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PHY 439: Magnetic Materials Fundamentals and Applications

Magnetostatics; Introduction, Magnetic poles, Magnetic moment, Magnetic dipoles,Magnetic effects of currents,Magnetization curves and hysteresis loops.
Experimental methods: Field production, Measurement of field strength, Instruments for measuring Magnetization.
Types of magnetism: Diamagnetism and paramagnetism, Ferromagnetism, Antiferromagnetism, Ferrimagnetism.
Magnetic domains: Domain wall structure, Domain wall motion, Magnetization by rotation, Effect of plastic deformation.
Magnetic anisotropy: Anisotropy in cubic crystals, Anisotropy in hexagonal crystals, Shape anisotropy.
Nanostructured Magnetic materials: Amorphous magnets, Single domain versus multidomain behavior, Coercivity of fine particles, Superparamagnetism, Magnetic thin films.
Types of magnetic materials: Soft magnetic materials, Amorphous and nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials, Hard magnetic materials and their applications.
Magnetic materials for applications: Applications of soft and hard magnetic materials,magnetocaloric materials and systems. Magnetic data storage, spin electronics, magnonics.
Magnet-polymer composites for sensing, actuation and self-healing.



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