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Dr. Volker Neu

phone:     +49-351-4659-237
fax:         +49-351-4659-541
e-mail: v.neu(at)ifw-dresden.de

Magnetic thin films


Thin magnetic films are inevitable in today's technological society and due to the continuing discoveries of new magnetic phenomena and materials they remain a fascinating research topic.

Utilizing pulsed laser deposition, we prepare thin films of highly anisotropic RE-Co phases on various substrates to grow samples with tailored crystallographic and magnetic textures – ranging from isotropic to fully epitaxial with unique alignment of the easy magnetization axis. Our research interests are epitaxial growth, anisotropy and spin reorientation, high energy density materials and hard/soft magnetic, exchange coupled heterostructures.

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