Synchrotron radiation studies of magnetic materials and devices

Wen Zhang

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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This thesis aims to provide insights into a few challenging problems related to both conventional magnetic materials and new-generation magnetoelectronic devices intended for data storage and processing. The approach taken is mainly experimental, by utilizing the advantages of synchrotron radiation based techniques, which are extremely powerful tools for studying magnetism at the nanoscale. It is expected that these studies, performed predominantly in the area of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) and XMCD in photoemission electron microscopy (XPEEM), will help the further development of materials and devices for data storage and advanced spintronic technologies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • van der Wiel, Wilfred G., Supervisor
  • Xu, Y., Supervisor
  • de Jong, Michel P., Co-Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date25 May 2012
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-3357-7
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2012


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