Magnetic Phenomena At Macro-, Micro- and Nanoscales (MA030219)


Course Memo

Objectives of this course are as follows: the mastery of the fundamental concepts, laws, experimental results and theories of the rapidly developing field of spintronics. Spintronics involves study of active control and manipulation of spin degrees of freedom in solid-state systems. The primary focus of the course is on basic physical principles underlying the generation of carrier spin polarization, spin-polarized transport in metals, semiconductors and insulators, spin dynamics and control of magnetization. The basic principles are illustrated by direct calculations in the framework of simple and transparent physical models. A number of problems are suggested for individual work followed by subsequent group discussions.