Jyväskylä, Finland

Molecular Magnetism

blended course
when 8 August 2022 - 12 August 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC

The topics covered on the course include:
• Molecular magnetism as a field of research,
• System of units
• Magnetic properties of free ions
• Crystal-field theory
• Magnetic anisotropy
• Exchange interaction
• Diamagnetism and paramagnetism
• Magnetic order and phase transitions
• Superparamagnetisim and single-molecule magnets
• Single-chain magnets

Course leader

Lecturer(s): Professor Rodolphe Clérac (TBC), Adjunct Professor Akseli Mansikkämaki (JYU)

Target group

Prerequisites of the course include: Bachelor studies in chemistry; especially transition metal chemistry and introductory quantum mechanics.

Course aim

Learning outcomes:  After the course, the student will understand:
• the history, aims, achievements and challenges of the research field of molecular magnetism
• the basic principles of the quantum-mechanical origin of magnetic properties at molecular level
• what the basic macroscopic magnetic quantities (magnetic field, magnetization and magnetic susceptibility) describe
• how the microscopic molecular properties give rise to the macroscopic magnetic properties
• how molecular magnetic properties depend on the chemical structure of molecules

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation in the Summer School courses is free of charge, but students are responsible for covering their own meals, accommodation and travel costs as well as possible visa costs.


Jyväskylä Summer School is not able to grant Summer School students financial support.