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Mark Hoefer

Nano Research Area

  • Nano-Materials & Engineering

Research Summary

Spintronics is an emerging field that harnesses the interaction between electrons’ spin and the magnetization of a film, as opposed to the electrons’ charge in conventional electronics, in order to store and transmit information.  My research in this area involves the study of nanometer-scale nonlinear magnetization waves or spin waves that can be excited by spin currents flowing through magnetic materials.  Current experimental techniques for studying these waves are limited by the small length and time scales involved.  Through the combined use of modeling and analytical/numerical methods, I am helping to develop a mathematical and physical understanding of these complicated, strongly nonlinear structures.  This work may benefit a future generation of spintronic related technology.

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