Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

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

Course Content

Magnetic moments in solids, magnetic interaction, 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 and lab exercise.


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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 10314
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Wed 13-17

7.500,00 DKK