Beach Group

Laboratory for Nanomagnetism and Spin Dynamics

News

September 2014

  • Uwe defended his thesis, “Voltage Programmable Materials.” Congratulations Dr. Uwe Bauer!

June 2014

  • Liz defended her thesis, “Magnetic Domain Walls for On-Chip Transport and Detection of Superparamagnetic Beads.” Congratulations Dr. Elizabeth Rapoport!
  • Satoru received DMSE’s Best PhD/ScD Thesis Award!

October 2013

  • Satoru defended his thesis, “Magnetic Domain Walls Driven by Interfacial Phenomena.” Congratulations Dr. Satoru Emori!

June 2013

NNano cover

March 2013

  • Prof. Beach, Liz, Satoru, Uwe, Seong-Hoon, and Sungmin presented at the APS March Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Prof. Beach gave an invited talk on Satoru’s work with PMA materials, and Liz gave an invited talk on bead-DW dynamics. A modified version of Liz’s presentation can be found here.

January 2013

September 2012

    • Liz’s work on resonant detection of magnetic microbeads was featured on MIT’s front page.

  • Liz and Uwe were both chosen as finalists for the Best Student Presentation Award for their submissions to the 12th MMM-Intermag Conference in Chicago, January 2013.

July 2012

    • Satoru was awarded the Student Best Presentation Award for his talk at the Intermag conference.

Satoru at Intermag 1

June 2012

    • Seong-Hoon received the 2012 Exeptional First Year Performance Award.

May 2012

  • Uwe, Liz, and Satoru presented at the Intermag conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • C.K. graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He currently works for ExxonMobil.

March 2012

February 2012

    • Liz’s paper on the dynamics of superparamagnetic bead transport by magnetic domain walls was published and featured on the cover of Applied Physics Letters.

APL cover

  • Uwe’s paper on magnetoelectric charge trap memory was published in Nano Letters.
  • Satoru was a chosen as a finalist for the Intermag Best Student Presentation Award.

January 2012

  • Sung-Min Ahn joined the Beach group.

November 2011

October 2011

  • Liz and Ahmed Al-Obeidi from the Carl Thompson Group won the MADMEC contest with novel “iReflect” window blinds.
  • Satoru presented a talk on domain wall spintronics at Beihang University in Beijing, China.

September 2011

  • Seong-Hoon Woo joined the Beach Group.

May 2011

  • Dan graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Materials Science and Engineering. He is currently in the graduate program of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.
  • Tristan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He is currently in the graduate program of Mathematics at Stony Brook University.

April 2011

  • Satoru’s paper on micromagnetic investigations to make domain walls “softer” and more mobile under spin-transfer torque was published in Applied Physics Letters.

March 2011

  • Satoru presented his talk, “Enhanced current-induced domain wall motion by tuning perpendicular magnetic anisotropy,” at the APS conference in Dallas, TX.
  • Liz presented her talk, “Fast transport of superparamagnetic beads by field-driven magnetic domain walls,” at the APS conference in Dallas, TX.
  • An entry from the Beach Group won second place in the annual image contest during the DMSE Prospective Student Visiting Weekend.   The image shows two colliding domain walls generating a burst of spin waves in a phenomenon known as “exchange explosion.”

January 2011

  • Chinedum “CK” Umachi joined the Beach Group.

November 2010

  • Satoru presented his talk, “Optimization of Co/Pt multilayers for spin-transfer-driven domain wall motion,” at the MMM conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • Liz presented her talk, “Fast transport of superparamagnetic particles by field-driven magnetic domain walls,” at the MMM conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • Prof. Beach’s news and views article on fast field-driven domain walls, “Spintronics: Beyond the speed limit,” was published in Nature Materials.