Multiscale models of magnetic materials at elevated temperatures
This project will develop and apply multi-scale modelling approaches to investigate thermal fluctuation effects in magnetic materials. The emphasis will be put on understanding the static and dynamics phase transition behaviour, and the finite size effects in magnetic particles as they originate from the volume reduction to nanometre scales.
The multi-scale approach will employ a spectrum of high performance computational methods incorporating the
first principles models based on the density functional theory (DFT)
large-scale spin models of statistical mechanics solved by the spin dynamics and Monte-Carlo methods
mathematical tools of the modern phase transitions theory.
The relevance of the project is to the development of emerging nanotechnology trends in magnetic information storage (heat assisted magnetic recording), and in biomedicine such as in cancer therapy based on the hyperthermia heating effect.
Life sciences simulation: Biomedical
Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: Advanced Materials