UCL Spintronics Group



05/2022:  "Reconfigurable Training and Reservoir Computing via Spin-Wave Fingerprinting in an Artificial Spin-Vortex Ice" published in Nature Nanotechnology.
02/2022:  "Observation and control of collective spin-wave mode hybridisation in chevron arrays and square, staircase and brickwork artificial spin ices" published in Phys. Rev. Research. Well done Troy.
01/2022:  "Magnetism, symmetry and spin transport in van der Waals layered systems" published in Nature Rev. Phys.
10/2021:  "Tunable gigahertz dynamics of low-temperature skyrmion lattice in a chiral magnet" published in J. Phys. Condens. Matter. Well done Oscar!
10/2021:  New PhD students (Charlie, Zekun, Tianyi and Supanat) started in our group, be it joining physically present or remotely.
09/2021:  Aakanksha passed her PhD viva (4.5 hours long!) with minor corrections. Many conglaturations Aanaksha and all the very best to your next academic career!
09/2021: "Coupling of microwave photons to topological spin-textures in Cu2OSeO3" published in Phys. Rev. B (Letter).
07/2021: "Spin Transport at the Frontier of Layered Spin-Orbit Coupling and Magnetism" posted on arXiv.
07/2021:  Aakanksha was awarded a Royal Society/JSPS fellowship to work in Japan (Tohoku University). Many congratulations Aakanksha!
07/2021: "Charge Density Waves in Electron-Doped Molybdenum Disulfide" published in Nano Lett.
05/2021: "Reconfigurable magnonic mode-hybridisation and spectral control in a bicomponent artificial spin ice" published in Nature Comm.
02/2021: "Quantum engineering with hybrid magnonics systems and materials” published in IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering.
01/2021: "Growth, strain, and spin-orbit torques in epitaxial Ni-Mn-Sb films sputtered on GaAs" published in Phys. Rev. Mater.
01/2021: "Parity-controlled spin-wave excitations in synthetic antiferromagnets" published in Appl. Phys. Lett.
01/2021: "Spin-orbit coupling suppression and singlet-state blocking of spin-triplet Cooper pairs" published in Science Advances.
12/2020:  Our new PhD studentship funded by UCL-CDT/NPL on 2D topological spin transport will be available for a new PhD starter in 2021.
10/2020:  Our bid for a new, inert environment 2D material transfer system (in EPSRC) was successful and we will expand our research capability!
10/2020:  Troy passed his PhD viva - many conglaturations Troy!
09/2020:  "Tunable magnon-magnon coupling in synthetic antiferromagnets" published in Phys. Rev. B Rapid Communication.
08/2020:  Project student Matthew won the Jackson Lewis Scholarship within UCL Engineering Faculty for his exceptional achievements throughout his UCL time. 
07/2020:  Research highlight "Switching magnetism on and off - leading the way for a new class of nano electronic devices" in EEE website. 
07/2020:  Troy was awarded a JSPS fellowship for his postdoctral career to work in Kyushu University. Many congratulations Troy! 
06/2020:  "Controlling the magnetic anisotropy in Cr2Ge2Te6 by electrostatic gating" published in Nature Electronics. 
04/2020:  Safe passed his PhD viva - many conglaturations Safe!
01/2020:  Prof Chrstian Back joined our group as his sabatical.
11/2019:  "Spin dynamics study in layered van der Waals single-crystal Cr2Ge2Te6" published in Phys. Rev. B. 
09/2019:  Jack started his PhD on an LCN/ISIS studentship.
09/2019:  "Bolometric ferromagnetic resonance techniques for characterising spin-Hall effect at high temperatures" published in JMMM. 
08/2019:  New grant "Spin Physics in Two-Dimensional Layered Ferromagnets" selected for funding by EPSRC. 
08/2019:  "Tunable magnetization dynamics in artificial spin ice via shape anisotropy modification" published in Phys. Rev. B. 
07/2019:  Troy won the best presentation prize in the CDT Advanced Characterisation of Materials Summer Retreat workshop.
04/2019:  "Magnon-photon coupling in the noncollinear magnetic insulator Cu2OSeO3" published in Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communication) and highlighted as Editors' suggestion.
04/2019:  "Abrikosov vortex nucleation and its detrimental effect on superconducting spin pumping in Pt/Nb/Ni80Fe20/Nb/Pt proximity structures" published in Phys. Rev. B.
01/2019:  A trio of Physical Review papers were published from our superconducting spintronics project: "Spin transport parameters of NbN thin films characterised by spin pumping experiments" Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 014406 (2019); "Effect of Meissner screening and trapped magnetic flux on magnetization dynamics in thick Nb/Ni80Fe20/Nb trilayers" Phys. Rev. Applied 11, 014061 (2019); "Exchange-field enhancement of superconducting spin pumping" Phys. Rev. B 99, 024507 (2019).
11/2018:  Safe was awarded the LCN Prize 2018 (PhD student category)! 
10/2018:  Oscar and Dimitrious started their PhDs.
05/2018: "Crystal structure and crystal growth of the polar ferrimagnet CaBaFe4O7"  published in Phys. Rev. Materials.
04/2018:  "Enhanced spin pumping into superconductors provides evidence for superconducting pure spin currents" published in Nature Mater.
12/2017: "Electric power transfer in spin-pumping experiments" published in Appl. Phys. Exp.
09/2017: "Spintronics: Anatomy of spin-orbit torques" published in Nature Nanotech. (News & Views)
09/2017: Aakanksha started her PhD.
03/2017: Konstantinos joined the group!
12/2016: New grant "Spin ice spintronics" from Leverhulme Trust. 
11/2016: "Spin-orbit torques: Going in the right direction" published in Nature Phys. (News & Views).
10/2016: We joined the EPSRC "superconducting spintronics" programme grant.