of Nanomagnetism

  • Bretislav Heinrich
  • J. Anthony C. Bland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. J.A.C. Bland, B. Heinrich
    Pages 1-3
  3. G.A. Prinz
    Pages 5-18
  4. J.A.C. Bland, S.J. Steinmüller, A. Hirohata, T. Taniyama
    Pages 59-100
  5. A.S. Arrott
    Pages 101-148
  6. B.A. Gurney, M. Carey, C. Tsang, M. Williams, S.S.P. Parkin, R.E. Fontana Jr. et al.
    Pages 149-175
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-257

About this book


The ability to understand and control the unique properties of interfaces has created an entirely new field of magnetism which already has a profound impact in technology and is providing the basis for a revolution in electronics. The last decade has seen dramatic progress in the development of magnetic devices for information technology but also in the basic understanding of the physics of magnetic nanostructures. Volume III describes thin film magnetic properties and methods for characterising thin film structure topics that underpin the present 'spintronics' revolution in which devices are based on combined magnetic materials and semiconductors. The present volume (IV) deals with the fundamentals of spintronics: magnetoelectronic materials, spin injection and detection, micromagnetics and the development of magnetic random access memory based on GMR and tunnel junction devices. Together these books provide readers with a comprehensive account of an exciting and rapidly developing field. The treatment is designed to be accessible both to newcomers and to experts already working in this field who would like to get a better understanding of this very diversified area of research.


Helium-Atom-Streuung Magnetic nanostructures Magneto-resistance Spin dynamics Spin injection electronics film magnetic material magnetism nanostructure semiconductor spintronics thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Bretislav Heinrich
    • 1
  • J. Anthony C. Bland
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.The Cavendish Laboratory, Department of PhysicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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