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Magnetic Hybrid Materials for Flexible Electronics

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B7476 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Lau, June W june.lau@nist.gov 301.975.5711

Description

Thin-film materials have magnetic properties fluctuations resulting from intrinsic (e.g., grain boundaries, texture, void, and vacancies) and extrinsic inhomogeneities (e.g., edge roughness, size distribution, and other fabrication-line induced non-uniformity). These inhomogeneities present a major hurdle towards the commercialization of devices based on magnetic nanostructures because the desired magnetic properties will inevitably vary with some distribution.

The goal of this program is to understand how both intrinsic and extrinsic inhomogeneities affect uniformity in magnetic properties such as coercive fields and magnetoresistance in magnetic nanostructures. Core competences of this program include nanostructure fabrication in our 18,000 square foot clean room, magnetic property measurements with our various magnetometers including a Quantum Design SQUID-VSM, materials characterization in wide array of electron microscopes including an FEI Titan, and micromagnetics modeling based on OOMMF. Since we are a dynamic and evolving program, applicants sharing our core competence as well as applicants with more a diverse background are encouraged to apply.

 

Keywords:
Magnetism; Hybrid material interfaces; Flexible and printed electronics;

Eligibility

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