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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

    Correlated exciton fluctuations in a two-dimensional semiconductor on a metal

    Godiksen, R. H., Wang, S., Raziman, T. V., Guimarães, M. H. D., Gómez Rivas, J. & Curto, A. G., 19 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Nano Letters.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    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

    Black holes on a chip

    Rembert A. Duine (Speaker)
    1 Apr 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Spin currents through insulators

    Rembert A. Duine (Speaker)
    20 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Guide to the future

    Bert Koopmans (Speaker)
    20 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Press / Media

    New theory could change the design of future spintronic circuits

    Rembert A. Duine


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Rembert Duine appointed as Professor of Theory of Nanoscale Systems

    Rembert A. 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

    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