Heusler Alloys

Properties, Growth, Applications

  • Claudia Felser
  • Atsufumi Hirohata

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 222)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Theory of Heusler compounds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Felser, L. Wollmann, S. Chadov, G. H. Fecher, S. S. P. Parkin
      Pages 37-48
  3. Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Roman Fetzer, Martin Aeschlimann, Mirko Cinchetti
      Pages 51-86
    3. S. Wurmehl, M. Wójcik
      Pages 87-109
    4. Judith Meyer, Niclas Teichert, Alexander Auge, Changhai Wang, Andreas Hütten, Claudia Felser
      Pages 111-132
    5. D. Bende, Yu. Grin, F. R. Wagner
      Pages 133-156
    6. Kanwal Preet Bhatti, Vijay Srivastava, Daniel P. Phelan, Sami El-Khatib, Richard D. James, Chris Leighton
      Pages 193-216
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Atsufumi Hirohata, James Sagar, Luke R. Fleet, Stuart S. P. Parkin
      Pages 219-248
    3. Julia Krez, Benjamin Balke
      Pages 249-267
    4. Yintao Song, Chris Leighton, Richard D. James
      Pages 269-291
  5. Heusler Alloy Films: Film Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Yukiko K. Takahashi, Kazuhiro Hono
      Pages 295-318
  6. Heusler Alloy Films: Magnetic Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Ko Mibu, Masaaki Tanaka, Kohei Hamaya
      Pages 341-352
  7. Device Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Yuya Sakuraba, Koki Takanashi
      Pages 389-400
    3. H. Endo, T. Nakayama, J. Sagar, G. Vallejo Fernandez, A. Hirohata, K. O’Grady
      Pages 445-461
  8. New Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 463-463
    2. Stanislav Chadov, Claudia Felser
      Pages 465-477
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 479-486

About this book


This book gives an overview of the physics of Heusler compounds ranging from fundamental properties of these alloys to their applications. Especially Heusler compounds as half-metallic ferromagnetic and topological insulators are important in condensed matter science due to their potential in magnetism and as materials for energy conversion. The book is written by world-leaders in this field. It offers an ideal reference to researchers at any level.


Device applications of Heusler compounds Half-metallic ferromagnetism Heuser compounds for energy converion Heusler alloy film growth Magnetic properties of Heusler alloy films Material for spintronics Properties of Heusler compounds Theory of Heusler compounds Topological insulators

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudia Felser
    • 1
  • Atsufumi Hirohata
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester StoffeDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Department of ElectronicsUniversity of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom

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