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Magnetism and Structure in Functional Materials

  • Antoni Planes
  • Lluís Mañosa
  • Avadh Saxena
  • Interdisciplinary treatment


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 79)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. J. A. Krumhansl
    Pages 1-2
  3. S. R. Shenoy, T. Lookman, A. Saxena
    Pages 3-25
  4. T. Castán, E. Vives, L. Mañosa, A. Planes, A. Saxena
    Pages 27-48
  5. P. J. Brown, T. Kanomata, M. Matsumoto, K.-U. Neumann, K. R. A. Ziebeck
    Pages 113-140
  6. S. P. Venkateswaran, M. De Graef
    Pages 141-157
  7. V. K. Pecharsky, K. A. Gschneidner Jr.
    Pages 199-222
  8. F. Casanova, X. Batlle, A. Labarta, J. Marcos, E. Vives, L. Mañosa et al.
    Pages 223-236
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 247-251

About this book


Magnetism and Structure in Functional Materials addresses three distinct but related topics: (i) magnetoelastic materials such as magnetic martensites and magnetic shape memory alloys, (ii) the magnetocaloric effect related to magnetostructural transitions, and (iii) colossal magnetoresistance (CMR) and related magnanites. The goal is to identify common underlying principles in these classes of materials that are relevant for optimizing various functionalities. The emergence of apparently different magnetic/structural phenomena in disparate classes of materials clearly points to a need for common concepts in order to achieve a broader understanding of the interplay between magnetism and structure in this general class of new functional materials exhibiting ever more complex microstructure and function. The topic is interdisciplinary in nature and the contributors correspondingly include physicists, materials scientists and engineers. Likewise the book will appeal to scientists from all these areas.


HTS Magnetocaloric effect Magnetoelasticity Magnetoresistance Natur entropy magnetism transitions

Editors and affiliations

  • Antoni Planes
    • 1
  • Lluís Mañosa
    • 1
  • Avadh Saxena
    • 2
  1. 1.Departament d'Estructura i Constituents de la MatèriaUniversidad de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Theoritical DivisionAlamos National LabLos AlamosUSA

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