717-3922/02 – Magnetic Properties of Nanostructures (MVN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil PostavaSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil Postava
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGF, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
PIS50 prof. Ing. Jaromír Pištora, CSc.
POS40 doc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil Postava
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Understand principles of applied magnetism of nanostructures and composite materials Analyze magnetic phenomena, methods of magnetic measurement and modern magnetic applications

Teaching methods



Předmět se zabývá aplikovaným magnetizmem nanostruktur a kompozitních materiálů. Důraz je kladen na pochopení jevů, metody jejich zkoumání a jejich aplikace.

Compulsory literature:

CULLITY, B. D. and GRAHAM, C. D.: Introduction to Magnetic Materials, Addison-Wesley, 1972, (2nd ed. Wiley, 2009). BLUNDELL, S., Magnetism in Condensed Matter, Oxford University Press, 2001. O 'HANDLEY, R. C., Modern Magnetic Materials : Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons., 2000. NALWA, H. S., Ed., Magnetic nanostructures, Amer Scientific Pub., California, USA, 2002; CULLITY, B. D.: Introduction to Magnetic Materials, Addison-Wesley, 1972, (2nd ed. Wiley, 2005); O'HANDLEY, R. C.: Modern Magnetic Materials : Principles and Applications, Wiley- Interscience, 1999; HUMMEL, R. E.: Electronic properties of materials, 3rd ed., Springer, 2000; SPALDIN, N. A.: Magnetic Materials, Fundamentals and Device Applications, Cambridge University Press, 2003; JILES, D.: Introduction to magnetism and magnetic materials, CRC Press, 1998.

Recommended literature:

NALWA, H. S., Ed., Magnetic nanostructures, Amer Scientific Pub., California, USA, 2002. COEY, J. M. D, Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Cambridge University Press 2009. BLAND, J. A. C., HEINRICH, B., Eds.: Ultrathin Magnetic Structures I, II, III, IV Springer, Berlin, 1994; HUBERT, A., SCHAFER, R.: Magnetic domains, Springer, Berlin, 1998;

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Thoretical understanding and ability of practical application of magnetic properties of nanostructures.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Content focus: - Magnetic properties of solids - atomic origin of magnetism, temperature dependence magnetic properties of materials, magnetically soft materials based on iron, amorphous alloys, hard magnetic materials, ferrites, magnetic oxides, magnetic semiconductors. - Magnetism of nanostructures - magnetic anisotropy, exchange interaction, energy magnetic dipole anisotropy, magneto-crystalline and magnetoelastic anisotropy, Stoner-Wohlfarthův model for magnetic particles, hysteresis loop, domain structure and magnetic domain in nanosystems, exchange energy, periodic exchange coupling, superparamagnetism, micromagnetic modeling, dynamics of magnetization reversal, the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation. - Experimental methods for studying of magnetic nanostructures - generation of magnetic field, magnetic spectroscopies, vector magnetometry, magnetic microscopy

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  20
        Examination Examination 60  11
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2017/2018 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan

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