480-6015/02 – Magnetism in Solids (MPL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří LuňáčekSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGF, USP, FEIIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LUN10 prof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček
ZIV01 doc. Ing. Ondřej Životský, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The lecture deals with the phenomenological description and the basics of quantum description of magnetism in solids. In the introduction it gives an overview of the origin of magnetism and the basic magnetic arrangement in the materials. It also deals with the description of interactions in magnetic materials, magnetic domains and magnetic hysteresis. The last part deals with the introduction to nanomaterials magnetism.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


The course extends the area studied in the course Physics and Chemistry of Solids and extends it to the field of magnetic materials, which are important in practice.

Compulsory literature:

J.M.D. Coey, Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Cambridge University Press (2010). K. M. Krishnan, Fundamentals and Applications of Magnetic materials, Oxford Univ. Press (2016) A. P. Guimaraes, Principles of Nanomagnesism, Springer, 2nd edition, 2017

Recommended literature:

P. Mohn, Magnetism in the Solid State, Springer (2006). J. Stohr, H.C. Siegmann, Magnetism: from Fundamentals to Nanoscale Dynamics, Springer (2006).

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Assignment and elaboration of research on a given topic, close to the dissertation.



Other requirements

Individual study of English written literature.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
480-8671 FCHPL Solid State Physics and Chemistry Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1) ORIGIN OF THE MAGNETISM IN MATERIALS – GENERAL DESCRIPTION Magnetic moment – origin 2) BASIC MAGNETIC ARRANGEMENT – OVERVIEW Diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism and ferrimagnetism 3) BASIC MAGNETIC ARRANGEMENT – DESCRIPTION Classical resp. semi-quantum theory of diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism and ferrimagnetism 4) INTERACTIONS IN MAGNETIC MATERIALS Origin, exchange interactions, magnetostatic energy, magnetic anisotropy, magnetoelastic energy and magnetostriction 5) MAGNETIC DOMAINS Single and multidimensional particles, domain walls, critical parameters, wall movement 6) MAGNETIC HYSTERESIS Hysteresis loop, parameters, influences 7) MAGNETISM OF NANOMATERIALS Single-domain particles, Stoner-Wohlfarth model, superparamagnetism, spin bending, interparticle interactions, collective magnetic excitations, surface effects of magnetic nanoparticle, thin films and multilayers

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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2020/2021 (P0533D110006) Applied Physics K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (P0533D110006) Applied Physics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0533D110006) Applied Physics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0533D110006) Applied Physics K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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