Atomistic Spin Dynamics: Foundations and Applications by Olle ErikssonAtomistic Spin Dynamics: Foundations and Applications by Olle Eriksson

Atomistic Spin Dynamics: Foundations and Applications

byOlle Eriksson, Anders Bergman, Lars Bergqvist

Hardcover | March 13, 2017

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The purpose of this book is to provide a theoretical foundation and an understanding of atomistic spin-dynamics (ASD), and to give examples of where the atomistic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation can and should be used. As argued in the text, a description of magnetism in an atomistic way isvery natural and allows for an interpretation of experimental results in a clear and deep way. This description also allows for calculations, from first principles, of all parameters needed to perform the spin-dynamics simulations, without using experimental results as input to the simulations. Asshown in the book, we are now at a very exciting situation, where it is possible to perform accurate and efficient atomistic simulations on a length- and time-scale which is balancing on the edge of what is experimentally possible. In this way, ASD simulations can both validate and be validated bystate-of-the art experiments, and ASD simulations also have the possibility to act as a predictive tool that is able to explain the magnetization dynamics in experimentally inaccessible situations. The purpose of this book has been to communicate technically relevant concepts. An even largermotivation is to communicate an inspiration to magnetism and magnetization dynamics, and the emerging technological fields that one may foresee, e.g. in magnonics, solitonics and skyrmionics.
Olle Eriksson received his PhD at the Physics Department, Uppsala University, in 1989. After spending three years in Los Alamos as a post doc he returned to the Physics Department, Uppsala University in 1992 where, he has worked ever since. Eriksson's research interests lies in materials theory, electronic structure theory, correlated ...
Title:Atomistic Spin Dynamics: Foundations and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:March 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198788665

ISBN - 13:9780198788669

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Table of Contents

Part I: Density Functional Theory and Its Applications1. Density Functional Theory2. Aspects of the solid state3. Applications of density functional theoryPart II: Equation of Motion for Atomistic Spin-Dynamics4. The atomistic spin-dynamics equation of motion5. Spin dynamics at finite temperature6. The damping term, from first principles7. ImplementationPart III: Applications8. Ferromagnetic resonance9. Magnons10. Skyrmions11. Ultrafast switching dynamicsPart IV: Conclusions and Outlook12. Outlook on magnetisation dynamicsPart V: Bibliography and Index

Editorial Reviews

`This is a much needed book that advances our understanding of magnetism and especially spin dynamics from a first principles atomistic point of view. It presents a state-of-the art discussion of the exciting theoretical developments that have occurred over the last 20+ years, accompanyingexperimental discoveries of spin based phenomena and their practical utilization.' Joachim Stohr, Stanford University, USA