PHYS-491 / 4 crédits

Enseignant(s): Rønnow Henrik Moodysson, Zivkovic Ivica

Langue: Anglais


Summary

The lectures will provide an introduction to magnetism in materials, covering fundamentals of spin and orbital degrees of freedom, interactions between moments and some typical ordering patterns. Selected experimental techniques and their application in current research will be presented.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Classical electrodynamics

Quantum Physics 1

Recommended courses

Quantum Physics 2

Solid State Physics 1

Solid State Physics 2

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define fundamental sources of magnetism
  • Explain the behavior of magnetic moments in magnetic fields
  • Work out / Determine spin states from ligand environment
  • Elaborate common magnetic interactions and their properties
  • Contrast typical long-range ordered states in magnetism
  • Discuss how magnetism arises in metals
  • Demonstrate similarities and differences in low-dimensional magnetic systems
  • Specify the role of a given experimental technique in investigation of magnetic materials

Transversal skills

  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Make an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

Lectures with exercises.

Assessment methods

Oral exam.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Others Office hours: appointments can be arranged by email.

Resources

Bibliography

"Magnetism in Condensed Matter Physics", Stephen Blundell (Oxford University Press, 2001)

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Magnetism in materials
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Magnetism in materials
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Magnetism in materials
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Magnetism in materials
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
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