2020 - Magnetic Nanoparticles: Fundamentals and Applications
Lecture: Video lectures, starting April 21st
Seminar: Every Wednesday or Friday, 09.15 - 10.00h, starting April 29th or May 15th, video conference; day will be fixed after online survey
Online office hour: Tuesday, 09.30 - 10.30h, and upon request
Content: After an introduction to nanomagnetism and its occurence in nature, this lecture
will give an overview of recent research on today’s and future applications e.g. in medical theranostics,
environmental care, and technology. In more detail, it will cover the following topics:
- Superparamagnetism and magnetic relaxation
- Biomagnetism and magnetoreception
- Targeted drug delivery and hyperthermia cancer treatment
- Water purification
- High-density data storage devices
Access: Video lectures, lecture notes as well as the link to the online seminar, further material, and organisational details will be provided online via Blackboard:
→ Lecture and seminar on Blackboard
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Target Group: Students in the Master course “Physics”. Basic knowledge in solid state physics
and quantum mechanics is required on a Bachelor-degree level. A bief review of the basics of magnetism will be
given in the lecture. The lecture and accompanying practise seminar constitute the module “Modern Methods in
Experimental Physics A”.
Credit points: 5 ECTS points
Lecture: Lectures comprise of a weekly video lecture, which is uploaded Monday evening at
latest and is accompanied by a short online test with comprehensive questions and 1-2 exercises, which will be
discussed in the practise seminar (see below). The purpose of the online test is (i)
students can easily check their learning progress by themselves and (ii) the lecturer will see if more
explanations or help is needed and can react accordingly. Online tests do not enter the grade in any form.
Practise seminar: Active participation in the online discussions is obligatory, which implies regular
attendance to the online seminar. Solutions of exercises are presented by the students, comprehensive questions of
the weekly online test as well as from online forum are discussed. Successful completion of the whole module includes, in addition, passing the examination.
Examinations: Depending on the measures against the novel Corona virus, there will be either a written exam
on July 14th (day of the last lecture), 8.30h - 10.00h or 30-minutes oral exams via video conference. More details will
be announced later on Blackboard.