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Functional material physics - 4PMFPMF4

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 12.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 12.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 2.0


Provide a basic knowledge of magnetic and superconductor functional materials in view their use in various applications.

Contact Liliana PREJBEANU, Gabriel SEYFARTH


Magnetism (12h)

  • classification of magnetic materials
  • magnetic nanostructures
  • characterization techniques
  • spintronic phenomena
  • applications (magnetoresistive sensors, magnetic memories, magnetic recording)
  • problems related to the use of rare earths
  • Superconductors: History, Experimental results, Theoretical aspects, BCStheory, Josephson effects, High temperature Superconductors. The aim of this part of the lecture is to get a basic knowledge of extraordinary properties of superconductors, in view of their possible applications and their fundamental physical properties.


Basics of quantum physics, crystallography and solid state physics

Teaching methods : 24h Theoretical classes (T)
Language : Classes and assessment in English, Bibliography In English.


Semester 7 - The exam is given in english only 

session 1 & session 2 : written exam (1h + 1h)
AUTORISÉE : Notes de cours + copies des transparents + TD + Calculatrice
AUTHORIZED: notes + copy transparent + TD + Calculator

If downlock
session 1 & session 2 :
QCM enligne / MCQ online

50% (magnetism part) + 50% (superconductivity part)

Additional Information

Semester 7 - This course is given in english only EN

Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 7
Curriculum->Internationals Cursus->Semester 7


  • Ashby M.F. & Jones D.R.H.,; Engineering Materials (vol. 1 & vol. 2),Oxford (1998)
  • Wadhawan V.K., Introduction to ferroic materials,Gordon & Breach, (2000)

Magnetic Domains A. Hubert, R. Schäfer (Springer, 1998)
Magnetism (vol. I Fundamentals, vol. II Materials and Applications) edited by E. du Trémontlet de Lacheisserier, D. Gignoux, M. Schlenker (Springer, 2004)
Magnetism and Magnetic Materials J.M.D. Coey (Cambridge University Press, 2010)