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Magnetism

Basics and Applications

  • Carmen-Gabriela Stefanita

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 327-334

About this book

Introduction

This textbook is aimed at engineering students who are likely to come across magnetics applications in their professional practice. Whether designing lithography equipment containing ferromagnetic brushes, or detecting defects in aeronautics, some basic knowledge of 21st century magnetism is needed. From the magnetic tape on the pocket credit card to the read head in a personal computer, people run into magnetism in many products. Furthermore, in a variety of disciplines tools of the trade exploit magnetic principles, and many interdisciplinary laboratory research areas cross paths with magnetic phenomena that may seem mysterious to the untrained mind. Therefore, this course offers a broad coverage of magnetism topics encountered more often in this millenium, revealing key concepts on which many practical applications rest. Some traditional subjects in magnetism are discussed in the first half of the book, followed by areas likely to spark the curiosity of those more interested in today’s technological achievements. Although sometimes some aspects may seem difficult to comprehend at first, bibliography directs the reader to appropriate further study. Throughout the chapters, the student is encouraged to discover the not-so-obvious associations between different magnetics topics, a task that will prove to be at the very least rewarding.

Keywords

Giant magnetoresistance Magnetic materials Nanomagnetism Spin valves Spintronics

Authors and affiliations

  • Carmen-Gabriela Stefanita
    • 1
  1. 1.NanoDotTekBurlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22977-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22976-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22977-0
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