Magnetic Nanoparticles and Granular Thin Films

X. J. Yao, W. Zhong*, Chak Tong Au, Y. W. Du

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Nanostructured materials are those with at least one dimension falling in the nanometer scale, such as nanoparticles (including quantum dots), nanorods, nanowires, thin films, and bulk materials made of nanoscale building blocks or consist of nanoscale structures. The properties of nanostructured materials are so different from those of the bulk counterparts, especially in terms of magnetism. In this chapter, we will introduce some representative magnetic nanoparticles and granular thin films that are important in spintronics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Spintronics
EditorsYongbing Xu, David D. Awschalom, Junsaku Nitta
PublisherSpringer, Dordrecht
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9789400768925
ISBN (Print)9789400768918, 9789400768932
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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