I. Introduction (slides)


II. Short review of magnetism in free atoms (slides)

  • Hamiltonian of atoms in an external magnetic field
  • Perturbation theory for treating effects of B-field
  • Larmor diamagnetism
  • Paramagnetism of free atoms, Curie law
  • Van Vleck paramagnetism
  • Spin-orbit coupling
  • Hund's rules
  • Hyperfine interaction


III. Cooperative phenomena (slides)


IV. Atoms in crystalline environment (slides)


V. A very brief glance on magnetoresistive effects and spinelectronic devices (slides)


Micro- and Nanomagnetism: See the Nanoscience lecture