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Principles of Nanomagnetism

  • First monograph on nanomagnetism

  • Covers the basics of nanomagnetism and includes also magnetic domains, magnetic microparticles, low-dimensional systems as well as thin films and multilayers

  • Both a reference work for researchers and a textbook for graduate students in this field of the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics


Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Alberto P. Guimarães
    Pages 1-20
  3. Alberto P. Guimarães
    Pages 21-56
  4. Alberto P. Guimarães
    Pages 57-104
  5. Alberto P. Guimarães
    Pages 105-126
  6. Alberto P. Guimarães
    Pages 127-148
  7. Alberto P. Guimarães
    Pages 149-172
  8. Alberto P. Guimarães
    Pages 173-184
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 1-35

About this book


The book deals with the novel field of Nanomagnetism, the study of magnetic samples that have at least one dimension in the nanoscopic range. Nanomagnetism has helped to shape the modern world through the contribution of this discipline to the rapid evolution of high- density magnetic recording. This process has made the hard-disk-equipped personal computer a part of our lives. The approach of this succinct book is to emphasize general principles and mechanisms that are relevant for the understanding of the intriguing properties of nanomagnetic objects, including thin films, nanoparticles, nanowires, nanodisks and nanorings.


Low-dimension magnets Magnetic nanoparticle Magnetization reversal Nanomagnetism magnetism mechanisms thin films

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF)Centro Brasileiro deRio de JaneiroBrazil

About the authors

Alberto P. Guimarães obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK and is currently professor of Physics at the Brazilian Center for Physical Research (CBPF) in Rio de Janeiro.

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