This book focuses on the theoretical mechanisms underlying the macroscopic properties of magnetic thin films. Within this context, the author succeeds in presenting basic theoretical methods (Green’s functions, spin waves and skyrmions theory, phase transitions, and second quantification) and techniques of simulation (Monte Carlo simulations) to help readers in their research projects. I highly recommend this book as the source for graduate students and researchers involved in this area of research. A set of exercises with solutions cover a wide range of difficulty.
Review by Christian Brosseau, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
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