13M061NIN - Nanomagnetism and Nanospintronics

Course specification
Course title Nanomagnetism and Nanospintronics
Acronym 13M061NIN
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition none
    The goal Introduce students to magnetic interactions and phenomena in magnetic materials and nanostructures. Gaining knowledge in the theory of spin transport in nanostructures.
    The outcome Acquiring skills for modeling spin transport effects in magnetic nanostructures and spintronic devices.
    Contents of lectures Dirac’s theory of spin. Spin-orbit interaction. States of two spins: spin singlet and spin triplet. Exchange interaction. Magnetism: diamagnetism, paramagnetism, and collective magnetism. Spin-orbit interaction in semiconductors. Spin relaxation in semiconductors. Spin Hall effect. Spin valve. Spin transfer torque. Spintronic devices. Bloch sphere. Spin qubit.
    Contents of exercises Practice in modeling of magnetic nanostructures and spin transport.
    1. M. Tadić, "Lectures on nanomagnetism and nanospintronics", textbook, 2010.
    2. S. Blundell, "Magnetism in Condensed Matter", Oxford University Press, 2001.
    3. S. Bandyopadhyay, M. Cahay, "Introduction to Spintronics", CRC Press, 2008.
    4. J. Xia, W. Ge, K. Chang, "Semiconductor Spintronics", World Scientific, 2012.
    5. D. J. Griffiths, "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics", Addison-Wesley, 2004.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 1
    Methods of teaching lectures, problem-solving classes, demonstrations
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 40
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
    Colloquia 40
    Seminars 20