The understanding of magnetization configurations in nanostructures and nanostructured materials is a prerequisite for all topics in namognetism, either for fundamental studies or implementation in devices.
Dynamics of domain walls The dynamic manipulation of domain walls by means of field or spin-polarized current is a key topic in our team
Nanostructured magnetic materials have many potential applications in devices. We are working on the development of integrated functional materials in collaboration with other academic laboratories, applied research centres and industrial partners.
Analytical modelling and micromagnetic simulation are important and complementary approaches to understand and predict static and dynamic magnetic phenomena widely studied experimentally in our team.
Nanomagnetism is a specific field of magnetism were novel properties may arise from surface/interface effects such as exchange-bias, magnetic surface anisotropy, surface magneto-electric effects. The smaller the nanostructures, the more dominating these effects are.
Artificial arrays of magnetic nanostructures are used in our team to explore new states of matter in geometrically frustrated spin systems and to engineer at will a wide range of two-dimensional topologies in which intriguing phenomena emerge.