Magnetic properties of metallic materials and nanomaterials
ECTS Credits : 2
Duration : 21 hours
Semester : S8
Person(s) in charge:
Stéphane MANGIN, Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Keywords:Magnetic properties of metals and nanomaterials
General objective :
Magnetic properties of metals and nanomaterials
Program and Contents:
The study of magnetic properties has attracted a lot of interest in the last thirty years owing to their fundamental interest and technological applications. In particular, when the size of the materials is reduced down to the nanometer scale, new properties appear, giving rise to nanomagnetism and spintronics. The importance of such phenomena has been recognized in the 2007Nobel Prize. These properties found new applications in magnetic hard disks, magnetic memories (MRAM), field sensors, micro-wave sources or logic circuits and so much more. These developments are supported by large industries such as IBM, Hitachi Seagate, or Toshiba which are heavily investing in Research and Development.
This course will cover several topics related to magnetism in nanodimensions, starting from the basics. Special attention will be given to the formation of magnetic moments as well as the origin of the various interactions at stake in a magnetic nano object.
A) Origin of magnetism
B) Magnetic configuration and nanomagnetism
C) Specific properties
Description and operational verbs
The origin of magnetism
The fundamental interactions responsible for the magnetic properties of materials
Describe the main magnetic interactions
|The large variety of applications ranging from the compass to hard disks|
Have basic knowledge in optoelectronics.
Combination of a short written report, a 15-minute oral presentation on a selected subject, personal work during the semester, and a final written test
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