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Magnetic Materials Growth

The Condensed Matter Group has a strong history in thin-film magnetism with decades of experience in the growth and characterisation of magnetic thin films. We have facilities, and technical know-how, for the growth of the following magnetic layers and multilayer structures:

  • Transition metal ferromagnets and their alloys
  • Yttrium-Iron Garnet thin films
  • Rare earth ferromagnets
  • Amorphous ferromagnets
  • Granular ferromagnets
  • Antiferromagnets
  • Synthetic Antiferromagnets
  • Rare earth - transition metal ferrimagnetic alloys
  • Spin valves
  • Single crystal magnetic layers
  • Magnetic semiconductors