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Applications of Ferromagnetic Resonance

Resonance Methods

  1. J. Lindner,
  2. R. Meckenstock,
  3. M. Farle

Published Online: 12 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/0471266965.com130

Characterization of Materials

Characterization of Materials

How to Cite

Lindner, J., Meckenstock, R. and Farle, M. 2012. Applications of Ferromagnetic Resonance. Characterization of Materials. 1–20.

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Physics and Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE), Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2012


We show that ferromagnetic resonance described for the first time in the middle of the twentieth century has found nowadays numerous applications in nanoscale magnetic systems. The article discusses how ferromagnetic resonance can be used to quantitatively extract magnetic key parameters such as magnetic anisotropy energy, interlayer exchange coupling, and the g-factor that provides access to orbital magnetism of single and coupled thin films as well as ensembles of magnetic nanoparticles. A short introduction to the theory and experimental approaches of ferromagnetic resonance is given in addition to the presentation of specific examples in detail.


  • nanoparticles;
  • magnetism;
  • magnetic anisotropy;
  • ferromagnetic resonance;
  • exchange coupling