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.)
This course will cover the following topics:
Origin of magnetism in materials
Magnetic domains and domain walls
Reversible and irreversible magnetization processes
Hard and soft magnetic materials
Special topics include magnetism of thin films, surfaces and fine particles; transport in ferromagnets, magnetoresistive sensors, and amorphous magnetic materials.