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CODE 80280
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course Physical Chemistry of Magnetic Materials is a characterizing course of inorganic-physical chemistry curriculum focused on the theoretical and experimental aspects of the physical chemistry of the magnetic materials.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching will provide the student with the basic elements of the physical chemistry of magnetic materials. Through the correlation of morpho-structural features, chemical-physical properties, and synthetic techniques the student will be trained in the design of both massive and nanostructured magnetic materials for specific applications.

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In the framework  of the materials science and technology degree program, the skills acquired in the course are to be considered particularly suitable for the Materials Scientist: Research Specialist profile. On the other hand,  the topic related to the technological applications of permanent magnets provides skills that are also suitable for the profile Materials Scientist: Specialist in Technology

PREREQUISITES

Background in Mathematics, General Physics and general Chemistry is recommended 

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures. Laboratory activity. Classroom attendance is strongly recommended, and it is considered essential to perform experimental activity.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction-units of measurement in magnetism. SI and c.g.s system. Origin of magnetic moment: Orbital magnetic moment and Spin magnetic moment in quantum mechanics. Fundamental states and Hund's Rules. Coupling (Russell-Saunders, jj). Diamagnetism: Origin of diamagnetism; Classification of diamagnetic substances; Pascal's Law of Additivity. Paramagnetism: Treatment according to Langevin's Theory; Treatment according to quantum mechanics (Boltzmann equation and Brillouin function); Curie's law, Curie-Weiss law. Magnetism in transition metal complexes, Valence bond theory,  Crystalline field theory. Paramagnetism of conduction electrons. Ordered magnetic systems: Weiss theory, Heisenberg model, Band model. RKKY theory Ferromagnetism: Stoner-Wohlfart model, Phenomenological aspects. Magnetic anisotropy. Magnetic domains. The hysteresis loop. Saturation induction. Remanence . Coercive field. Antiferromagnetism: Molecular Field Theory, Metamagnetic transitions: first- and second-order transitions. Spin-flop transitions. Spin-flip transitions. Ferrimagnetism: Dependence of M on T and H. the compensation temperature. Molecular field theory in ferrimagnetic systems. Permanent magnets.  Superparamagnetism: Langevin theory applied to superparamagnetic particles. Blocking temperature. Definition of critical radius of superparamagnetic particle. Molecular magnetism: Exchange interactions in organic spin systems. Blaney-Bowers theory. Study of some technological aspects of magnetism. Hard magnets, soft magnets, magnetic steels. Two practical laboratory exercises related to the study of magnetic properties of materials will be offered. The detailed course program will be discuissed with students during the course.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

S. Blundell, Magnetism in condensed matter. Oxford: Oxford Univesity Press, 2001.

J.M.D. Coey, Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2010.

D. Peddis, P. E. Jönsson, S. Laureti, and G. Varvaro, Magnetic interactions: A tool to modify the magnetic properties of materials based on nanoparticles, vol. 6. 2014.

G. Muscas, N. Yaacoub, and D. Peddis, Novel Magnetic Nanostrucures Unique properties and applications. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, 2019.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DAVIDE PEDDIS (President)

SAWSSEN SLIMANI

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The schedule of classes is published @ https://chimica.unige.it/didattica/orari_SC

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination lasts about 1 hour and is conducted in the presence of two professors from the subject area.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

 

The oral examination is conducted by two faculty members and it will take at least 45 minutes. The oral exam aims to test the knowledge of the course subject, and the problem-solving ability of the students.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
02/02/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
16/02/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
22/06/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
20/07/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
21/09/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale