Quantum Theory of Magnetism

Magnetic Properties of Materials

  • Robert M. White

Part of the Springer Series in SOLID-STATE SCIENCES book series (SSSOL, volume 32)

About this book


This book provides a unified description of magnetic phenomena through means of the generalized susceptibility. The book begins by discussing the general properties of the susceptibility, its complex nature, its symmetry, and its relation to magnetic fluctuations.Next, the quantum basis of magnetic phenomena is established. The bulk of the book builds on this theoretical foundation to calculate the magnetic response to spatial and time-varying magnetic fields. This provides a natural way of thinking about long-range order, critical phenomena, resonance, etc. A new chapter is included which deals with the magnetic properties of thin film magnetic structures which have many potential applications.


Magnetic materials Magnetic suspectibility Magnetism Magnetotransport Spin magnetic field

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert M. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityElectrical and Computer EngineeringPittsburghUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65116-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69025-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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