Books and Chapters

  • Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, J.M.D. Coey, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 614pp
  • Permanent Magnetism, R. Skomski and J.M.D. Coey,Institure of Physics Publishing Ltd., 1999, 404pp
  • Rare-Earth Iron Permanent Magnets, edited by J.M.D. Coey, Oxford Science Publications, 1996, 522pp
  • Magnetic Glasses, K. Moorjani and J.M.D. Coey, Elsevier Science Publishers, 1984, 525pp
  • Half-Metals, M. Venkatesan in Handbook of Magnetism and Advanced Magnetic Materials (H. Kronmuller and S. Parkin), Wiley, Chichester 2007, Vol. 4 p2107
  • Introduction to magnetic oxides, J. M. D. Coey, M. Venkatesan and H J Xu, in S. B Ogale, T Venkatesanm editors Functional Oxides: New Science and Novel Applications Wiley,Weinheim 2013 Ch 1


Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

Front cover of the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Book

J.M.D. Coey

Covering basic physical concepts, experimental methods, and applications, this book is an indispensable text on the fascinating science of magnetism, and an invaluable source of practical reference data. Accessible, authoritative, and assuming undergraduate familiarity with quantum mechanics, electromagnetism and vectors, this textbook can be used on graduate courses.

Emphasis is placed on practical calculations and numerical magnitudes - from nanoscale to astronomical scale - with a focus on modern manifestations, including spin electronic devices. Each self-contained chapter begins with a summary, and ends with exercises and further reading. The book is thoroughly illustrated with over 600 figures to help convey concepts and clearly explain ideas. Easily digestible tables and data sheets provide a wealth of useful information on magnetic materials, and 38 principal magnetic materials, and many more related compounds, are treated in detail.

  • Chapters are self-contained and dedicated to one topic each, with summaries and questions at the end to help the reader test their understanding of material
  • 38 principal magnetic materials are presented in an album format to include all the crucial data alongside the text
  • Helpful tables summarize magnetic properties and applications so that this book can be used as a reference source of practical data


  1. Introduction
  2. Magnetostatics
  3. Magnetism of electrons
  4. Magnetism of localized electrons on the atom
  5. Ferromagnetism and exchange
  6. Antiferromagnetism and other magnetic order
  7. Micromagnetism, domains and hysteresis
  8. Nanoscale magnetism
  9. Magnetic resonance
  10. Experimental methods
  11. Magnetic materials
  12. Applications of soft magnets
  13. Applications of hard magnets
  14. Spin electronics and magnetic recording
  15. Special topics
  • Appendices
  • Index

Hardback (ISBN-13: 9780521816144)