402-0536-00L  Ferromagnetism: From Thin Films to Spintronics

SemesterSpring Semester 2015
LecturersR. Allenspach
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractFerromagnetism: from Thin Films to Spintronics
ObjectiveKnowing the most important concepts and applications of ferromagnetism, in particular on the nanoscale (thin films, small structures). Being able to read and understand scientific articles at the front of research in this area. Learn to know how and why a hard disk functions. Learn to condense and present the results of a research articles so that the colleagues understand.
ContentShort revisit of some fundamental terms from the "Fundamental Aspects of Magnetism" lecture.
Magnetization curves, magnetic domains, magnetic anisotropy; novel effects in ultrathin magnetic films and multilayers: interlayer exchange, spin transport; magnetization dynamics, spin precession.
Applications: Magnetic data storage, magnetic memories, spin-based electronics, also called spintronics.
Lecture notesScript will be handed out. Script is in English.
Prerequisites / NoticeLanguage: English, or German if all students agree.