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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

    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

    Deterministic all-optical magnetization writing facilitated by non-local transfer of spin angular momentum

    Hees, Y. L. W. V., Meugheuvel, P. V. D., Koopmans, B. & Lavrijsen, R., 24 Jan 2020, In : arXiv. 2001.09033v1.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

    Open Access
  • Enhanced interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions in annealed Pt/Co/MgO structures

    Cao, A., Chen, R., Wang, X., Zhang, X., Lu, S., Yan, S., Koopmans, B. & Zhao, W., 10 Apr 2020, In : Nanotechnology. 31, 15, 7 p., 155705.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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    Fluid Spintronics

    Rembert Duine (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: NWOViciScientific

  • 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

  • Activities

    • 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

    AFM assisted nanomanipulation

    Author: Muller, C., 2019

    Supervisor: Ciftci, T. (Supervisor 1) & Kurnosikov, O. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    All-optical switching in Co/Pt magnetic dots

    Author: Evers, S., 2018

    Supervisor: Peeters, M. J. (Supervisor 1) & Koopmans, B. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Asymmetric bubble expansion: investigating the thickness dependence

    Author: van Nispen, P. J., 2017

    Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1) & Swagten, H. J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master