Magnetic Nanoparticles

This interdisciplinary approach to the topic brings together reviews of the physics, chemistry, fabrication and application of magnetic nanoparticles and nanostructures within a single cover. With its discussion of the basics as well as the most recent developments, and featuring many examples of practical applications, the result is both a clear and concise introduction to the topic for beginners and a guide to relevant comprehensive physical phenomena and essential technological applications for experienced researchers.

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Magnetism of nanoparticles is an area of intense development that touches many fields including material science, condensed matter physics, biology, medicine, planetary science, etc. Yet, in that brief time, magnetic nanoparticles have become a valued research tool in broad array of scientific, engineer and commercial field.

This book presents a coherent and comprehensive treatment of the subject with an up-to-date discussion many unique phenomena such as superparamagnetism , quantum tunnelling of magnetization, enhanced magnetic coercivity , magnetic phase transitions, size effects, surface influence, interparticle interactions and interactions of magnetic nanoparticles with a matrix. Thus this Book brings together in one, compact volume almost all aspects of modern nanotechnology magnetic materials.

The topic of magnetic nanoparticles is becoming increasingly important due to its prominent role in many of today's biomedical, information and energy technologies including ferrofluids, high-density magnetic storage, high-frequency electronics, high performance permanent magnets, magnetic refrigerants, etc Serving as a timely and convenient reference source including some new advances, the Book will appeal to academic and industrial researches as well as graduate and senior undergraduate students in the fields of nanotechnology of magnetic materials

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Spin Polarization Measurements of Rare Earth Thin Films: A Study of Materials for Spintronic and Magnetoelectronic devices

Spin polarization, the difference in the number of spin-up and spin-down electrons, is an intrinsic property of ferromagnetic materials. Materials with high spin polarization have important technological implications for magnetoelectronic devices, e.g. devices that use magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ), giant magnetoresistance (GMR) and/or magnetic random access memory, (MRAM). The fundamental physics of high spin polarization materials forms the basis for future technological applications.In this work, measurements of spin polarization have been performed on caxis gadolinium and dysprosium thin films, epitaxially grown on (11-20) sapphire substrates with a tungsten (110) seed layer. The values of spin polarization of caxis epitaxial gadolinium and dysprosium films were obtained using the point contact Andreev reflection (PCAR) technique with quantitative analyses.

Nanotechnology: The Business

For the new nanotechnology entrepreneur, starting up a venture requires concise navigation through a sea of developmental red tape. This predicament is true of any startup, nano or not, but is particularly exacerbated by the fact that nanotechnology is a new and potentially disruptive technology.

The book presents an in-depth discussion of available corporate structures, delineating the advantages and disadvantages of each. It also describes an array of other issues the nano entrepreneur will encounter, from business plans and financing to budgeting, facilities procurement, and staffing.

With a scope like no other book of its size, this handy guide equips nano entrepreneurs with the expertise needed to sail smoothly through startup and ensure successful operations after initial incorporation.

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From Bulk to Nano: The Many Sides of Magnetism

The field of magnetism is rapidly advancing in this new millennium, revealing an ever-wider diversity of magnetic phenomena on more than one scale. With the emergence of countless applications particularly on a nanoscale, and their unpredictable implications mostly on a macroscale, it may seem that different aspects of magnetism are unrelated. Quite often, the overwhelming amount of topics discussed in the professional literature views only parts of a field, ignoring a broader context. Therefore, the present book aims at addressing the relationship between apparently unconnected topics in magnetism. Less obvious relationships are revealed among individual fields on various scales, making them better understandable.

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Magnetic Heterostructures: Advances and Perspectives in Spinstructures and Spintransport

Heterostructures consist of combinations of different materials, which are in contact through at least one interface. Magnetic heterostructures combine different physical properties which do not exist in nature. Examples are semiconductors/ferromagnets, superconductors/ferromagnets, or ferromagnets/antiferromagnets. These combinations display new physical properties different from any single one of them. Interlayer exchange coupling, exchange bias, proximity effects, giant magneto-resistance, tunneling magneto-resistance, spin spininjection and spintransport are examples for new physical phenomena, which relay on the combination of various metal, semiconductor, and oxide layers. Heterostructures are generated by stack-wise deposition of these materials layers and by lateral structuring them via lithographic processes. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of an exciting and fast developing field of research, which has already resulted in numerous applications and is the basis for future spintronic devices.

Gallium Nitride Processing for Electronics, Sensors and Spintronics

Semiconductor spintronics is expected to lead to a new generation of transistors, lasers and integrated magnetic sensors that can be used to create ultra-low power, high speed memory, logic and photonic devices. Current research points to gallium and aluminium nitride magnetic superconductors as having great potential. The book details current research into the properties of III-nitride semiconductors and their usefulness in novel devices such as spin-polarized light emitters, spin field effect transistors, integrated sensors and high temperature electronics.

Spin Electronics by D. Awschalom et al

This December 2003 book provides a comparative review of spin electronics (spintronics) research and development activities in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe conducted by a panel of leading U.S. experts in the field. For policymakers, students, and researchers in the fields of nano-electronics, solid state physics, electrical engineering, and semiconductor manufacturing.

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