The topic for the 2013 European School on Magnetism was Magnetism for Energy - From fundamentals to materials, part of the Series of the European School on Magnetism. The School took place from Feb.25th to Mar.8th 2013 in Cargèse, France.

Like previous editions of ESM, the 2013 School aimed at providing a thorough understanding of magnetism based on a broad series of fundamental lectures, while offering the latest insights into up-to-date aspects of magnetism with lectures focusing on a special topic. The topic proposed in 2013, Magnetism for energy, covered a wide range of phenomena from materials for energy conversion and harvesting, and spintronics for lower-consumption microelectronics. It raised both fundamental issues of condensed matter physics, and opportunities for applications. The detailed topics covered were: basic concepts, magnetism in matter, temperature effects, magnetic characterization, magnetization processes, materials (permanent magnets, magnetostrictive materials, phase change-magnetocaloric and shape-memory, soft), spintronics, devices, industry perspectives.

The School was addressed at young scientists, mainly PhD students and post-docs, both experimentalists and theoreticians. It gathered 19 lecturers and 88 participants coming mainly from Europe, with a few positions open to other countries (Russia, Israel, south America, Japan). It consisted of a ten-day training of lectures, tutorials, practicals and interactive question sessions, provided by prominent scientists active in today's research, and access to a library of magnetism-related books.


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