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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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domain wall Physics & Astronomy
Domain walls Chemical Compounds
Magnetoresistance Engineering & Materials Science
magnetization Physics & Astronomy
magnons Physics & Astronomy
organic semiconductors Physics & Astronomy
anisotropy Physics & Astronomy
magnetic fields Physics & Astronomy

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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 2020

Chiral spin structures in ultrathin magnetic films

Ummelen, F. C., 7 Jan 2020, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 223 p.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Open Access
7 Downloads (Pure)

Hannay angles in magnetic dynamics

Rückriegel, A. & Duine, R. A., Jan 2020, In : Annals of Physics. 412, 23 p., 168010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
magnetic domains

A new twist for spin torques in antiferromagnets

Lavrijsen, R., 1 Sep 2019, In : Nature Electronics. 2, 9, p. 372-373 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademicpeer-review


Fluid Spintronics

Rembert Duine (Recipient), 2019

Prize: NWOViciScientific

quantum computers
viscous fluids

NWO RUBICON Award: Shifting Spintronics into the third dimension

Reinoud Lavrijsen (Recipient), 2010

Prize: NWORubiconScientific

NWO Veni Award : Magnetism and electronics layer by layer

M.H. Diniz Guimaraes (Recipient), 2016

Prize: 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

Rembert Duine appointed as Professor of Theory of Nanoscale Systems

Rembert A. Duine


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Faster memory devices in the future?

Henk J.M. Swagten & Reinoud Lavrijsen


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

New interaction between thin film magnets discovered

Henk J.M. Swagten & Reinoud Lavrijsen


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