Special Issue "Magnetic Nanoparticles and Nanodevices"

A special issue of Condensed Matter (ISSN 2410-3896).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Tomasz Blachowicz
Guest Editor
Institute of Physics – Center for Science and Education, Silesian University of Technology, Konarskiego 22B str., 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Interests: elastic and magnetic phenomena in low-dimensional structures; magnetic anisotropies; magnetization reversal; nanoelectronics; micromagnetic simulations
Prof. Dr. Andrea Ehrmann
Guest Editor
Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics, Interaktion 1, 33619 Bielefeld, Germany
Interests: electrospinning; 3D printing; magnetism; micromagnetism; magnetic nanoparticles; dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs); growing diverse organisms on textile/nanofibrous/3D printed substrates
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magnetic nanoparticles are intensively investigated in basic research as well as for diverse applications. On the one hand, due to their small dimensions, the shape anisotropy plays an important role since it competes with exchange contribution, which can be used to tailor the overall anisotropy and thus magnetization reversal processes. On the other hand, magnetic nanostructures are often included in nanodevices for different applications, e.g., in magnetic random access memories (MRAM) and generally in spin valves, in the Racetrack memory and as bit patterned media in a novel type of memories, as well as in other, diverse spintronics devices.

Investigations of single magnetic nanoparticles are possible through magnetic force microscopy and through a few other specialized techniques based on X-rays, while ensembles or arrays can be investigated by more common thin layer technologies. Micromagnetic simulations, on the other hand, can be used to investigate in detail the full magnetization reversal processes, possible nucleation of domain walls, vortices or even skyrmions, and their propagation due to an external magnetic or electric field.

For this Special Issue, we are interested in original research or comprehensive review manuscripts, dealing with all facets of experimental and theoretical investigations of magnetic nanoparticles and nanodevices. Papers of high quality are welcome and will be carefully reviewed.

Prof. Tomasz Blachowicz
Prof. Andrea Ehrmann
Guest Editors

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  • magnetic nanoparticles
  • nanodevices
  • spintronics
  • magnetism
  • magnetic anisotropies
  • magnetization reversal
  • domain walls
  • vortices
  • magnetic memory
  • magnetic skyrmions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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