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1987 …2020

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Henk Swagten is a full-time professor within the group Physics of Nanostructures (FNA) at the Applied Physics department of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).  His areas of expertise include materials technology, nanotechnology atomic physics and molecular physics. Henk Swagten investigates the emerging field of layered magnetic structures and spin-based electronics, in short 'spintronics'. The study of new magnetic and electrical phenomena, often in close relation to the industrial application in electronic 'devices', is central to his research.  With a VICI grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) Henk has set out research lines in the area of spin transport in semiconductors, new materials for magneto resistance, scanning tunneling microscopy for magnetic surfaces and nanostructuring of spin-based electronics. 

Academic background

Henk Swagten obtained his PhD with honors in the group Cooperative Phenomena group of the Faculty of Applied Physics at TU/e. For his doctoral research (1987-1990), and as a fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), he has carried out experimental research into ordering phenomena and interactions in magnetic semiconducting materials. For this purpose, he worked at the University of Notre Dame in 1991.  In addition to his position at TU/e, Henk is Editor in Chief of NTVN (Nederlands Tijschrift voor Natuurkunde), a publication of the Netherlands Physics Society.

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Extraction of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction from propagating spin waves

Lucassen, J., Schippers, C. F., Verheijen, M. A., Fritsch, P., Geluk, E. J., Barcones Campo, B., Duine, R. A., Wurmehl, S., Swagten, H. J. M., Koopmans, B. & Lavrijsen, R., 28 Feb 2020, In : Physical Review B. 101, 6, 6 p., 064432.

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Magnetic Chirality Controlled by the Interlayer Exchange Interaction

Meijer, M. J., Lucassen, J., Kurnosikov, O., Swagten, H. J. M., Koopmans, B., Kloodt-Twesten, F., Frömter, R., Duine, R. A. & Lavrijsen, R., 22 May 2020, In : Physical Review Letters. 124, 20, p. 207203 6 p., 207203.

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    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. 18, p. 905 1 p.

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    Controlling skyrmion bubble confinement by dipolar interactions

    Ummelen, F. C., Lichtenberg, T., Swagten, H. J. M. & Koopmans, B., 2 Sep 2019, In : Applied Physics Letters. 115, 10, 5 p., 102402.

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    Student theses

    A new route towards synchronous domain wall motion: studying precession torque effects in nanostrips with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy

    Author: Ummelen, F., 31 Aug 2014

    Supervisor: Swagten, H. (Supervisor 1) & Kim, J. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master


    A new spin on magnetic memory: spin-orbit torques in Pt/Co/(Pt/AlOx)

    Author: Cortenbach, J., 30 Nov 2012

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

    Student thesis: Master


    Anneal-experimenten met magnetische tunneljuncties

    Author: van Luytelaar, H., 2000

    Supervisor: Swagten, H. (Supervisor 1), Gillies, M. (External person) (External coach) & Kuiper, A. (External coach)

    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


    Asymmetric propagation of surface spin waves in Co/Pt multilayers

    Author: Rutten, L., 2017

    Supervisor: Han, D. (Supervisor 1), Lucassen, J. (Supervisor 2) & Swagten, H. J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master