Quantum Theory of Magnetism

  • Robert M. White

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-284

About this book


This book provides a unified description of magnetic phenomena through means of the generalized susceptibility. The book begins by discussing the general properties of the susceptibility, its complex nature, its symmetry, and its relation to magnetic fluctuations.Next, the quantum basis of magnetic phenomena is established. The bulk of the book builds on this theoretical foundation to calculate the magnetic response to spatial and time-varying magnetic fields. This provides a natural way of thinking about long-range order, critical phenomena, resonance, etc. A new chapter is included which deals with the magnetic properties of thin film magnetic structures which have many potential applications.


Magnetic materials Magnetic suspectibility Magnetotransport Spin magnetic material magnetism

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert M. White
    • 1
  1. 1.Xerox CorporationPalo Alto Research CenterPalo AltoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02362-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02360-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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