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Atomic- and Nanoscale Magnetism

  • Roland Wiesendanger

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. From Single Spins to Complex Spin Textures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jens Wiebe, Alexander A. Khajetoorians, Roland Wiesendanger
      Pages 3-24
    3. Jörg Kröger, Alexander Weismann, Richard Berndt, Simon Altenburg, Thomas Knaak, Manuel Gruber et al.
      Pages 25-53
    4. Alexander Lichtenstein, Maria Valentyuk, Roberto Mozara, Michael Karolak
      Pages 55-70
    5. Alexander Schwarz
      Pages 71-87
    6. Tabea Buban, Sarah Puhl, Peter Burger, Marc H. Prosenc, Jürgen Heck
      Pages 89-116
    7. Carmen Herrmann, Lynn Groß, Bodo Alexander Voigt, Suranjan Shil, Torben Steenbock
      Pages 117-136
    8. Michael Martins, Ivan Baev, Fridtjof Kielgast, Torben Beeck, Leif Glaser, Kai Chen et al.
      Pages 137-161
    9. Kirsten von Bergmann, André Kubetzka, Oswald Pietzsch, Roland Wiesendanger
      Pages 163-182
    10. Elena Vedmedenko
      Pages 183-200
    11. Michael Potthoff, Maximilian W. Aulbach, Matthias Balzer, Mirek Hänsel, Matthias Peschke, Andrej Schwabe et al.
      Pages 201-217
  3. Spin Dynamics and Transport in Nanostructures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Stefan Krause, Roland Wiesendanger
      Pages 221-248
    3. Stefan Freercks, Simon Hesse, Alexander Neumann, Philipp Staeck, Carsten Thönnissen, Eva-Sophie Wilhelm et al.
      Pages 249-265
    4. Elena Vedmedenko, Michael Potthoff
      Pages 267-284
    5. Matthias Pues, Guido Meier
      Pages 299-323
    6. Robert Frömter, Edna C. Corredor, Sebastian Hankemeier, Fabian Kloodt-Twesten, Susanne Kuhrau, Fabian Lofink et al.
      Pages 343-358

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the fascinating recent developments in atomic- and nanoscale magnetism, including the physics of individual magnetic adatoms and single spins, the synthesis of molecular magnets for spintronic applications, and the magnetic properties of small clusters as well as non-collinear spin textures, such as spin spirals and magnetic skyrmions in ultrathin films and nanostructures.

Starting from the level of atomic-scale magnetic interactions, the book addresses the emergence of many-body states in quantum magnetism and complex spin states resulting from the competition of such interactions, both experimentally and theoretically. It also introduces novel microscopic and spectroscopic techniques to reveal the exciting physics of magnetic adatom arrays and nanostructures at ultimate spatial and temporal resolution and demonstrates their applications using various insightful examples. The book is intended for researchers and graduate students interested in recent developments of one of the most fascinating fields of condensed matter physics.


Single Spins Molecular Magnetism Non-Collinear Magnetism Magnetization Dynamics Spin Transport Magnetic Microscopy Spin-Resolved Spectroscopy Magnetic Adatoms Magnetic Skyrmions

Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Wiesendanger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

About the editors

Roland Wiesendanger studied physics at the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he received his Ph.D. in 1987 and his habilitation degree in 1990, working in the field of scanning tunnelling microscopy and related techniques. In 1992 he accepted a Full Professor position at the University of Hamburg, related to the launch of the Microstructure Advanced Research Center Hamburg. In Hamburg, Roland Wiesendanger initiated the Center of Competence in Nano-scale Analysis, the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center Hamburg, the Collaborative Research Center of the German Research Foundation entitled "Magnetism from single atoms to nanostructures", and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Cluster of Excellence "Nanospintronics".

Since the late 80s, Roland Wiesendanger has pioneered the technique of spin-polarized scanning tunnelling microscopy (SP-STM) and spectroscopy, which allowed the first real-space observation of magnetic structures at the atomic level. He also contributed significantly to the development of magnetic force microscopy (MFM) and magnetic exchange force microscopy (MExFM).

Roland Wiesendanger is author or co-author of about 600 scientific publications and 2 textbooks, and editor or co-editor of 8 monographs. He has received numerous scientific awards and honours, including the American Vacuum Society’s Nanotechnology Recognition Award in 2010, the first Heinrich Rohrer Grand Medal and Prize in 2014, and the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics in 2016. He is an elected member of the German Academy of Sciences "Leopoldina", the Hamburg Academy of Sciences, the German Academy of Technical Sciences "acatech", the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the European Academy of Sciences "EURASC". Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society and the Surface Science Society of Japan. In 2015 he received an Honorary Doctor degree from the Technical University of Poznan.

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