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!


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)