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Introduction / mission
We explore novel ways of controlling the electron spin and magnetic textures at the nanoscale for a wide range of applications.
TAMING THE ELECTRON SPIN IN NANODEVICES
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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Grzybowski, M. J., Schippers, C. F., Bal, M. E., Rubi, K., Zeitler, U., Foltyn, M., Koopmans, B. & Swagten, H. J. M., 21 Mar 2022, In: Applied Physics Letters. 120, 12, 4 p., 122405.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review
Femtosecond laser-assisted switching in perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions with double-interface free layerWang, L., Cai, W., Cao, K., Shi, K., Koopmans, B. & Zhao, W., Apr 2022, In: SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences. 65, 4, 7 p., 142403.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-review1 Downloads (Pure)
Field-free spin orbit torque switching of synthetic antiferromagnet through interlayer Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactionWang, Z., Li, P., Yao, Y., van Hees, Y. L. W., Schippers, C. F., Lavrijsen, R., Fert, A., Zhao, W. S. & Koopmans, B., 10 May 2022, In: arXiv. 2022, 27 p., 2205.04740.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › AcademicOpen AccessFile
Lavrijsen, Reinoud (Recipient), 2010
Prize: NWO › Rubicon › Scientific
Diniz Guimaraes, M. H. (Recipient), 2016
Prize: NWO › Veni › Scientific
Bert Koopmans (Invited speaker)20 Nov 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk › Scientific
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