Course Outline

1. Magnetostatics • classical versus quantum mechanical picture • dipolar and exchange interactions
2. Magnetic measurements
3. Magnetic ordering- diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism etc...
4. Crystal field environments
5. Magnetic Anisotropy and Magnetostriction
6. Magnetization Processes- magnetization rotation, domain wall displacement, ferromagnetic resonance etc….
7. Magnetism in 3d transition metals, rare metals and ferrimagnetic oxides, organic and molecular magnets
8. Experimental Techniques- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) sensing, neutron diffraction
9. Permanent Magnets
10. Magnetoelectronic Devices
11. Magnetic memory • recording media- longitudinal, perpendicular and patterned • inductive, magnetoresistive, magneto-optic detection • random access memory- bubble memory, tunnel junction MRAM
12. Spin Glasses
13. Biomagnetism and magnetic nanoparticles in suspension