Magnetism and Spintronics

This course is part of the degree programme in Physics

General information

CourseMagnetism and Spintronics
Credits 6
Professor prof. Marco AFFRONTE

Brief content description

Knowledge and understanding: The course aims at providing the fundamentals of Magnetism: a) classical and quantum description to magnetic moments and their features; b) description of long range magnetic order and of magnetic phenomena at the nanoscale and at molecular and atomic level. Basic experimental techniques and theoretical tools for understanding Magnetism will be illustrated. The second part of the course is devoted to magnetic memories and logic magnetic devices. Applying knowledge and understanding: The Physics of magnetic systems is proposed as prototypical for understanding: a) long range order; b) phenomena at the nanoscale, c) quantum states and interactions. Fundamentals on Magnetism is finalized to understand the functioning of magnetic memories, spintronic devices, quantum computation. Making judgments: At the end of the course the student will be able to recognize on their own description of magnetic phenomena, magnetic memories and spintronic devices. Communication skills: At the end of the course the student will be able to report orally on the arguments presented in the course with a technical English. Learning skills: The study, carried out on transparencies and texts in English language, will enable the development of skills of independent learning and exploration of topical arguments in magnetism and spintronics.

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