Single-Course English 10 ECTS

Magnetism and Magnetic Materials – with project

Overall Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to give the student a broad knowledge of magnetism and magnetic materials and related experimental techniques.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe why materials have magnetic moments
  • Describe why and how magnetic moments in materials interact
  • Calculate the magnetic response of a magnetic material to an external magnetic field
  • Describe and visualize the different types of magnetically ordered structures (ferro-, antiferro-, and ferrimagnets)
  • Calculate the magnetic phase transition temperature in the mean field model
  • Derive an expression for magnetic excitations (spin waves)
  • Explain formation of magnetic domains and single-domain properties
  • Explain the particular magnetic properties of nanoparticles and thin films
  • Describe the principles in a series of magnetic measurement techniques: magnetometry magnetic imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), neutron scattering
  • Do an in-depth study equivalent of 5 ECTS points on magnetism and magnetic materials using one of the topics/techniques presented in the course. The project may be experimental or theoretical

Course Content

Magnetic moments in solids, magnetic interactions, magnetic ordering, ferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism and antiferromagnetism, magnetic model systems, magnetic domains, spin waves, magnetic nanostructures, magnetic materials, NMR, magnetization measurements, neutron scattering, magnetic imaging.

Recommended prerequisites

10036/10102/10303, or equivalent courses

Teaching Method

Lectures, problem solving, lab exercises and project work.


Limited number of seats

Maximum: 12.

Please be aware that this course has a limited number of seats available. If there are too many applicants, a pool will be created for the remainder of the qualified applicants, and they will be selected at random. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether you have been allocated a spot.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 10315
Course type Candidate

15.000,00 DKK

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