Title of the course

MM 678: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials


Credit structure

L          T          P          C

6           0          0           6



Pre-requisite, if any




Course content

Magnetic order, Weiss molecuslar field, magnetism in metals and insulators, exchange and superexchange, magnetic anisotropy and magnetostriction, domain and domain walls, magnetic hysteresis and superparamagnetism. Soft and hard magnetic oxides (spinel, garnet, hexaferrite and perovskite), structure properties relations, soft and hard magnetic alloys and their properties, dc, low frequency, RF, microwave and recording applications of oxides and alloys, Colossal magnetoresistance, and Unconventional applications. Synthesis of single crystal, polycrystalline, nano size and amorphous magnetic materials, Specific characterisation techniques for magnetic materials.




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Instructor(s) name

Prof. S.Vittha