Magnetic Materials

Photo of magnetic nanodots, 60 x 200 nm in a regular array.

Future magnetic recording media may take the form of large-area uniform arrays of magnetic nano-dots, fabricated by x-ray interference lithography. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Caroline Ross. Used with permission.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

3.45

As Taught In

Spring 2004

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Magnetostatics
  • Origin of magnetism in materials
  • Magnetic domains and domain walls
  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Reversible and irreversible magnetization processes
  • Hard and soft magnetic materials
  • Magnetic recording

Special topics include magnetism of thin films, surfaces and fine particles; transport in ferromagnets, magnetoresistive sensors, and amorphous magnetic materials.

O’Handley, Robert. 3.45 Magnetic Materials, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/materials-science-and-engineering/3-45-magnetic-materials-spring-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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