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Research Themes

The TFM group has a long history and great expertise in the investigation of ultrathin films and micro-/nanometre-scale magnetic structures. A detailed description of individual projects can be found by following the links below.

Spin Transport










Spintransport


Fundamentals









Thin Film Magnetism Fundamentals



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Magnetic mesostructures

Bio Project

 
Co/Cu(001) and Ni/Cu(001) epitaxial films

 
Commercial exploitation

 
Crystallization of Au thin films on Si-based substrates by annealing for self assembly monolayer

 
Ex situ and in situ Brillouin light scattering

 
Fe-semiconductor interface magnetic moments

Polarized neutron reflection studies in continuous films: Fe magnetic moment at a GaAs and InAs semiconductor interface

Ferromagnetic rings

Investigation of the magnetic states and switching processes in ferromagnetic rings.

Functionalization of high critical temperature cuprate superconductors for nanoelectronic devices

 
Global Encoding and Magnetic Characterisation

 
In situ magnetoresistance of nanostructures

Measurement of the tunnelling magnetoresistance in Fe/GaAs nanoclusters for various temperatures (100 - 300 K).

Magnetic Mesostructures

 
Magnetic phase plate for transmission electron microscopy

 
Magnetic Tag Designs: Planar and Pillar Structures

 
Measuring spin-injection and detection

 
Mesoscopic structures

 
Micro and nano magnetic particles in liquid suspension

 
Microfluidic integration - reading in flow

 
Nanogaps and nanocontacts for nanoelectronics

 
Perpendicular anisotropy nanodots

Theoretical/computational and experimental study of high-symmetry stable states in disc-shaped FePt particles.

Previous Projects