Accession Number : AD0655084

Title :   EXCHANGE TORQUE, POWER AND MOMENTUM FLOW, AND STRESS IN A RIGID FERRIMAGNET,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE MICROWAVE AND QUANTUM MAGNETICS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Morganthaler,Frederic R.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : A self-consistent formulation of the exchange energy density, effective exchange field, and Poynting vector is carried out, for a general ferrimagnet, in terms of the spin and orbital angular momentum densities. When there is more than one magnetic lattice or when the gyromagnetic ratios are tensor quantities, this formulation leads to an exchange energy density and Poynting vector that differ from those commonly employed. With the help of the correspondence principle and a quasi-particle interpretation of spin waves, a small-signal energy density, momentum density, and stress tensor are postulated for a ferrimagnet. The associated small-signal force density (postulated to equal the divergence of the stress tensor minus the time rate of change of the momentum density) is found to be the negative of the force density that accelerates the envelope of the spin wave packet and is interpreted as a reaction force density acting upon the lattice. A prediction is made that a magnon incident upon a surface of discontinuity such as a material-air interface, will exert an exchange-radiation pressure on it. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS, *QUANTUM THEORY), ANISOTROPY, TORQUE, POWER, MOMENTUM, DENSITY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE