Theory of Itinerant Electron Magnetism (International Series of Monographs on Physics)

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9780198500285: Theory of Itinerant Electron Magnetism (International Series of Monographs on Physics)

This book is an application of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to the field of magnetism. A large part of the book is devoted to a detailed treatment of the connections between electronic properties and magnetism, and how they differ in the various known magnetic systems. Current trends are exposed and explained for a large class of alloys and compounds. The modern field of artificially layered systems - known as multilayers - and their industrial applications are dealt with in detail. The book also relates the rich thermodynamic properties of magnets to the ab initio results originating from the electronic structure.

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Jurgen Kubler, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

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"[This work] is a unique contribution to the study of magnetism, in that it attempts to describe a substantial part of the field using the local density functional approximation (LDA). . . . Kübler does an excellent job of describing LDA and making connections between the electronic structure of several materials and their magnetic properties. . . . The book will be useful to many researchers, theorists, and experimentalists alike. . . . It offers a personal and focused view of itinerant magnetism based on LDA from a leading expert in the field, and it describes in detail the relationship between electronic structure and magnetic properties of itinerant electrons in realistic systems." -- Physics Today


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