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Fundamentals and Applications of Magnetic Materials


Students and researchers looking for a comprehensive textbook on magnetism, magnetic materials and related applications will find in this book an excellent explanation of the field. Chapters progress logically from the physics of magnetism, to magnetic phenomena in materials, to size and dimensionality effects, to applications: the second half of the book offers interdisciplinary discussions of information technology, magnetoelectronics and the future of biomedicine via recent developments in magnetism.

About the Author

Kannan M. Krishnan graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and earned his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley (UCB) in 1984. He is currently Professor of Materials Sciences and Physics at the University of Washington (UW). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Physics (London), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has received the Burton Medal (MSA), the Fink Prize (IEEE), the Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships, a Fulbright Specialist award, the Distinguished Engineer/Scientist award (TMS) and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, and has been elected a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. With visiting appointments at institutions in all six continents and multiple teaching awards at UCB, UW and professional societies (IEEE Magnetics Distinguished Lectureship), he is widely recognized for his role in education.