Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

March 2006


Published in Advanced Magnetic Nanostructures, edited by David Sellmyer and Ralph Skomski. New York: Springer, 2006. Pages 491–496. Copyright © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. Used by permission.


The behavior of magnetic nanostructures reflects both nanoscale features, such as particle size and geometry, and the intrinsic properties of the magnetic substances. For example, the magnetization reversal in nanodots crucially depends on the anisotropy of the dot material. Furthermore, nanostructures are often used as bulk materials, so that their extrinsic properties must be evaluated from the point of view of bulk materials. This appendix summarizes the characteristics of some important classes of magnetic materials and provides exemplary data.

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