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Ciccarelli Group - Spin Physics and Devices



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The importance of the interface for picosecond spin pumping in antiferromagnet-heavy metal heterostructures

F.N. Kholid, D. Hamara, A.F.B. Hamdan, G.N. Antonio, R. Bowen,  D. Petit, R.P. Cowburn, R.V. Pisarev, D. Bossini, J. Barker*, C. Ciccarelli*, Nature Communications 14, 538 (2023)

Symmetry effects on the static and dynamic properties of coupled magnetic oscillators

J.P. Patchett, M. Drouhin, J.W. Liao, Z. Soban, D. Petit, J. Haigh, P. Roy, J. Wunderlich, R.P. Cowburn, C. Ciccarelli*, Phys. Rev. B 105, 104436 (2022)

Unidirectional magnetoresistance and spin-orbit torque in NiMnSb

J. Železný, Z. Fang, K. Olejník, J. Patchett, F. Gerhard, C. Gould, L. W. Molenkamp, C. Gomez-Olivella, J. Zemen, T. Tichý, T. Jungwirth, and C. Ciccarelli*, Phys. Rev. B 104, 054429 (2021)

Boosting spintronics with Superconductivity

G. Yang, C. Ciccarelli and J.W.A. Robinson, APL Materials 9, 050703 (2021)

Temperature dependence of the picosecond spin Seebeck effect

F.N Kholid, D. Hamara, M. Terschanski, F. Mertens, D. Bossini, M. Cinchetti, L. McKenzie-Sella, J. Patchett, D. Petit, R. Cowburn, J. Robinson, J. Barker, C. Ciccarelli*, Appl. Phys. Lett. 119, 032401 (2021)


Growth, strain, and spin-orbit torques in epitaxial Ni-Mn-Sb films sputtered on GaAs

N. Zhao, A. Sud, H. Sukegawa, S. Komori, K. Rogdakis, K. Yamanoi, J. Patchett, J. W. A. Robinson, C. Ciccarelli*, and H. Kurebayashi, Phys. Rev. Mater. 5, 014413 (2021)

Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy

C. Ciccarelli, H. Joyce, J. Robinson,F.N. Kholid, D. Hamara, S. Kar, and K.R. Jeon, 

Tunable Pure Spin Supercurrents and the Demonstration of Their Gateability in a Spin-Wave Device

K.R. Jeon, X. Montiel, S. Komori, C. Ciccarelli, J. Haigh, H. Kurebayashi, L.F. Cohen, A.K. Chan, K.D. Stenning, C.M. Lee, M.G. Blamire, and J.W. A. Robinson, Phys. Rev. X 10, 031020 (2020)

Low impedance superconducting microwave resonators for strong coupling to small magnetic mode volumes

L. McKenzie-Sell, J. Xie, C.-M. Lee, J. W. A. Robinson, C. Ciccarelli, and J. A. Haigh, Phys. Rev. B 99, 140414(R) (2019) 

Abrikosov vortex nucleation and its detrimental effect on superconducting spin pumping in Pt/Nb/Ni80Fe20/Nb/Pt proximity structures

Kun-Rok Jeon, Chiara Ciccarelli, Hidekazu Kurebayashi, Lesley F Cohen, Sachio Komori, Jason WA Robinson, Mark G Blamire, Phys. Rev. B 99, 144503 (2019)

Effect of Meissner screening and trapped magnetic flux on magnetization dynamics in thick Nb/Ni80Fe20/Nb trilayers

K.R. Jeon, C. Ciccarelli, H. Kurebayashi, L.F. Cohen, X. Montiel, M. Eschrig, T. Wagner, S. Komori, A. Srivastava, J.W.A. Robinson and M.G. Blamire, Phys. Rev. Applied 11, 014061 (2019)

Exchange-field-enhanced superconducting spin currents 

K.R. Jeon, C. Ciccarelli, H. Kurebayashi, L.F. Cohen, X. Montiel, M. Eschrig, J.W.A. Robinson and M.G. Blamire, Physical Review B 99 (2), 024507 (2019)

Spin-Pumping-Induced Inverse Spin Hall Effect in Nb/Ni80Fe20Bilayers and its Strong Decay Across the Superconducting Transition Temperature

K.R. Jeon, C. Ciccarelli, H. Kurebayashi, J. Wunderlich, L.F. Cohen, S. Komori, J.W.A. Robinson and M.G. Blamire, Physical Review Applied 10, 014029 (2018)

Enhanced spin pumping into superconductors provides evidence for superconducting pure spin currents

K.R. Jeon, C. Ciccarelli*, A.J. Ferguson, H. Kurebayashi, L.F. Cohen, X. Montiel, M. Eschrig, J.W.A. Robinson and M.G. Blamire, Nature Materials 17, 499 (2018)

Femtosecond formation dynamics of the spin Seebeck effect revealed by terahertz spectroscopy
T. Seifert, S. Jaiswal, J. Barker, S.T. Weber, I. Razdolski, J. Cramer, O. Gueckstock, S. Maehrlein, L. Nadvornik, S. Watanabe, C. Ciccarelli, A. Melnikov, G. Jakob, M. Münzenberg, S.T.B. Goennenwein, G. Woltersdorf, B. Rethfeld, P.W. Brouwer, M. Wolf, M. Kläui and T. Kampfrath, Nature Communications 9, 2899 (2018)

Spin-photo-currents generated by femtosecond laser pulses in a ferrimagnetic GdFeCo/Pt bilayer

T. J. Huisman, C. Ciccarelli, A. Tsukamoto, R. V. Mikhaylovskiy, Th. Rasing and A.V. Kimel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 072402 (2017)

Thickness dependence study of current-driven ferromagnetic resonance in Y3Fe5O12/heavy metal bilayers

Z. Fang, A. Mitra, A. L. Westerman, M. Ali, C. Ciccarelli, O. Cespedes, B. J. Hickey and A. J. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 092403 (2017)

Room-temperature spin-orbit torque in NiMnSb

C. Ciccarelli, L. Anderson, A. J. Ferguson, F. Gerhard, C. Gould, J. Gayles, J. Zelezny, L. Smejkal, Y. Zhe, L.W. Molenkamp, J. Sinova, F. Freimuth and T. Jungwirth, Nature Physics 12, 855 (2016)

Dynamics of skyrmionic states in confined helimagnetic nanostructures

Marijan Beg, Maximilian Albert, Marc-Antonio Bisotti, David Cortés-Ortuño, Weiwei Wang, Rebecca Carey, Mark Vousden, Ondrej Hovorka, Chiara Ciccarelli, Charles S. Spencer, Christopher H. Marrows and Hans Fangohr, Phys. Rev. B 95, 014433 (2017)

Intrinsic magnetic refrigeration of a single electron transistor

C. Ciccarelli, R. P. Campion, B. L. Gallagher and A.J. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett.108, 053103 (2016)

Electrical manipulation of ferromagnetic NiFe by antiferromagnetic IrMn

V. Tshitoyan, C. Ciccarelli,A.P. Mihai,M. Ali, A.C. Irvine, T. Moore T. Jungwirth and A.J. Ferguson, Physics Review B 92, 214406 (2015)

Anisotropic magneto-capacitance in ferromagnetic-plate capacitors

J.A. Haigh, C. Ciccarelli, A.C. Betz,A.C. Irvine, V. Novák, T. Jungwirth and J. Wunderlich, Physics Review B 91, 140409(R) (2015)

Reconfigurable Logic using Single-Electron Magnetic Transistors

M.F. Gonzalez-Zalba, C. Ciccarelli, L.P. Zarbo, A.C. Irvine, R.C. Campion, B.L. Gallagher, T. Jungwirth, A.J. Ferguson and J. Wunderlich, PLoS ONE 10(4): e0125142

Radio-frequency capacitance spectroscopy of metallic nanoparticles

J.C. Frake, S. Kano, C. Ciccarelli, J. Griffiths, M. Sakamoto, T. Teranishi, Y. Majima, C.G. Smith and M.R. Buitelaar, Scientific Reports 5, 10858 (2015)

Uniaxial anisotropy of two-magnon scatteringin in an ultrathin epitaxial Fe layer on GaAs

H. Kurebayashi, T.D. Skinner, K. Khazen, K. Olejník, D. Fang, C. Ciccarelli, R.P. Campion, B.L. Gallagher, L. Fleet, A. Hirohata and A.J. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 062415 (2013)

Magnonic charge pumping via spin-orbit coupling

C. Ciccarelli, K.M.D. Hals, A.C. Irvine, V. Novak, Y. Tserkovnyak, H. Kurebayashi, A. Brataas and A.J. Ferguson, Nature Nanotechnology 10, 50-54 (2015)​

A charge parity ammeter

N.J. Lambert, M. Edwards, C. Ciccarelli and A.J. Ferguson, Nano Letters 14, 1148 (2014)

Spin gating electrical current

C. Ciccarelli, L.P. Zarbo, A.C. Irvine, R.P. Campion, B.L. Gallagher, J. Wunderlich, T. Jungwirth and A.J. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 122411 (2012)

Impedance of the single electron transistor at radio- frequencies

C. Ciccarelli and A.J. Ferguson, New Journal of Physics 13, 093015 (2011)

Gate controlled  magnetoresistance in a silicon metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistor

C. Ciccarelli, B.G. Park, S. Ogawa, A. J. Ferguson and J. Wunderlich, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 082106 (2010)

Bouncing Tranisent Currents and SQUID-like Voltage in Nanodevices at Half-Filling

M. Cini, E. Perfetto, C. Ciccarelli, G. Stefanucci and S. Bellucci, Physics Review B 80, 125427 (2009)