Magnetic Nanostructures in Modern Technology: Spintronics, Magnetic MEMS and Recording by Bruno AzzerboniMagnetic Nanostructures in Modern Technology: Spintronics, Magnetic MEMS and Recording by Bruno Azzerboni

Magnetic Nanostructures in Modern Technology: Spintronics, Magnetic MEMS and Recording

byBruno AzzerboniEditorGiovanni Asti, Luigi Pareti

Paperback | October 22, 2007

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A team of outstanding scientists in the field of modern magnetic nanotechnologies illustrates the state of the art in several areas of advanced magneto-electronic devices, magnetic micro-electromechanical systems and high density information storage technologies.

The physics and chemistry of nano-scale systems have made rapid advances and there are real prospects of translating exciting scientific findings into a new generation of processes and high technology products with a potential impact on several industrial sectors.

In particular the development of nano-structured magnetic materials plays a leading role in the increasing miniaturization of devices with superior performances. The application areas considered are:

i) "magneto-electronics", where the control of electron spins in magnetic hetero-structures offers new and improved functionalities in devices of integrated digital electronics. Magnetic random access memories, MRAM are among the principal applications for new non-volatile RAM with fast dynamics, toward the pico-, femto-second range.

ii) "magnetic MEMS" (micro-electro-mechanical systems), which are the integration of mechanical and electro/ferromagnetic elements (micro-actuators and sensors) with conventional electronics MEMS, promise a revolution in several product categories. In fact the proposed integration enables the development of smart products, where sensors can gather information from the environment by measuring thermal, magnetic, electric, mechanical, biological chemical, optical characteristics and the electronic section processes the information and the actuator promotes the action realizing a complete control of the environment.

iii) "Magnetic recording" is a leading technology in the information storage domain and the most relevant application in the field of magnetics, showing surprising continuous progress over several decades towards the limit of terabit per square inch of areal density.>

Title:Magnetic Nanostructures in Modern Technology: Spintronics, Magnetic MEMS and RecordingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:345 pagesPublished:October 22, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402063377

ISBN - 13:9781402063374

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Table of Contents

Preface.Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. A.Spintronics. Spin-Polarized Current and Spin-Transfer Torque in Magnetic Multilayers; J. Slonczewski.- Spin-Transfer-Driven Magnetization Dynamics; G. Bertotti.- Micromagnetic Modeling of Magnetization Dynamics Driven by Spin -Polarized Current: Basics of Numerical Modeling, Analysis of Confined Systems; G. Finocchio et al.- Micromagnetic Modeling of Magnetizazion Dynamics Driven by Spin -Polarized Current: Analysis of non-Confined Systems; G. Consolo et al.- Micromagnetic Modeling of Magnetization Dynamics Driven by Spin -Polarized Current: Stability Diagrams and Role of the non-Standard Effective Field Contributions; M.Carpentieri et al.-Geometrically Confined Domain Walls. Geometrically Confined Domain Walls; M. Kläui.-B. Magnetic MEMS. Magnetic Microsystems : Mag-MEMS; O.Cugat et al.- MEMS Inductors: Technology and Applications; Martin A.M. Gijs.- Magnetic Particle Handling in Lab-on-a-Chip Microsystems; Martin A.M. Gijs.- High Performance p-Magnets For Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (Mems); O. Gutfleisch and N.M. Dempsey.- Magnetic Imaging Films; R. Grechishkin et al.- Energy Exchanges of Magnets with the Environment; G. Asti.- C. Magnetic Recording. Magnetic Data Storage: Past, Present and Future; T. Thomson et al.- D. Fundamentals of Nanostructured materials. Quantum Effects in Interacting Electron Systems:The Role of Spin in the Interaction and Entanglement in Mesoscopic Systems; S. Savasta.- Magnetism in Low-Dimensional Structures; P.Gambardella.- Subject Index

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book contains the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute on 'Magnetic Nanostructures for Micro-Electromechanical Systems and Spintronic Applications' held in 2006. The goal of the editors is to provide the reader with a 'state of the art' overview of the field of magnetic nanotechnology. The book contains 12 major chapters written by 24 authors from eight different countries. . the most likely reader of this book will be an engineer in a university or in industry." (Fernande Grandjean and Gary J. Long, Physicalia Magazine, Vol. 30 (4), 2008)