PHYS-745 / 4 crédits

Enseignant(s): Ansermet Jean-Philippe, Invited lecturers (see below)

Langue: Anglais

Remark: Next time: Fall


Every year


The course is conceived in the perspective of understanding the fundamentals of spintronics. This implies learning about magnetism at the quantum mechanical level, mechanisms for spin relaxation and spin transport, including Berry phase. Various forms of magnetic resonance are presented.



The format of the course is ex cathedra classes followed by a presentation by one of the participant. Participants will be challenged to understand and explain the details of a recent paper, using the course material and more.


exchange, RKKY, DM, Rashba splitting, magnetic anisotropies, spin relaxation, spin-dependent transport, magnetic resonance, spin waves

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

2 semester of quantum mechanics, 1 semester solid state physics, 2 semesters statistical physics.

Recommended courses

Quantum mechanics

Prof. D. Grundler's course on magnetism

Learning Outcomes

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

  • o conceive new experiments in the field of spintronics and magnetic resonance.

Expected student activities

to be able to understand recent research on spintronics or magnetic resonance



Lecture notes (500+ pages, 1000+ references)


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Dans les plans d'études

  • Forme de l'examen: Exposé (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Spin Dynamics
  • Cours: 28 Heure(s)
  • Exercices: 28 Heure(s)
  • Type: optionnel

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