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“If a magnetic layer is smaller than the thickness of an atom can you still call it a layer and is it magnetic? Let me wrap my head around that!”

Research profile

Reinoud Lavrijsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include nanomagnetism and spintronics. Reinoud’s research currently focuses on making the switching of nanomagnets energy efficient by combining different emerging physical principles in a single device. Fundamentally, this opens many exciting research opportunities, such as the complex interplay between the driving forces.

Specifically, the group is currently studying unexplored territories of spintronics; control of magnetization-dynamics by using synthetic-multiferroic-heterostructures. Reinoud’s objective is to obtain full control over the magnetization-dynamics of a (nano-) magnet without using magnetic fields. This is expected to result in a novel way of power-efficient and fast-coherent-control of magnetization. The potential for creating commercial devices (memory, data-storage, logic) is huge and may create new paradigms in the fundamentals of the underlying physics by new ways of probing competing interactions in a cleverly chosen, simple materials/device system.

Academic background

Reinoud Lavrijsen obtained his MSc and PhD Applied Physics from TU/e. He has worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Cavendish Laboratory (Physics Department of the University of Cambridge) in the Thin Film Magnetism group, followed by an appointment as Research fellow with a personal Rubicon fellowship from NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research). This was followed by a position as research fellow at TU/e with personal VENI fellowship from NWO.

Reinoud has authored or co-authored of 43 publications (h-index: 15) and has been invited to speak at major international conferences and to chair sessions. He also regularly acts as a referee for Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Physics D, Journal of Applied Physics and has chaired sessions at international conferences such as MMM/Intermag.

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Research Output

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.

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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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  • A new twist for spin torques in antiferromagnets

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

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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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    NWO RUBICON Award: Shifting Spintronics into the third dimension

    Reinoud Lavrijsen (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: NWORubiconScientific

  • Activities

    • 1 Conference
    • 1 Contributed talk

    Field dependence of time-resolved all-optical switching in Co/Gd bilayers

    Bert Koopmans (Speaker), Mark J.G. Peeters (Member), Yannick Maarten van Ballegooie (Member), Maarten Beens (Member), Reinoud Lavrijsen (Member)
    24 Aug 201929 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Physics@Veldhoven 2018

    Reinoud Lavrijsen (Participant)
    24 Jan 201825 Jan 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific


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    Student theses

    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


    Capture and release of superparamagnetic beads using a thin magnetic film

    Author: van Tongeren, J. A., 2019

    Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Domain wall motion in perpendicularly magnetized ultrathin Pt/CoFeB/Pt films

    Author: Franken, J., 28 Feb 2010

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

    Student thesis: Master


    Electron beam induced deposition of iron: exploring the surface processes governing EBID

    Author: Beljaars, M., 31 Aug 2008

    Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1), Swagten, H. (Supervisor 2), Koopmans, B. (Supervisor 2) & Mulders, J. (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master


    Ga+ irradiation for zero-field skyrmion stabilization: towards imaging skyrmions with SEMPA

    Author: van der Jagt, J., 2019

    Supervisor: Lavrijsen, R. (Supervisor 1) & Meijer, M. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master