9360-0170/01 – Magnetic Properties of Nanostructures (MVN)

Gurantor departmentCNT - Nanotechnology CentreCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil PostavaSubject version guarantordoc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil Postava
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMT, 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



The course includes physical principles of applied magnetism thin films and nanostructures. Attention is devoted to understanding of phenomena, investigation methods and applications. It includes magnetic forces, magnetic moment, magnetic materials, magnetic anisotropy, modeling of magnetization reversal, dynamic behavior of magnetic and micromagnetic structures, magnetic domains, magnetic characterization techniques.

Compulsory literature:

BLUNDELL, S., Magnetism in Condensed Matter, Oxford University Press, 2001. O 'HANDLEY, R. C., Modern Magnetic Materials : Principles and Applications, John Wiley & Sons., 2000. CULLITY, B. D.: Introduction to Magnetic Materials, Addison-Wesley, 1972, (2nd ed. Wiley, 2005). HUMMEL, R. E.: Electronic properties of materials, 3rd ed., Springer, 2000. SPALDIN, N. A.: Magnetic Materials, Fundamentals and Device Applications, Cambridge University Press, 2003.

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. JILES, D.: Introduction to magnetism and magnetic materials, CRC Press, 1998.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Preparation of report for particular subject in the field of Thin films and its presentation. Oral Exam.


Other requirements

Knowledge of basic physical methods used in magnetism. Understand principles and applications of magnetic phenomena.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Content focus: 1. Magnetic forces, magnetic field, magnetic moment 2. Magnetic properties of solids - atomic origin of magnetism, temperature dependence magnetic properties of materials 3. Magnetic materials 4. Magnetism of nanostructures - magnetic anisotropy, Stoner-Wohlfarthův model 5. Exchange interaction, energy magnetic dipole anisotropy, magneto-crystalline 6. Magnetoelastic anisotropy, magnetostriction 7. Hysteresis loop, domain structure and magnetic domain in nanosystems 8. Micromagnetic modeling 9. Dynamics of magnetization reversal, the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation 10. Experimental methods for studying of magnetic nanostructures 11. Generation of magnetic field 12. Magnetic spectroscopies, vector magnetometry 13. Magnetic microscopy

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100  51
        Credit Credit  
        Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2020/2021 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2019/2020 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2019/2020 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 2 Optional study plan

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