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Magnetic Heterostructures

Advances and Perspectives in Spinstructures and Spintransport

  • Hartmut Zabel
  • Samuel D. Bader

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 227)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Björgvin Hjörvarsson, Rossitza Pentcheva
    Pages 1-44
  3. Jürgen Lindner, Michael Farle
    Pages 45-96
  4. Bretislav Heinrich
    Pages 185-250
  5. Konstantin B. Efetov, Ilgiz A. Garifullin, Anatoly F. Volkov, Kurt Westerholt
    Pages 251-290
  6. Günter Reiss, Jan Schmalhorst, Andre Thomas, Andreas Hütten, Shinji Yuasa
    Pages 291-333
  7. Martin R. Hofmann, Michael Oestreich
    Pages 335-360
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 361-363

About this book

Introduction

Magnetic heterostructures constitute an important field in magnetism and nanotechnology, which has developed over the past fifteen years due to important advances in epitaxial- growth techniques and lithographic processes. Magnetic heterostructures combine different physical properties which do not exist in nature. Examples are semiconductors/ferromagnets, superconductors/ferromagnets, and ferromagnets/antiferromagnets. These combinations display rich and novel physical properties different from those that exit in any single one of them. Interlayer exchange coupling, exchange bias, proximity effects, giant magneto-resistance, tunneling magneto-resistance, spininjection and spintransport are examples of new physical phenomena that rely on the combination of different materials layers. Since the literature on magnetic heterostructures is widely spread and highly specialized, the situation calls for a book that provides an overview of the basics and the state of the art of magnetic heterostructures. These contributions by renowned experts and leading scientists in the field provide an introduction for the young researcher, as well as an expert overview on the present status and future challenges.

Keywords

Magnetic heterostructures Magnetic interfaces Magnetic nanostructures Magneto-electronics Proximity effects Semiconductor Spin injection Superconductor Thin magnetic films metal spintronics

Editors and affiliations

  • Hartmut Zabel
    • 1
  • Samuel D. Bader
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für ExperimentalphysikRuhr-Universität Bochum Fakultät für Physik und AstronomieD 44780 BochumGermany
  2. 2.Material Science DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73462-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73461-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73462-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
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