Nanomagnetism: An Interdisciplinary Approach provides a core foundation for understanding magnetic quantum-size effects at the nanoscale and their many applications across the disciplines. This textbook will be a valuable guide for students in new interdisciplinary courses in nanomagnetism and magnetic nanomaterials, an area that has experienced immense growth in the last two decades due to advancements in sample preparation, nanopatterning techniques and magnetic measurement instrumentation.

The interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience also makes this book an ideal resource for scientists working in industrial laboratories and pharmaceutical and medical researchers looking to expand their understanding of the physics of magnetic probes.

Key Features

  • Discusses physical, chemical and nanotemplating synthesis techniques for the production of magnetic nanoparticles
  • Covers experimental techniques for the determination of the macroscopic and microscopic magnetization of nanoparticles
  • Discusses the role of nanomagnetism in high-density magnetic recording media, nanostructured permanent magnets, MRI imaging enhancement and magnetically guided drug delivery

Preface. Acknowledgment. Introduction. Part I Fundamental Concepts in Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 1. The Magnetic Field. 2. Classical and Quantum Treatment of Diamagnetism and Paramagnetism. 3. Long-Range Magnetic Order. 4. Single-Magnetic-Domain Particles. Part II Production of Magnetic Nanoparticles. 5. Top-Down Synthesis by Physical Methods. 6. Bottom-Up Synthesis by Chemical Methods. 7. Biogenic Magnetic Nanoparticles. 8. Biomimetic Magnetic Nanoparticles. Part III Magnetometry. 9. Macromagnetic vs. Micromagnetic Characterization. Part IV Applications across the Disciplines. 10. Magnetic Recording Media. 11. Permanent Magnets. 12. Biomedical Applications of Nanomagnetism. Afterword. Appendix. Index.