NFYK13015U Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
MSc Programme in Physics
MSc Programme in Nanoscience
This course is an introduction to current experimental techniques to study magnetism in materials: magnetisation and susceptibility, Mössbauer spectroscopy, NMR, muon spin resonance, and neutron scattering. The physical basis of the techniques and typical data and examples are presented. The course contains one project, based upon laboratory work or analysis of data taken elsewhere.
The student should be able to
- Describe the principles in a series of magnetic measurement techniques including magnetization, susceptibility, Mossbauer spectroscopy, NMR, muon spin ressonance, and neutron scattering
- Describe the theoretical background for medical MR imaging
- Explain the magnetic properties of selected materials, e.g. nanoparticles
The course gives an introduction to selected experimental techniques for studying magnetic materials, currently used by research groups in the Copenhagen area. The course will comprise the topics:
- Bulk magnetic measurement techniques: magnetisation and susceptibility
- Mossbauer spectroscopy
- NMR, including MR imaging
- Muon spin resonance
- Magnetic neutron scattering.
This course will provide the students with a background for further experimental studies within this research field, e.g. further courses, or a M.Sc. project.
In addition, the student will learn how to connect theoretical models and experimental methods.
See Absalon for final course material. The following is an example of expected course litterature.
S. Blundell, Magnetism in condensed matter, Oxford
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 25 minWithout preparation time
- Exam registration requirements
One project report
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
More internal examiners
Same as ordinary exam. Please contact the course responsible in order to make a new project, if the project report was not apporved during the course. The project report should be handed ind no later than 2 weeks before the re-exam date.
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome
- Project work
- Theory exercises