MSE-432 / 4 crédits

Enseignant: Grundler Dirk

Langue: Anglais


Summary

Interactive course addressing bulk and thin-film magnetic materials that provide application-specific functionalities in different modern technologies such as e.g. wind energy harvesting, electric article surveillance, spintronics, sensing, and data storage.

Content

Keywords

Spontaneous magnetism, magnetism of elements and alloys, invar, ferro-, ferri- and antiferromagnetic, saturation magnetization, magnetic anisotropies, stray field, demagnetization effect, reversible and irreversible reversal processes, hysteresis, domain walls, dc and ac magnetic susceptibility, exchange interaction, dipolar forces, Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation and spin dynamics, nonreciprocity, magnetoelastic coupling, exchange bias, Delta-E effect, heat-assisted recording, hard and soft magnets, magnetoelectronics (spintronics)

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Electromagnetism (or General Physics III); a course about fundamentals of solid matter, e.g. Fundamentals of solid-state materials, Solid state physics, Theory of materials: from structures to properties, or equivalent

Important concepts to start the course

Electromagnetism (Maxwell equations), concepts of electronic configurations in atoms: atomic orbitals, electron spin, Hunds rule

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Categorize magnetic materials
  • Optimize the resource-efficient usage of magnetic materials
  • Apply micromagnetic simulations
  • Choose an appropriate fabrication method
  • Assess / Evaluate classical versus quantum mechanical aspects of magnetic technologies
  • Decide on magnetic materials in low- and high-frequency applications
  • Compare magnetic materials concerning costs and operation conditions
  • Justify materials aspects for novel magnetic devices

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools
  • Collect data.
  • Take feedback (critique) and respond in an appropriate manner.
  • Respect the rules of the institution in which you are working.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra, exercises, simulations, visit to laboratory, presentations of students

Expected student activities

Attendance at lectures, completing exercises, feedback, performing simulations, report writing, presentation

Assessment methods

During the term (exercises, oral presentations, reports)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Available at library, eg. B.D. Cullity, C.D. Graham, Introduction to Magnetic Materials, (2009); J.D. Coey, Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2010). R.C. O’Handley, Modern magnetic materials: principles and applications (2000); the library provides several copies of the book by K. Krishnan (Fundamentals and Applications of Magnetic Materials)

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

Prerequisite for

Semester projects, Master thesis, PhD

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Introduction to magnetic materials in modern technologies
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Introduction to magnetic materials in modern technologies
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
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