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Our research themes are focused on physical phenomena resulting from the interactions between magnetic, electronic and lattice degrees of freedom in lithographically defined and self-assembled nanostructures. Examples of research currently pursued in our lab include spin currents and spin angular momentum transfer in ferromagnetic nanostructures, magnetization dynamics of nanoscale ferromagnets, tunneling magnetoresistance in magnetic tunnel junctions, proximity effect in ferromagnet/superconductor systems, domain wall motion in ferromagnetic nanowires, and non-equilibrium magnetic phase transitions driven by spin-polarized current.
Our research relies on design and development of new nanoscale electronic devices using state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques, which involves growth of thin films and multilayers using ultra high vacuum deposition tools. Experimental measurements of electronic processes in these nanoscale devices are typically carried out with sub-nanosecond time resolution at cryogenic temperatures.
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