2021 Physics of Magnetic Materials

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Graduate major in Physics
Satoh Takuya 
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Course description and aims

Lectures will be given on magnetism, spin, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism.

Student learning outcomes

Students will acquire the knowledge on magnetism, spin, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism, and ferrimagnetism.


Magnetism, spin, diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

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Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Magnetization and magnetic materials Explain magnetization and magnetic materials.
Class 2 Diamagnetism Explain diamagnetism.
Class 3 Paramagnetism Explain paramagnetism.
Class 4 Ferromagnetism Explain ferromagnetism.
Class 5 Ferromagnetic domains Explain ferromagnetic domains.
Class 6 Antiferromagnetism Explain antiferromagnetism.
Class 7 Ferrimagnetism Explain ferrimagnetism.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Nicola A. Spaldin, "Magnetic Materials: Fundamentals and Applications" (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed.)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Stephen Blundell, "Magnetism in Condensed Matter" (Oxford Master Series in Physics)

Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated by questionnaires and reports.

Related courses

  • Quantum Mechanics I
  • Quantum Mechanics II
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics I
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites.

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Contact by e-mail in advance.

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