This lecture course is available during the spring semester (S1) of 2023

The lectures are held in a hybrid format, partly in-person and online (Zoom). The lecture time is Monday 13:00-14:45. Lectures are currently scheduled for the following dates: Apr. 10, Apr. 17, Apr 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, and May 22.

These dates may change. Any changes will be announced at the lectures and also shown on this web page.

To participate in the Zoom lectures, check for the lecture ID and password in UTAS.
If you cannot access UTAS, send email to and ask for the Zoom ID and password. The Zoom room opens at 12:55 pm, lecture starts at 1pm.

The on-line lecture notes are only available to those attending this lecture course.

Login is possible only if you registered your student ID in UTAS.

If you wish to listen to the lecture, but don't want to register in UTAS, send me email with your name and student ID.

You need to log in to access the lecture notes.
When asked for a user name, enter your student ID number.
You do not need a password.

Suggested reading

  1. Transition Metal Oxides: An Introduction to Their Electronic Structure and Properties, P. A. Cox, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1995, ISBN 0 19 855925 9
  2. Transition Metal Oxides: Structure, Properties, and Synthesis of Ceramic Oxides, C. N. R. Rao, B. Raveau, Wiley, New York, 1998, ISBN 0-471-18971-5
  3. Magnetism in Condensed Matter, S. Blundell, Oxford University Press, 2001, ISBN 0 19 850591 4, ISBN 0 19 850592 2

Course grading

The final grade for the course is determined based on attendance and the final report. Since the purpose of this lecture course is, in part, to practice English, attendance is important. Attendance counts for 50% of the total points.

Report deadline

The reports must be submitted in June as a PDF file sent to my email Report subjects are posted on the lecture notes page, which you can access after logging in.