Magnetic nanowires and microwires are key tools in the development of enhanced devices for information technology (memory and data processing) and sensing. Offering the combined characteristics of high density, high speed, and non-volatility, they facilitate reliable control of the motion of magnetic domain walls; a key requirement for the development of novel classes of logic and storage devices.
Part One introduces the design and synthesis of magnetic nanowires and microwires, reviewing the growth and processing of nanowires and nanowire heterostructures using such methods as sol-gel and electrodeposition combinations, focused-electron/ion-beam-induced deposition, chemical vapour transport, quenching and drawing and magnetic interactions. Magnetic and transport properties, alongside domain walls, in nano- and microwires are then explored in Part Two, before Part Three goes on to explore a wide range of applications for magnetic nano- and microwire devices, including memory, microwave and electrochemical applications, in addition to thermal spin polarization and configuration, magnetocalorific effects and Bloch point dynamics.
- Detailed coverage of multiple key techniques for the growth and processing of nanowires and microwires
- Reviews the principles and difficulties involved in applying magnetic nano- and microwires to a wide range of applications
- Combines the expertise of specialists from around the globe to give a broad overview of current and future trends
Part I Design and synthesis of magnetic nano- and microwires 1 Electrochemical Methods For Template-Assisted Synthesis Of Nanostructured Materials 2 Electrochemical Synthesis Of Magnetic Nanowires With Controlled Geometry And Magnetic Anisotropy 3 Multiferroic and ferromagnetic nanowires prepared by combined sol-gel & electrodeposition techniques 4 Growth of nanowire heterostructures and their energy applications 5 Magnetic nanowires grown by focused-electron/ion-beam-induced deposition 6 Epitaxial growth of magnetic nanowires by chemical vapour transport 7 Magnetic nanowires and submicron wires prepared by quenching and drawing technique 8 Processing magnetic microwires for magnetic bistability and magnetoimpedance 9 Bimagnetic microwires: synthesis and magnetic interactions Part II Magnetic and transport properties, and domain walls in nano- and microwires 10 Current driven domain wall motion under spin orbit torques in magnetic heterostructures 11 Magnetic transport and domain walls in magnetic nanostrips 12 Controlled single-domain wall motion in magnetic microwires 13 Domain structure and domain walls dynamics in microwires as determined by magneto-optical Kerr effect 14 Micromagnetic simulations in cylindrical magnetic nanowires 15 Ferromagnetic resonance in individual wires: from micro to nanowires Part III Applications of magnetic nano- and microwires 16 Oxide nanowires for non-volatile memory applications 17 Magnetic microwires in microwave applications 18 Thermal spin polarization in bidimensional systems 19 Magnetocaloric effects in magnetic microwires and applications 20 Functionalization of magnetic nanowires for biomedical applications 21 Soft chemistry nanowires for permanent magnet fabrication 22 Multiscale simulation of Bloch point dynamics in thick nanowires 23 Spin waves and spin configuration in magnetic nanowires 24 Electrochemical synthesis of magnetic nanotubes 25 Head-to-head domain walls in one-dimensional nanostructures: an extended phase diagram