Volume 15 of the Handbook on the Properties of Magnetic Materials, as the preceding volumes, has a dual purpose. As a textbook it is intended to be of assistance to those who wish to be introduced to a given topic in the field of magnetism without the need to read the vast amount of literature published. As a work of reference it is intended for scientists active in magnetism research. To this dual purpose, Volume 15 of the Handbook is composed of topical review articles written by leading authorities. In each of these articles an extensive description is given in graphical as well as in tabular form, much emphasis being placed on the discussion of the experimental material in the framework of physics, chemistry and material science. It provides the readership with novel trends and achievements in magnetism.
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1. Giant magnetoresistance and magnetic interactions in exchange-biased spin-valves for magnetic sensors (R. Coehoorn)
2. Electronic structure calculations of low-dimensional systems (A. Vega, J.C. Parlebas, C. Demangeat)
3. II-VI and IV-VI diluted magnetic semiconductors: New bulk materials and low-dimensional quantum structures (W. Dobrowolski, T. Story)
4. Magnetic ordering phenomena and dynamic fluctuations in cuprate superconductors and insulating nickelates (H.B. Brom, J. Zaanen)
5. Giant magnetoimpedance (M. Knobel, M. Vázquez, L. Kraus)
Quotes and reviews
"Overall, the quality of the content of this volume is very good and should provide for the dual purposes intended by the editor as both an introduction to the subjects discussed for those new to the particular subject area and as a reference volume for workers in the field."
-Del Atkinson, Dept. of Physics, Durham University, in MAGNEWS, Spring 2006