Archive for December, 2011

DCG students awarded scholarships to attend 2012 ASU Winter Microscopy School

Posted in News on December 3rd, 2011 by admin – Comments Off on DCG students awarded scholarships to attend 2012 ASU Winter Microscopy School

DCG students Dan Scotto D’Antuono and Michael Jablonski have been awarded scholarships to attend Arizona State University’s 2012 Winter School on High Resolution Electron Microscopy. These partial scholarships cover tuition and help defray travel costs to attend the workshop.

The ASU Winter School is a prestigious workshop held every year by leaders in electron microscopy. From the school’s website, “The aim of the school is to introduce the theory and practice of high resolution electron microscopy to scientists currently using transmission electron microscopes for materials science studies.”

For more information, visit: ASU Winter Microscopy School

Chris Barr nominated for best student poster at 2011 MRS Fall Meeting

Posted in News on December 3rd, 2011 by admin – Comments Off on Chris Barr nominated for best student poster at 2011 MRS Fall Meeting

Chris Barr’s poster, titled “Effect of Grain Boundary Character Distribution in Austenitic Stainless Steels Under Ion Irradiation,” was nominated for best student poster at the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting. This work was conducted in collaboration with Greg Vetterick and Joseph Hsieh at Drexel and Khalid Hattar at Sandia National Laboratory.

Steven Spurgeon publishes research highlight on electrical control of magnetism in MRS Bulletin

Posted in News on December 3rd, 2011 by admin – Comments Off on Steven Spurgeon publishes research highlight on electrical control of magnetism in MRS Bulletin

Steven Spurgeon has published a new research highlight in the Materials Research Society Bulletin‘s December 2011 issue. The article describes work by researchers at Kyoto University and the NEC Corporation to control the ferromagnetic Curie temperature of cobalt by applying an electric field.

From the article: “Designers of magnetic memories have long sought to control the ferromagnetic ordering temperature with the application of an electric field. Such control would enable the design of more efficient, multifunctional memory technologies, but coupled magnetic and electrical order is only observed in a handful of compounds and typically at very low temperatures. Now a research group at Kyoto University has demonstrated room-temperature control of the ferromagnetic Curie temperature of cobalt . . .”

The article can be viewed directly here or on the Materials Research Society Bulletin website.

The paper discussed in this article is available at Nature Materials.

Steven Spurgeon publishes multiferroic research highlight in MRS Bulletin

Posted in News on December 2nd, 2011 by admin – Comments Off on Steven Spurgeon publishes multiferroic research highlight in MRS Bulletin

Steven Spurgeon has published a new research highlight in the Materials Research Society Bulletin‘s November 2011 issue. The article describes work by researchers at the CNRS/Thales Laboratory on interfacial multiferroic coupling between Fe/Co and BaTiO3 thin film layers.

From the article: “Materials possessing coupled room-temperature ferromagnetic (FM) and ferroelectric (FE) order are currently the subject of intense research for use in spintronic memories that store information through charge and spin. Single phase materials displaying such multiferroic order are exceedingly rare in nature, so attention has shifted to artificially-grown thin film FM and FE heterostructures. In the August 21, 2011, issue of Nature Materials, a group led by Manuel Bibes and Agnès Barthélémy at the CNRS/Thales laboratory in Palaiseau, France reports on room-temperature interfacial multiferroicity in BaTiO3 thin films and substrates covered by Fe and Co layers. . .”

The article can be viewed directly here or on the Materials Research Society Bulletin website.

The paper discussed in this article is available at Nature Materials.