"Combined study of nanostructured magnetic materials"
The Laboratory of Magnetism from University of Białystok (Poland) has
started to change its scientific program from investigation of thin
films (mainly garnets) to study of magnetic nanostructures - a highly
innovative research filed with high potential for future expansion in
science and technology. NANOMAG-LAB-supported transformation of our
research program will be focused on the development of experimental
techniques connected with:
Correlation between these properties and the
structure of those nanosized objects on the level of atomic scale, will
be analysed. Digital image processing techniques will be developed for
both magnetic and structural images. Planned ex-situ research will
correlate to sample preparation and in-situ characterization.
Nanostructured ferromagnets (mainly) with artificial three-dimensional
patterning will be prepared in collaboration with different laboratories
from Polish Network "Magnetism in low dimensional structures" and from
NANOMAG-LAB partners. Transfer of knowledge of experimental techniques,
which are not expected to be developed in Białystok in the nearest
future, is intended, especially related to sample growth and complex
- magnetooptical both milimagnetometry and
micromagnetometry (based on optical microscopy) for wide range of
magnetic field pulse amplitude, orientation, and duration; temperature,
light wavelenght, light path configuration (enabling magnetization
vector position analysis),...
- scanning probe microscopy, mainly AFM,
MFM and STM. New theoretical approaches, supported by numerical
simulations and verified by experiment, will be developed for deeper
understanding of structural, magnetic (statics and dynamics of
magnetization distribution), optical and magnetooptical properties of
The two following types of
researchers recruitment are planned:
- in-situ: STM, AFM, LEED, RHEED, and
- ex-situ: non-linear magnetooptics (e.g. SGH), Brillouen light
scattering, synchrotron radiation techniques.
- long term - for more than 8
months, 3 researchers - experts in 3 main topics and
- short term -
mainly for 2 months, about 10 researchers.