Special Issue "Fabrication and Characterization of Nanostructured Magnetic Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Miguel A. Ciria
Guest Editor
Instituro de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: magnetic nanostructures; scanning probe microscopy; epitaxial thin films; magnetostrictive materials; X-ray absorption spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The flourish of the field of nanostructured magnetic materials has been accomplished by the use of precise preparation and characterization techniques. These materials have boosted technological advances because new and compelling properties are the result of the artificial structure. Some of them are due to physical phenomena at the surface or interface of the magnetic materials with other species; other important properties are sustained by the strain induced in the magnetic structure by the underlying substrate. This issue is focused on the magnetic properties observed in nanostructured materials with interest in technological applications. Some topics of current interest are thin-film multiferroic heterostructures, magnetic quasiparticles, antiferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic systems, and spintronics.

Dr. Miguel A. Ciria
Guest Editor

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  • Thin-film preparation techniques
  • Scanning probe techniques
  • X-ray and neutron probes techniques
  • Spintronics
  • Skyrmion
  • Perpendicular anisotropy
  • Antiferromagnetic systems
  • Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interactions
  • Rashba effect
  • Magnetostriction

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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