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Relaxation Processes in Micromagnetics

Harry Suhl


Electrons in solids behave like microscopic bar magnets, and in certain solids these align to produce macroscopic magnetizations. This book deals with the dynamics of this magnetization field. It addresses questions of microscopic mechanism only to the extent that residual interactions of the magnetic moments with other degrees of freedom of the host solid affect the dynamics, particularly the dissipative aspects. Several of these damping mechanisms are evaluated here for their effect on the equations of the magnetization dynamics. These dynamics are intrinsically nonlinear. This is important ... More

Keywords: macroscopic magnetizations, dynamics, magnetization field, microscopic mechanism, magnetic moments, host solid, dissipative aspects, nonlinear solution methods, magnetic recording, numerical simulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198528029
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528029.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry Suhl, author
Department of Physics, University of California at San Diego