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Special Issue "Magnetic Materials and Magnetism"
A special issue of Quantum Beam Science (ISSN 2412-382X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ) and physics department, E21 Science Group coordinator, Quantum Phenomena Instrument MIRA, Technische Universität München, Lichtenbergstr.1, 85748 Garching, Germany
Interests: structure and dynamics of skyrmions; helical magnets and other incommensurate structures; development for triple axis spectrometer (TAS) and Spin-Echo neutron instruments
Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT), 241 Daxue Lu, Jinping Qu, Shantou, Guangdong Province, China
Tel. +86 136 7612 7052
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Scope: Herewith, we would like to call for scientific contributions to a Special Issue on Magnetic Materials and Magnetism, investigating the state-of-the art of quantum beam methods, including neutron, synchrotron, muon and positron radiation. We envisage original papers and reviews in the core fields of fundamental and applied solid state physics, chemistry and engineering, with extensions into interdisciplinary fields, such as biology and Earth sciences.
Background: Magnetic materials and the study of magnetism play a vast role in modern technology throughout all aspects and fields. There is almost no technology in daily life which does not use magnetism or magnetic devices. They range from the permanent magnet, though to computer storage, superconductors, sensors and actuators, to very special applications in optics, electronics, nuclear spin resonance imaging and calorimetrics. The understanding and characterization of magnetism in materials, such as structures, their transformations, excitations, and coupling are inherent to the development of novel materials and devices at the forefront of science and technology.
Quantum beams play an important role in probing for magnetism on the nuclear, atomic, crystalline, nano- and microstructural scales. Especially, neutron scattering is widely employed for structural and spectroscopic analyses, as the neutron possesses a spin interacting largely with magnetic moments in the crystal structure. All concepts of Bragg diffraction and inelastic neutron scattering are thus applied to magnetism. To a much lesser extent, and using more complex coupling scatter X-rays, supported by brilliant synchrotron sources, resonant X-ray scattering on magnetic electrons can strongly enhance structural and spectroscopic features. Nuclear resonant X-ray spectroscopy plays an advanced role in the determination of hyperfine magnetic and electronic structures. Muon spin relaxation and positron trapping are other valuable methods to characterize local magnetic fields on the atomic scale. Moreover, magnetic electron diffraction and imaging has notably evolved in recent times, and will round up the complementary nature of different quantum beams.
Magnetic structure on an atomic scale has experienced the most fundamental investigations, encompassing spins on the crystal lattice, exchange interactions and ordering, phase transformations, gradual changes with fields and temperature, coupling of spins to the lattice parameter and the break of crystal symmetry, multiferroic coupling, atomic amorphous arrangements, magnetic disorder as spin glass, etc.
Magnetic domains, coupled to the microstructure, play important roles in the macroscopic magnetic properties and behavior and are of interest in this Special Issue.
Spin excitations and spintronics span a vast field of research, rendering essential functional properties to materials—such as the coupling of spins and electrons in superconductivity, mechanisms of magnetoresistance, skyrmions and spin-orbit coupling.
Dynamics and kinetics are related to domain switching, hysteresis effects, spin waves and damping, as well as in the rearrangement of vortices.
Engineering and technology applications on all scales may include data storage devices and read/write heads, opto-magnetic devices, magnetic actuators and shape-memory materials, energy conversion, medical therapy and diagnosis.
Instrumentation using magnetism and magnetic effects to fundamentally understand and build better machines for characterization in quantum beam science. Examples are magnetic neutron optics, spin-flippers, lenses, improved muon spectrometers, field-free spin echo, and functionality.
Quantum beam theories on how the probe, i.e., the neutron, photon, and muon interact with the sample or its environment, spanning from the basics of magnetic scattering theories, dynamical theories, wave equations and quantum mechanical aspects, to hyperfine interactions, interferometry, etc.
The examples listed above only outline an essential part of the contributions sought for this Special Issue on “Magnetic Materials and Magnetism”. With these aspects in mind, the Special Issue will collect original and review papers employing state-of-the-art quantum beams in applied research and for new and novel developments—both in characterization and in materials.
Dr. Robert Georgii
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Liss
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Quantum Beam Science is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- structural properties
- bulk crystal lattices
- thin multi-layers
- domains and microstructures
- magnetic and electronic structure
- phase transformations
- critical phenomena
- collective phenomena
- magneto-electric coupling
- magneto-mechanic coupling
- spin-orbit coupling
- spin waves
- nuclear spins
- spin coupling
- exchange interactions
- engineering applications
- bio-medical applications
- geology and magnetism
- magnetism in biology
- data storage
- functional materials
- quantum beam particles and interactions