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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Spin-orbit Phenomena in Magnetic Thin Films Coupled with Low-Dimensional Materials for Spintronics


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.C0573 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Albert Davydov 301.975.4916


We are measuring the dynamic properties of continuous magnetic thin films integrated with low-dimensional materials to advance testbeds for ultralow energy-delay product spintronic devices that result from the spin-orbit interaction. We are interested in understanding the strength and direction of spin-orbit torques at interfaces between ferromagnets (FM) and two-dimensional (2D) materials and how SOT relates to the interfacial properties of the heterostructure. FM/2D heterostructures are fabricated with our 2D and Quantum Materials Foundry and the Magnetic Engineering Research Facility as well as a fully equipped nanofab that includes a state-of-the-art e-beam lithography and heterostructure stacking tools. Material characterization is performed with x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, various magnetometers, magnetic domain imaging and ferromagnetic resonance spectroscopy.

key words
Spintronics; Spin-orbitronics; low-dimensional materials; topological insulators; Magneto-optics; Ferromagnetic resonance


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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