3.45 Magnetic Materials

As taught in: Spring 2004

Photo of magnetic nanodots, 60 x 200 nm in a regular array.

Future magnetic recording media may take the form of large-area uniform arrays of magnetic nano-dots, fabricated by x-ray interference lithography. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Caroline Ross. Used with permission.)




Dr. Robert O’Handley

Course Features

Course Description

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Magnetostatics
  • Origin of magnetism in materials
  • Magnetic domains and domain walls
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Reversible and irreversible magnetization processes
  • Hard and soft magnetic materials
  • Magnetic recording

Special topics include magnetism of thin films, surfaces and fine particles; transport in ferromagnets, magnetoresistive sensors, and amorphous magnetic materials.