133.019 E/ Physics of Magnetic Materials
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to comprehend the materials presented in the lecture and to draw conclusions from them, as well as to actively communicate the contents presented during the lecture.

Subject of course

1. Introduction Magnetic terms and definitions, Classification of magnetic materials, Magnetic materials of technical importance 2. Magnetic domains and micromagnetics Contribution to the free energy, Domain walls, Magnetic domain structure, Single-domain and multi-domain particles, Domain wall pinnig, Magnetization processes 3. Permanent magnets Calculation of magnetic circuits, Characteristic parameters, Composition and microstructure, Rare earth permanent magnets, Powdermetallurgical preparation, Applications 4. Magnetic recording Magnetic tapes and disks, Composition and microstructure, Longitudinal and perpendicular recording, Magneto-optical recording, Bubble domains, Future aspects 5. Ferrimagnetic materials Spinel ferrites, Hexagonal ferrites, Orthoferrites, Rare earth garnets 6. Softmagnetic materials Edddy currents, Magnetization reversal losses, Composition and microstructure, Applications 7. Magnetoelasticity

Teaching methods

Distance learning - Virtual Lecture via ZOOM Meeting

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Vorbesprechung: Montag, 4. Oktober 2021, 12:00-13:00 Uhr, via ZOOM-Meeting:



Die virtual lecture will start on Wed, 13.10.2021 and will be held blocked from Nov. 8th until Dec. 7th, 2021.


Wednesday, 13. 10. 2021, 11:00-12:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:


Monday, 08. 11. 2021, 13:00-14:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:


Tuesday, 09. 11. 2021, 13:00-14:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:


Monday, 15. 11. 2021, 13:00-14:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:


Tuesday, 16. 11. 2021, 13:00-14:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:


Monday, 22. 11. 2021, 13:00-14:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:


Tuesday, 23. 11. 2021, 13:00-14:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:


Monday, 29. 11. 2021, 13:00-14:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:

Tuesday, 30. 11. 2021, 13:00-14:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:


Monday, 06. 12. 2021, 13:00-14:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:


Tuesday, 07. 12. 2021, 13:00-14:30, via ZOOM-Meeting:




Examination modalities


Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
29.09.2021 08:00 28.01.2022 22:00 28.01.2022 23:00

Registration modalities

Ort: nach Voranmeldung



Lecture notes for this course are available as download from TISS.

Previous knowledge

Solid State Physics