Books on Magnetism

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John T. Scott,
Magnetics Society Liaison to IEEE Press

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Environmental Magnetism
Principles and Applications of Enviromagnetics

Michael Evans
University of Alberta
Friedrich Heller
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Magnetism is important in environmental studies for several reasons, the two most fundamental being that most substances exhibit some form of magnetic behavior, and that iron is one of the most common elements in the Earth’s crust. Once sequestered in a suitable material, magnetic particles constitute a natural archive of conditions existing in former times. Magnetism provides a tracer of paleo-climatic and paleo-environmental conditions and processes.

Environmental Magnetism details the occurrence and uses of magnetic materials in the natural environment. The first half of the volume describes the basic principles. The second half discusses the applications of magnetic measurements in various environmental settings on land, in lakes, in the ocean, and even various biological organisms.

Readership: An indispensable reference work for undergraduates, researchers, lecturers, and professionals in geomagnetism, geology, pedology, archaeology, oceanography, climatology, and earth system science.

Series: International Geophysics
ISBN: 0-12-243851-5 Book/Hardback
Measurements: 6 3/8 X 9 1/4 in
Pages: 299
Imprint: Academic Press
Publication Date: 14 April 2003
Price: $69.95

© 2002, Elsevier Science (USA) /

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EDN Designers Guide to Electromagnetic Compatibility

Daryl Gerke PE
Daryl Gerke is a registered Professional Engineer and an NARTE (National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers) - certified ESD and EMC engineer
Bill Kimmel PE
Bill Kimmel is a registered Professional Engineer and a NARTE (National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers) - certified EMC and ESD engineer.

The European Union EMI/EMC Directive states that Member States (i.e. anyone selling electrical components or equipment of any sort in Europe) shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that apparatus as referred to in Article 2 (all apparatus liable to cause electromagnetic disturbance or the performance of which is liable to be affected by such disturbance) may be placed on the market or taken into service only if it complies with the requirements laid down by this Directive when it is properly installed and maintained and when it is used for the purposes for which it is intended.

Readership: Managers, electronic designer engineers and electrical engineers with management/quality responsibilities in companies designing and manufacturing electronic products that come under the European EMC Directive, and overseas companies exporting to Europe.

ISBN: 075067654X Book/Paperback
Line Illustrations: 87
Measurements: 11 7/16 X 8 in
Pages: 100
Imprint: Newnes
Publication Date: 29 August 2002
Price: $49.99

© 2002, Elsevier Science (USA) /

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Visualising Magnetic Fields
Numerical Equation Solvers in Action

John Beeteson

Visualizing Magnetic Fields: Numerical Equation Solvers in Action provides a complete description of the theory behind a new technique, a detailed discussion of the ways of solving the equations (including a software visualization of the solution algorithms), the application software itself, and the full source code. Most importantly, there is a succinct, easy-to-follow description of each procedure in the code.

The physicist Michael Faraday said that the study of magnetic lines of force was greatly influential in leading him to formulate many of those concepts that are now so fundamental to our modern world, proving to him their "great utility as well as fertility." Michael Faraday could only visualize these lines in his mind's eye and, even with modern computers to help us, it has been very expensive and time consuming to plot lines of force in magnetic fields.

Readership: Primary Market: Undergraduate and graduate students in electrical and electronic engineering and physics. Practicing engineers and industrial and academic scientists. Secondary Market: Programmers interested in working with event driven code.

ISBN: 0-12-084731-0 Book/Hardback
Measurements: 6 X 9 in
Pages: 160
Imprint: Academic Press
Publication Date:7 December 2000
Price: $84.95

© 2002, Elsevier Science (USA) /

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Earth Magnetism
A Guided Tour through Magnetic Fields

Wallace H. Campbell
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

An introductory guide to global magnetic field properties, Earth Magnetism addresses, in non-technical prose, many of the frequently asked questions about Earth's magnetic field. Magnetism surrounds and penetrates our Earth in ways basic science courses can rarely address. It affects navigation, communication, and even the growth of crystals. As we observe and experience an 11-year solar maximum, we may witness spectacular satellite-destroying solar storms as they interact with our magnetic field. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, this book will enrich courses in earth science, atmospheric science, geology, meteorology, geomagnetism, and geophysics. Contains nearly 200 original illustrations and eight pages of full-color plates

Readership: Anyone interested in the aurora borealis, solar flares, or geomagnetic storms

ISBN:0-12-158164-0 Book/Paperback
Measurements: 6 X 9 in
Pages: 192
Imprint: Academic Press
Publication Date:19 January 2001
Price: $29.95

© 2002, Elsevier Science (USA) /

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Magnetic Imaging and Its Applications to Materials
(Experimental Methods in the Physical Sciences, Volume 36)

Marc De Graef
(Serial Volume Editor) Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

provides an extensive introduction to magnetic imaging,including theory and practice, utilizing a wide range of magnetic sensitive imaging methods. It also illustrates the applications of these modern experimental techniques together with imaging calculations to today's advanced magnetic materials. This book is geared towards the upper-level undergraduate students and entry-level graduate students majoring in physics or materials science who are interested in magnetic structure and magnetic imaging. Researchers involved in studying magnetic materials should alsofind the book useful as it consistently summarizes the recent progress in this field. The book covers today's most advanced magnetic imaging techniques, comprehensively written with about 150 figures and more than 300 references to the scientific literature

Readership: Experimental researchers, graduate students, and practitioners in applied physics (especially spectroscopic methods), optical sources (in physics and engineering), atomic and molecular physics, etc., who work in the area of vacuum ultraviolet applications.

Series:Experimental Methods in the Physical Sciences
ISBN: 0-12-475983-1 Book/Hardback
Measurements: 6 X 9 in
Pages: 312
Imprint: Academic Press
Publication Date: 11 October 2000
Price: $173.95

© 2002, Elsevier Science (USA) /

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Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application
Gunther Schmid

An introduction to the science of nanoparticles, from fundamental principles to their use in novel applications. As a basis for understanding nanoparticle behavior, the book first outlines the principles of quantum size behavior, nanoparticles architecture, formation of semiconductor and metal nanoparticles. It then goes on to describe the chemical syntheses of nanoparticles with defined characteristics, their structural, electrical and magnetic properties, as well as current methods to monitor these properties. Among others, the following nanoparticle-based applications are discussed:

With its clear structure and comprehensive coverage, backed by numerous examples from the recent literature, this is a prime reference for chemists and materials scientists working with and developing nanoparticle systems.

600 pages
November 2003

Copyright © 2000-2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. or related companies. All rights reserved.

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Magnetism: Molecules to Materials IV
Joel S. Miller (Editor), Marc Drillon (Editor)

Magnetic phenomena and materials are everywhere. Our understanding of magnetic behavior, once though to be mature, has enjoyed new impetus from contributions ranging from molecular chemistry, materials chemistry and sciences to solid state physics. New phenomena are explored that open promising perspectives for commercial applications in future - carrying out chemical reactions in magnetic fields is just one of those. The spectrum spans molecule-based - organic, (bio)in-organic, and hybrid - compounds, metallic materials as well as their oxides forming thin films, nonparticles, wires etc.
Reflecting contemporary knowledge, this open series of volumes provides a much-needed comprehensive overview of this growing interdisciplinary field. Topical reviews written by foremost scientists explain the trends and latest advances in a clear and detailed way. By maintaining the balance between theory and experiment, the book provides a guide for both advanced students and specialists to this research area. It will help evaluate their own experimental observations and serve as a basis for the design of new magnetic materials. A unique reference work, indispensable for everyone concerned with the phenomena of magnetism!

An online version of this title is available for licence through InterScience.

500 pages
November 2002

Copyright © 2000-2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. or related companies. All rights reserved.

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Magnetic Components for Power Electronics

Alex Goldman
Ferrite Technology Worldwide, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Magnetic Components for Power Electronics concerns the important considerations necessary in the choice of the optimum magnetic component for power electronic applications. These include the topology of the converter circuit, the core material, shape, size and others such as cost and potential component suppliers. These are all important for the design engineer due to the emergence of new materials, changes in supplier management and the examples of several component choices. Suppliers using this volume will also understand the needs of designers.

Highlights include:

  1. Emphasis on recently introduced new ferrite materials, such as those operating at megahertz frequencies and under higher DC drive conditions;
  2. Discussion of amorphous and nanocrystalline metal materials;
  3. New technologies such as resonance converters, power factors correction (PFC) and soft switching;
  4. Catalog information from over 40 magnetic component suppliers;
  5. Examples of methods of component choice for ferrites, amorphous nanocrystalline materials;
  6. Information on suppliers management changes such as those occurring at Siemens, Philips, Thomson and Allied-Signal;
  7. Attention to the increasingly important concerns about EMI.

This book should be especially helpful for power electronic circuit designers, technical executives, and material science engineers involved with power electronic components.

Kluwer Academic Publishers, BostonHardbound,
ISBN 0-7923-7587-4
November 2001, 304 pp.
EUR 156.00 / USD 143.00 / GBP 99.00
Copyright © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. All rights reserved.

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Relaxation Phenomena
Liquid Crystals, Magnetic Systems, Polymers, High-Tc Superconductors, Metallic Glasses

Haase, W.,
Technische Universitt Darmstadt, Germany;
Wrobel, S.,
Jagellonian University Krakow, Poland (Eds.)

Measurement and Instrumentation The authors describe the electric, magnetic and other relaxational processes in a wide spectrum of materials: liquid crystals, molecular magnets, polymers, high-Tc superconductors and glasses. The book summarizes the phenomenological fundamentals and the experimental methods used. A detailed description of molecular and collective dynamics in the broad range of liquid crystals is presented. Magnetic systems, high-Tc superconductors, polymers and glasses are an important subject of matter. It is shown that the researchers working on relaxation processes in different fields of materials sciences are dealing with the same physical fundamentals, but are sometimes using slightly different terms. The book is addressed to scientists, engineers, graduate and undergraduate students, experimentalists and theorists in physics, chemistry, materials sciences and electronic engineering. Many internationally well known experts contribute to it.

Keywords: Polymer Science, Material Science, Condensed Matter, Physical Chemistry,

Sample pages (PDF)
Table of Contents (PDF)

Publication date: August 2003
Recommended Retail Price: EUR 189.95*
2003 XXX, 716 p. 412 illus.. Hardcover 3-540-44269-3

Written for: Institutes, libraries, graduate and undergraduate students
Book category: Reference work Publication
language: English

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High Temperature Superconductivity 2
Engineering Applications

Narlikar, A. V., IUC-DAEF, Indore, India (Ed.)

2004 Approx. 580 p. Hardcover 3-540-40639-5 Recommended Retail Price: EUR 199.95*

In contrast to the research on the fundamental mechanism of High-Temperature Superconductivity the recent years have seen enormous developments in the fabrication and application of High-Tc-Superconductors. The two volumes of "High Temperature Superconductivity" provide a survey of the state of the technology and engineering applications of these materials. They comprise of extended original research papers and technical review articles written by physicists, chemists, materials scientists and engineers, all of them noted experts in their fields. The interdisciplinary and strictly application-oriented coverage should benefit graduate students and academic researchers in the mentioned areas as well as industrial experts.

Volume 1 "Materials" focuses on major technical advancements in High-Tc materials processing for applications. Volume 2 "Engineering Applications" covers numerous application areas where High-Tc Superconductors are making tremendous impact.

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Molecular Magnets
Recent Highlights

Linert, W.,
Technische Universitat Wien,
Vienna, Austria;
Verdaguer, M.,
Universite Pierre et Marie Curie,
Paris, France (Eds.)

The book deals with recent scientific highlights on molecular magnetism in Europe. Molecular magnetism is a new interdisciplinary discipline gathering together chemists and physicists, theoreticians and experimentalists. The book intends to provide the reader with documented answers to some current questions. How chemists can use soft conditions to transform molecules in light and transparent magnets? How a molecular system can behave as a single molecule magnet? How to combine several functions in the same molecular system? How light can be used to switch molecular magnetic properties? How can molecules be used for ultimate high density information storage or in quantum computing? What kind of methods do physicists develop and use to explore these new properties of matter? What kind of concepts and calculations can be provided for theoreticians to design new objects and to better understand the field and to enlarge its exciting developments?

Keywords: inorganic chemistry, materials science, molecular magnetism

2003 XII, 210 p. 106 illus.
Hardcover 3-211-83891-0
Recommended Retail Price: EUR 128.00

Written for: Researchers, practicians, students at the graduate level
Book category: Monograph
language: English

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Spin Dynamics in Confined Magnetic Structures II

Hillebrands, B., ,
University of Kaiserslautern,
Ounadjela, K., ,
DRFMC, Grenoble, France (Eds.)

This second volume of the book on spin dynamics in confined magnetic structures covers central aspects of spin dynamic phenomena, so that researchers can find a comprehensive compilation of the current work in the field. Introductory chapters help newcomers to understand the basic concepts, and the more advanced chapters give the current state of the art for most spin dynamic issues in the milliseconds to femtoseconds range. Both experimental techniques and theoretical work are discussed. The comprehensive presentation of these developments makes this volume very timely and valuable for every researcher working in the field of magnetism. It describes the new experimental techniques which have advanced this field very rapidly. Among the techniques covered, particular attention is given to those involving high temporal, elemental and spatial resolution as well as to techniques involving magnetic field pulses with very short rise times and durations.

Keywords: Confined magnetic structures, spin dynamics, ferromagnetics, micromagnetics, basic concepts, experimental techniques

Series: Topics in Applied Physics. Vol.. 87
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2003 XVI,
324 p. 179 illus.,
30 in color.
Also available online.
Hardcover 3-540-44084-4
Recommended Retail Price: EUR 157.95*

Written for: Researchers in materials sciences, postgraduate students
Book category: Monograph
Publication language: English

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