Talk:Spin wave

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Magnetostatic Waves[edit]

No explicit reference to long range magnetic dipole interactions is made, which can be imporant for long wavelength magnetic waves and ferromagnetic resonance. I propose including a discussion of magnetostatic waves; classic references include L.R. Walker, Physical Review Vol. 105 p390 (1957) and J.R. Eshbach and R.W. Damon, Physical Review Vol 116 p1208 (1960). Magnetic monopole (talk) 01:15, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Qualitative Description[edit]

Wow, this is a fairly exhaustive mathematical analysis of spin waves for Wikipedia. However, I must say that this article requires at least a minimal qualitative description of what spin-waves are. The first sentence of the theory is "The simplest way of understanding spin waves is to consider the Hamiltonian". Surely there is a more gradual approach to this topic than to talk about Hamiltonians and eigenstates right away. I would add to this article but am taking a Magnetics class just now and am not fully confident of my understanding. Additional qualitative description would be appreciated.--vlado4 05:56, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Alison Chaiken 22:30, 8 September 2005 (UTC): I have lots more to add to this article but am out of time at the moment.

Alison Chaiken 16:52, 19 September 2005 (UTC): I'm sure that there are inelastic neutron scattering facilities that I've overlooked in my list. Please correct this oversight if you know of more. Neutron scattering is not my field!

Heisenberg?[edit]

This edit has just categorised these under Category:Werner Heisenberg. Is that justified? They're not one of Heisenberg's better known discoveries, but then nor are they my field. Thoughts? Andy Dingley (talk) 11:33, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

It doesn't meet the defining criterion for categorization, so I removed it. RockMagnetist(talk) 17:10, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Quantum and Antiferromagnet spin waves[edit]

Should we add the quantized version of magnon calculation? Should we add the antiferromagnet case? Just a thought MaoGo (talk) 21:16, 8 February 2017 (UTC)