The Centre uses experiment and simulation to investigate fabrication, application and basic understanding of magnetic materials. Current activity includes:
Congratulations to Dr Weigang Yang who successfully defended his thesis on 'Electric Field Control of Magnetic Properties in Multiferroic Heterostructures' in his viva on the 21st April 2016
Congratulations to Dr Jim Wheelwright, who successfully defended his thesis on 'Stress Based Control of Magnetic Domain Walls' in his viva on the 14th December 2015.
From the 11th-15th January, Professor Dan Allwood, Dr Tom Hayward and Alex Mackie from SCAMMD attended the MMM/Intermag joint conference in San Diego. The following research from members of SCAMMD was presented:
Influence of non-magnetic phases on the magnetic properties of high-resistivity composite rare-earth permanent magnets.
A.J. Mackie , J. Dean and R. Goodall
Microstructural Dependence of Sintered Nd-Fe-B Permanent Magnet Properties.
G. Fadhil , M. Hodges , A. Rana , W.M. Rainforth , A. Thomas , A.C. Urda , J. Dean and D. Allwood
Ballistic Rectification of Vortex Domain Wall Chirality at Nanowire Corners.
K.A. Omari , R. Bradley , T.J. Broomhall , M. Hodges , M.C. Rosamond, M. Im, P. Fischer and T.J. Hayward
A Sound Approach: Manipulating Domain Walls with Surface Acoustic Waves.
J. Dean , M.T. Bryan , J.D. Cooper , A. Virbule , J.E. Cunningham and T.J. Hayward
Intrinsic Nature of Stochastic Domain Wall Pinning Phenomena in Magnetic Nanowire Devices.
Alex Mackie has blogged about his first experience representing SCAMMD at an international conference, which can be found at https://materialsatsheffield.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/my-first-international-conference-magnetism-2016/
Congratulations to Dr Dan Allwood, promoted to Professor within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. One of several promotions for the New Year, it is a demonstration of the commitment to academic excellence within the department and the high standard of original research on an international level.
Read more: http://www.shef.ac.uk/
Congratulations to Matt Hodges for being awarded the Best Poster prize at Intermag 2014 for his work on "Magnetic Imaging Based on Singlet Fission", describing his latest research findings regarding a class of fluorescent organic molecules that, when exposed to a magnetic field, undergo a change in fluorescence intensity.
Intermag is one of the major conferences in magnetism and this year it was held at Dresden, Germany on 4-8th May. This year is also the 50th anniversary of the IEEE Magnetics Society, who organise and run Intermag.
Highlights of our current work were presented by Dr Tom Hayward on "Using Virtual Domain Walls to suppress Stochastic Pinning/Depinning Phenomena in Magnetic Nanowire Devices" and Dr Nicola Morley on the "Development of magnetostrictive films for MEMS sensors" and "Exploring the organic-magnetic interface for spintronic applications". Dr Matt Hodges, Dr Nicola Morley and Miss Ruth Bradley also presented posters of their work.