Magnetoelastic Interactions

  • William Fuller BrownJr.

Part of the Springer Tracts in Natural Philosophy book series (STPHI, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. William Fuller Brown Jr.
    Pages 1-49
  3. William Fuller Brown Jr.
    Pages 71-107
  4. William Fuller Brown Jr.
    Pages 107-136
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 146-156

About this book


The modern theory of ferromagnetic magnetization processes has from the beginning recognized the importance of magnetoelastic inter­ actions. Most of the magnetoelastic calculations, however, have been basecl on the theory developed by R. BECKER and others in the early 1930's. That theory has several defects; how to remedy them is the subject of this monograph. I first became aware of the shortcomings of the traditional theory thru a critical study of electric and magnetic forces, which I undcrtook as a member of the COULOMB'S Law Committee of the American Asso­ ciation of Physics Teachers. My conclusions were published in 1951 in the American 10Z/rnal of Physics; an application of them to a problem in magnetostriction was published in 1953 in Reviews oflvlodern Physics. With the development, in 1956, of the "nucleation field" theory of micromagnetics, the need for a systematic and self-consistent theory of magnetoelastic interactions became more pressing. The traditional theory predicted that the nucleation field should differ negligibly from that of a rigid body; but my 1953 magnetostriction calculation suggested that terms omitted in that theory might be important. In the academic year 1963/64, 1 was finally able - thanks to a sabbatical furlough - to find the time needed for systematic development of a basic theory of magnetoelastic interactions in a ferromagnet.


Interactions Magnetoelastische Wechselwirkung Rigid body development elasticity equilibrium magnetization physics self-energy

Authors and affiliations

  • William Fuller BrownJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1966
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87398-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87396-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3877
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