Spectroscopy of Magnetic Insulators

  • Donald S. McClure
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 8)


The basic principles of electron exchange are covered first and applied to optical transitions in ion pairs. The Frenkel exciton theory of molecular crystals is developed and applied to magnetic crystals. The electronic and magnetic structure of magnetic insulators is reviewed, including aspects of most importance to the optical properties of these substances. Finally, a review of several systems such as MnF2 is given.


Dirac Operator Spin Wave Electron Exchange Molecular Crystal Diagonal Matrix Element 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald S. McClure
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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