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Magnetism in Carbon Nanostructures

  • ID: 3984857
  • Book
  • July 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 430 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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Magnetism in carbon nanostructures is a rapidly expanding field of current materials science. Its progress is driven by the wide range of applications for magnetic carbon nanosystems, including transmission elements in spintronics, building blocks of cutting-edge nanobiotechnology, and qubits in quantum computing. These systems also provide novel paradigms for basic phenomena of quantum physics, and are thus of great interest for fundamental research. This comprehensive survey emphasizes both the fundamental nature of the field, and its groundbreaking nanotechnological applications, providing a one-stop reference for both the principles and the practice of this emerging area. With equal relevance to physics, chemistry, engineering and materials science, senior undergraduate and graduate students in any of these subjects, as well as all those interested in novel nanomaterials, will gain an in-depth understanding of the field from this concise and self-contained volume.
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Preface;
1. Magnetic carbon nanostructures;

Part I - Theories and Methods:
2. Basic notions of magnetism;
3. The tools: computational and experimental techniques;

Part II - Carbon and its Nanoscale Allotropes:
4. Graphene;
5. Carbon nanotubes;
6. Fullerenes;

Part III - Spin Effects in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes:
7. Magnetic textures at edges and defect sites;
8. Spin-orbit coupling in carbon nanostructures;

Part IV - Transport Phenomena:
9. Elements of spintronics;
10. Spin transport in carbon nanostructures;
11. Magnetotransport;

Part V - Composite Materials:
12. Impurities;
13. Networks of carbon clusters;
14. Medical applications; Afterword; References; Index.
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Frank Hagelberg East Tennessee State University.

Frank Hagelberg is a Professor of Physics at East Tennessee State University and a member of the American Physical Society. His current work focuses on electronic structure methods applied to problems of nanoscience.
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