Current Students

Pim van Nispen

Master student

Dorris Slapak

Graduated Master student 2016

Mark Lalieu

Graduated Master student 2014

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Juriaan Lucassen

Graduated Master student 2015

Guido Hendriks

Graduated Master student 2016

Rens Raijmakers

Master student

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Teaching and getting students enthousiastic in my research topic makes my day. They are not only an indispensible way of carrying the work forward, their insights, questions and different personalities keep me sharp and human(e).

Research projects run by students under my supervision

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    Thin film BaTiO3

    Optimizing the growth of BaTiO3 using RF sputter deposition.

    In this project Dorris Slapak explored the RF sputter deposition of BaTiO3 concentrating on stoichiometry, crystallography and ferroelectric properties. She graduated in February 2016 and is persuing a career in industry.

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    E-controlled RKKY coupling

    Exploring the effect of a gate voltage on the RKKY coupling.

    In this project Mark Lalieu explored the effect of a gate voltage on the RKKY coupling in ultrathin magnetic layers. The first effects have been observed and will be published soon. He graduated officially in November 2014 and has decided to continue as a PhD student in our group working on ultrafast magnetization dynamics.

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    The spin Hall effect

    Exploring a new way to quantify the SHE through superconducting tunneling spectroscopy.

    Juriaan set out to develop a new way of measuring the spin Hall effect using a technique based on superconductors. He is building a model framework and rebuilding the measurement equipment used for the the sensitive measurements. He graduated in November 2015 and is currently persuing a PhD in our group working on thin film skyrmionics in collaboration with the theory group of Rembert Duine at the Utrecht University.

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    Straintronics

    Synthetic multiferroics

    Guido sets out to build a low power magnetization switching device combining piezo actuators and thin magnetic films with high magnetostriction. He focuses on optimizing the coupling and novel ways to break the switching symmetry to realize full 180 degree magnetization reversal.

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    Magnetic Bubbles

    Quantifying DMI by analysing magnetic bubbles

    Pim sets out to measure the Dzyaloshinkii-Moriya interaction (DMI) in a variety of ultrathin magnetic multilayers. By exploring trends a better understanding of the DMI is expected.

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    E-controlled RKKY coupling #2

    Exploring the effect of a gate voltage on the RKKY coupling part two.

    In this project Rens Raijmakers sets out to explored the effect of a gate voltage on the RKKY coupling in ultrathin magnetic layers. He has taken over the project from Mark Lalieu and is concentrating on efficient data gathering and optimizing the devices.