1st Edition

Exchange Bias From Thin Film to Nanogranular and Bulk Systems

Edited By Surender Kumar Sharma Copyright 2018
    356 Pages
    by CRC Press

    356 Pages 179 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press


    This timely book covers basic mechanisms, characterization, theoretical simulations, and applications for exchange bias in granular nanosystems, thin films, and bulk systems. After an overview of the field and key principles, the next section covers nanogranular (core-shell) systems, followed by chapters on thin films, bilayers/multilayers nanostructures, dilute magnetic semiconductors, and multiferroic systems. A final section turns to bulk systems, such as those consisting of perovskite structures, rare earth-transition metal intermetallic, and ion implantations.

    Readers of this book will obtain

    • A complete, modern overview on exchange bias phenomena, covering synthesis, characterization techniques, and applications

    • An introduction to all the important phenomenological models proposed for thin films, bulk materials, and nanoparticles

    • Detailed discussion of the importance of size, shape, cooling field, and temperature on exchange bias properties

    • Understanding of novel applications of exchange bias systems

    1 The Basis of Nanomagnetism: An Overview of Exchange

    Bias and Spring Magnets

    Navadeep Shrivastava, Sarveena, M. Singh, and S. K. Sharma

    2 Exchange-Coupled Bimagnetic Core–Shell Nanoparticles

    for Enhancing the Effective Magnetic Anisotropy

    Gabriel C. Lavorato, Elin L. Winkler, Enio Lima Jr., and Roberto D. Zysler

    3 Exchange Bias in Dilute Magnetic Alloys

    Per Nordblad, Matthias Hudl, and Roland Mathieu

    4 Structural Complexity in Exchange-Coupled Core–Shell


    Xiao-Min Lin, Quy Khac Ong, and Alexander Wei

    5 Exchange-Bias Effect in Manganite Nanostructures

    A. Wisniewski, I. Fita, R. Puzniak, and V. Markovich

    6 Monte Carlo Study of the Exchange Bias Effects in

    Magnetic Nanoparticles with Core–Shell Morphology

    M. Vasilakaki, G. Margaris, E. Eftaxias, and K. N. Trohidou

    7 All-Electric Spintronics through Surface/Interface Effects

    Wen-Yi Tong and Chun-Gang Duan

    8 Understanding of Exchange Bias in Ferromagnetic/

    Antiferromagnetic Bilayers

    M. Pankratova, A. Kovalev, and M. Žukovič

    9 Exchange Bias in Core–Shell Nanowires and Nanotubes

    Mariana P. Proenca and Joao Ventura

    10 Exchange-Bias Effect in Bulk Perovskite Manganites

    A. Wisniewski, I. Fita, R. Puzniak, and V. Markovich

    11 Exchange Bias in Bulk Heusler Systems

    Jyoti Sharma and K. G. Suresh


    Surender Kumar Sharma, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Physics and Group Leader and Coordinator of the Functional Nanomaterials Laboratory at the Universidade Federal do Maranhão (UFMA) in São Luis, Brazil. Dr. Sharma has obtained his PhD degree in July 2007 from H. P. University, Shimla India. He has previously worked several years in research/academic positions in Brazil, France, Czech Republic, India, Mexico, focusing on the area of nanomagnetism and functional nanomaterials. At present he is an active member of post-graduate research program at UFMA and actively involved in research, teaching and supervising research students at UG/PG levels. He has been awarded FAPEMA Senior Researcher grants and to date has published more than fifty peer-reviewed articles and has attended numerous international conferences.