Quantum Magnetism

  • Bernard Barbara
  • Yosef Imry
  • G. Sawatzky
  • P. C. E. Stamp
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series book series (NAPSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sabine Andergassen, Tilman Enss, Christoph Karrasch, Volker Meden
    Pages 1-17
  3. Emil J. Bergholtz, Anders Karlhede
    Pages 19-33
  4. Gia-Wei Chern, David Clarke, Hyun Youk, Oleg Tchernyshyov
    Pages 35-48
  5. Mario Cuoco, Filomena Forte, Canio Noce
    Pages 67-84
  6. C. Mennerich, H. -H. Klauss, A. U. B. Wolter, S. Süllow, F. J. Litterst, C. Golze et al.
    Pages 97-124
  7. K. S. Raman, E. Fradkin, R. Moessner, S. Papanikolaou, S. L. Sondhi
    Pages 139-150
  8. Andrés A. Reynoso, Gonzalo Usaj, C. A. Balseiro
    Pages 151-162
  9. L. R. Thompson, P. C. E. Stamp
    Pages 175-192
  10. Dmitry Zakharov, Hans-Albrecht Krug von Nidda, Mikhail Eremin, Joachim Deisenhofer, Rushana Eremina, Alois Loidl
    Pages 193-238

About these proceedings


This bookis based on some of the lectures duringthe Paci?c Institute of Theoretical Physics (PITP) summer school on “Quantum Magnetism”, held during June 2006 in Les Houches, in the French Alps. The school was funded jointly by NATO, the CNRS, and PITP, and entirely organized by PITP. Magnetism is a somewhat peculiar research ?eld. It clearly has a quant- mechanical basis – the microscopic exchange interactions arise entirely from the exclusion principle, in conjunction with repulsive interactions between electrons. And yet until recently the vast majority of magnetism researchersand users of m- netic phenomena around the world paid no attention to these quantum-mechanical roots. Thus, e.g., the huge ($400 billion per annum) industry which manufactures hard discs, and other components in the information technology sector, depends entirely on room-temperature properties of magnets – yet at the macroscopic or mesoscopic scales of interest to this industry, room-temperature magnets behave entirely classically.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Barbara
    • 1
  • Yosef Imry
    • 2
  • G. Sawatzky
    • 3
  • P. C. E. Stamp
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire Louis NéelCNRSGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.The Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  3. 3.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8511-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8512-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6500
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