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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

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50.64.21.C0573 Gaithersburg, MD

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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.

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
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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