13M061NIN - Nanomagnetism and Nanospintronics

Course specification
Course title Nanomagnetism and Nanospintronics
Acronym 13M061NIN
Study programme
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition no
    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 qubit. Bloch sphere. Spin precession. Two-spin states. Exchange interaction. Magnetism: diamagnetism, paramagnetism, and collective magnetism. Spin-orbit interaction in atoms, semiconductors and nanostructures. Spin relaxation in semiconductors. Spin valve. Giant and tunnel magnetoresistance. Spin transfer torque effect. Spintronic devices.
    Contents of exercises Practice in modeling of magnetic nanostructures and spin transport.
    1. M. Tadić, "Lectures on nanomagnetism and nanospintronics", textbook, 2010.
    2. A. P. Guimaraes, "Principles of Nanomagnetism", Spinger, 2017.
    3. S. Bandyopadhyay, M. Cahay, "Introduction to Spintronics", CRC Press, 2016.
    4. D. J. Griffiths, "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics", Addison-Wesley, 2004.
    5. S. Blundell, "Magnetism in Condensed Matter", Oxford University Press, 2001.
    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 50
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
    Colloquia 50