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XP38MPX Magnetism in Engineering Practice
Roles:S Extent of teaching:2P+2C
Department:13138 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Ripka P. Completion:ZK
Lecturers:Ripka P. Credits:4
Tutors:Ripka P. Semester:Z


Students will be introduced into the magnetic materials, magnetic sensors and engineering magnetism including FEM design and magnetic measurements and testing. The content of this advanced course can be modified according to the students´ needs.

Study targets:

The graduate will be able to design and simulate magnetic circuit, measure its properties, test magnetic materials and magnetic sensors.


Up-to-date ferromagnetic materials and their application Deposition technologies NMR, ESR, and applications Superconductivity, SQUID, applications Magnetic sensors FEM design (basics, 2D and 3D) Superconducting magnetometer and VSM Mössbauer spectroscopy Domains and domain imaging - Kerr microscopy Applications

Course outlines:

1. Advances in magnetic materials 1: permanent magnets, nanocrystalline and amorphous soft magnetic materials
2. Advances in magnetic materials 2: thin films, nanowires, Deposition technologies, annealing
3. Magnetic measurements
4. NMR, ESR and applications
5. superconductivity, SQUID, applications
6. Magnetic sensors
7. FEM design: basics and 2D
8. FEM design: 3D
9. FEM design for AC
10. Superconducting magnetometer and VSM
11. Mössbauer spectroscopy
12. Domains and domain imaging, Kerr microscopy
13. Applications in geophysics, navigation
14. Discussion

Exercises outline:

Concentrated sessions and technical visits to magnetic laboratories. Typical programme:
1. Conventional characterisation techniques: DC
2. SQUID magnetometer
3. Deposition and annealing
4. Fluxgate sensor
5. Calibration techniques
6. FEM design 2D
7. FEM design 3D
8. FEM design 3D: individual work
9. AC measurement techniques
10. Kerr microscopy
11. Field prospection by proton and Overhauser magnetometers
12. Mine locators
13. Field trip to magnetic observatory
14. Reserve


1. Jiles, D.: Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (3rd edition). CRC 2015
2. Ripka, P. (ed.): Magnetic Sensors and Magnetometers, 2nd edition, Artech, Boston, ISBN 1-58053-057-5, 2021
1. Alex Hubert, Rudolf Schäfer: Magnetic Domains: The Analysis of Magnetic Microstructures, Springer 2014
2. S. Tumanski: Handbook of Magnetic Measurements, CRC 2011
3. F. Fiorillo: Characterization and Measurement of Magnetic Materials, Elsevier 2004


Mathematics and physics on engineering level


PhD course


magnetic measurements, magnetic sensors

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
DOKP Common courses S
DOKK Common courses S

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