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Title: Mesoscale magnetism

Magnetic interactions give rise to a surprising amount of complexity due to the fact that both static and dynamic magnetic properties are governed by competing short-range exchange interactions and long-range dipolar coupling. Even though the underlying dynamical equations are well established, the connection of magnetization dynamics to other degrees of freedom, such as optical excitations, charge and heat flow, or mechanical motion, make magnetism a mesoscale research problem that is still wide open for exploration. Synthesizing magnetic materials and heterostructures with tailored properties will allow to take advantage of magnetic interactions spanning many length-scales, which can be probed with advanced spectroscopy and microscopy and modeled with multi-scale simulations. Finally, this paper highlights some of the current basic research topics in mesoscale magnetism, which beyond their fundamental science impact are also expected to influence applications ranging from information technologies to magnetism based energy conversion.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Materials Science Division
  2. Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Dresden (Germany). Inst. of Ion Beam Physics and Material Research
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-0286
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Dresden (Germany)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Permanent magnet; Magnetic soliton; Spin texture; Magnonics; Optical magnetization switching; Spin transfer torque; Spin Hall effect; Spin caloritronics; Magnetomechanical coupling