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Centre for Materials Physics

Electrical & Magnetic Techniques

Single module
Duration: 8 weeks
Assessment: Summative

Contact

Dr Ian Terry: ian.terry@durham.ac.uk

Content

 This course will introduce the student to techniques commonly used to measure the magnetic and electrical properties of materials. Specific topics covered in the course will include a basic introduction to the classes of magnetic and electronic materials and their properties; definitions of measurable quantities and units; magnet design; magnetometers; measuring magnetization, susceptibility, magnetocrystalline anisotropy and magnetostriction; imaging magnetism; electrical contacts and contact configurations; dc and ac measurements; resistivity, Hall effect and magnetoresistance; experimental artefacts in magnetic and electrical data.