Physics of Magnetic Thin Films Theory and Simulation
This book is for graduate students and researchers who wish to understand theoretical mechanisms lying behind macroscopic properties of magnetic thin films. It provides a detailed description of basic theoretical methods and techniques of simulation to help readers in their research projects.
The first part of the book contains 6 chapters. Chapters 1 to 5 focus on the fundamental theory of bulk magnetic materials. Chapter 6 is devoted to the presentation of the Monte Carlo simulation methods. Exercises and problems are provided at the end of each of these chapters for self-training. The second part contains 11 chapters devoted to the main topic of the book, namely “physics of magnetic thin films: theory and simulation.”
Written as a research paper, each chapter focuses on a subject and also presents the state-of-the-art literature on the subject and the motivation of the chapter. A detailed description of the techniques and the presentation of the results are then shown with discussion.
This book focuses on the theoretical mechanisms underlying the macroscopic properties of magnetic thin films. Within this context, the author succeeds in presenting basic theoretical methods (Green’s functions, spin waves and skyrmions theory, phase transitions, and second quantification) and techniques of simulation (Monte Carlo simulations) to help readers in their research projects. I highly recommend this book as the source for graduate students and researchers involved in this area of research. A set of exercises with solutions cover a wide range of difficulty.
Christian Brosseau, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France