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Organization profile

Introduction / mission

We explore novel ways of controlling the electron spin and magnetic textures at the nanoscale for a wide range of applications.

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Organisational profile

Our research aims at the exploration and exploitation of physical phenomena at the nanometer scale by manipulating the spin-dependent and magnetic properties and structure. Focus is on novel concepts that are of potential relevance for future nanoelectronics. Research themes include ultra-high capacity, ultra-fast and energy-efficient solutions for future memory and logic, integrated nanophotonics, magnetic sensors for automotive, high-tech engineered nanosystems, and magnetic nanoparticles for the health domain.

Synergy is gained by combining our complementary expertise in magnetic thin film engineering, spintronics & nanomagnetism, scanning probe techniques and ultrafast laser spectroscopies. The group is well equipped with a rich infrastructure for thin film deposition and for magnetic, structural, transport and (time-resolved) optical characterization. Numerous research grants allowed us to invest significantly in our labs recently. Most equipment, including our unique NanoAccess facility for in-situ nano-fabrication and characterization, is available for external users.

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Maarten Beens, MSc

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

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Anni Cao

Person: OWP : University Teacher / Researcher

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Tunc Ciftci

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

Research Output 1970 2019

Author Correction: Long-range chiral exchange interaction in synthetic antiferromagnets

Han, D. S., Lee, K., Hanke, J. P., Mokrousov, Y., Kim, K. W., Yoo, W., van Hees, Y. L. W., Kim, T. W., Lavrijsen, R., You, C. Y., Swagten, H. J. M., Jung, M. H. & Kläui, M., 25 Jun 2019, In : Nature Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Exchange interactions

Boosting the performance of WO3/n-Si heterostructures for photoelectrochemical water splitting: from the role of Si to interface engineering

Zhao, Y., Brocks, G., Genuit, H., Lavrijsen, R., Verheijen, M. A. & Bieberle-Hütter, A., 7 Jun 2019, In : Advanced Energy Materials. 1900940

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Current-controlled propagation of spin waves in antiparallel, coupled domains

Liu, C., Wu, S., Zhang, J., Chen, J., Ding, J., Ma, J., Zhang, Y., Sun, Y., Tu, S., Wang, H., Liu, P., Li, C., Jiang, Y., Gao, P., Yu, D., Xiao, J., Duine, R., Wu, M., Nan, C. W., Zhang, J. & 1 othersYu, H., 22 Apr 2019, In : Nature Nanotechnology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Spin waves
low frequencies


Fluid Spintronics

Rembert Duine (Recipient), 2019

Recognition: NWOViciScientific

quantum computers
viscous fluids

NWO RUBICON Award: Shifting Spintronics into the third dimension

Reinoud Lavrijsen (Recipient), 2010

Recognition: NWORubiconScientific

NWO Veni Award : Magnetism and electronics layer by layer

Marcos Diniz Guimaraes (Recipient), 2016

Recognition: NWOVeniScientific

Electronic equipment
Hard disk storage
Nanostructured materials
Magnetic properties

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Publication peer-review

Nanoscale (Journal)

A. Cao (Editorial board member), Xueying Zhang (Editorial board member), B. Koopmans (Editorial board member), Shouzhong Peng (Editorial board member), Yu Zhang (Editorial board member), Zilu Wang (Editorial board member), Shaohua Yan (Editorial board member), Hongxin Yang (Editorial board member), Weisheng Zhao (Editorial board member)
28 May 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Physics@Veldhoven 2018

Reinoud Lavrijsen (Participant)
24 Jan 201825 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Press / Media

Vici grant for research into fluid electronics

Rembert Duine


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Researchers demo rust-based magnon spintronics

Rembert Duine


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Research areas

Nanofabrication & Thin-Film Engineering

Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Novel Spin Concepts & Nanoelectronics

Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Ultrafast Magnetic Control and Integrated Photonics

Rianne Sanders (Content manager)

Impact: Research Topic/Theme (at group level)

Student theses

Interlaagkoppeling en dusting lagen in tunneljuncties

Author: Hoex, B., 2000

Supervisor: LeClair, P. R. (Supervisor 1) & Swagten, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor


Magnetic claddings for photonic integrated circuits

Author: van Hees, Y., 2018

Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1) & van der Tol, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Magnetic tunnel junctions : crystal structure and magnetic tunneling and spin filtering with EuS

Author: van de Vin, C., 31 Oct 2001

Supervisor: LeClair, P. R. (Supervisor 1) & Swagten, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master