Department Info

Head
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schäfer

Phone: +49-351-4659-223
Fax: +49-351-4659-541
Email: r.schaefer@ifw-dresden.de

Table of Contents - Overview


1. Introduction  (10 pages)

      1.1     What are Magnetic Domains?
      1.2     History of the Domain Concept
      1.3     Micromagnetics and Domain Theory

2. Domain Observation Techniques (106 pages)

      2.1     Introduction
      2.2     Bitter Patterns
      2.3     Magneto-Optical Methods
      2.4     Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
      2.5     Electron Reflection and Scattering Methods
      2.6     Mechanical Microscanning Techniques
      2.7     X-ray, Neutron and Other Methods
      2.8     Integral Methods Supporting Domain Analysis
      2.9     Comparison of Domain Observation Methods

3. Domain Theory (248 pages)

      3.1     The Purpose of Domain Theory
      3.2     Energetics of a Ferromagnet
      3.3     The Origin of Domains
      3.4     Phase Theory of Domains in Large Samples
      3.5     Small-Particle Switching
      3.6     Domain Walls
      3.7     Theoretical Analysis of Characteristic Domains
      3.8     Résumé;

4. Material Parameters for Domain Analysis (40 pages)

      4.1     Intrinsic Material Parameters
      4.2     Mechanical Measurements
      4.3     Magnetic Measurements
      4.4     Resonance Experiments
      4.5     Magnetostriction Measurements
      4.6     Domain Methods
      4.7     Thermal Evaluation of the Exchange Constant
      4.8     Theoretical Guidelines for Material Constants

5. Domain Observation and Interpretation (126 pages)

      5.1     Classification of Materials and Domains
      5.2     Bulk High-Anisotropy Uniaxial Materials
      5.3     Bulk Cubic Crystals
      5.4     Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Ribbons
      5.5     Magnetic Films with Low Anisotropy
      5.6     Films with Strong Perpendicular Anisotropy
      5.7     Particles, Needles and Wires
      5.8     How Many Different Domain Patterns?

6. The Relevance of Domains (76 pages)

      6.1     Overview
      6.2     Bulk Soft-Magnetic Materials
      6.3     Permanent Magnets
      6.4     Recording Media
      6.5     Thin-Film Devices
      6.6     Domain Propagation Devices
      6.7     Domains and Hysteresis

7. Colour Plates (2 pages)

8. References (50 pages)

          Reviews & Textbooks

9. Symbols (6 pages)

10. Acronyms (1 page)

11. Author Index (24 pages)

12. Subject Index (12 pages)