Nano Magnetism and Quantum Spintronics Lab

Led by Robert Hartmann Endowed Chair and Distinguished McKnight University Prof. Jian-Ping Wang, the Nanospin research group works in an exciting research area of nanomagnetism and quantum spintronics with a focus on searching, investigating and fabricating novel nanomagnetic materials and quantum spintronic devices for future information technologies (spintronic computing and storage) and emerging nano biomedical technologies (personalized magnetic medical devices and magnetic hyperthermia for drug delivery and therapy).

  • Delin's recent work published in Science Advances!
    Delin's recent work published in Science Advances!
  • Mahendra's recent work published in Nature Materials!
    Mahendra's recent work published in Nature Materials!
  • Graduation of Dr. Klemm!
    Graduation of Dr. Klemm!
  • Graduation of Dr. Lv and congratulations on his Nature Communications paper!
    Graduation of Dr. Lv and congratulations on his Nature Communications paper!
  • The youngest PhDs from our group.
    The youngest PhDs from our group.
  • Our best wishes to Dr. Mehedi as he joins Carpenter Technology Corporation!
    Our best wishes to Dr. Mehedi as he joins Carpenter Technology Corporation!
  • Graduation of Dr. Schhlip!
    Graduation of Dr. Schhlip!
  • A warm welcome to Renata Saha and congratulations on her CSE fellowship!
    A warm welcome to Renata Saha and congratulations on her CSE fellowship!
  • Todd Kelin’s paper published on Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
    Todd Kelin’s paper published on Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
  • Group Happy Hour & Farewell to Dr. Quarterman!
    Group Happy Hour & Farewell to Dr. Quarterman!
  • Patrick Quarterman joined the NIST.
    Patrick Quarterman joined the NIST.
  • Tom presents at ICM.
    Tom presents at ICM.

Recent Work Highlights

High-frequency magnetoacoustic resonance through strain-spin coupling in perpendicular magnetic multilayers by Delin et al. (Science Advances)

Science Advances

Room-temperature high spin–orbit torque due to quantum confinement in sputtered BixSe(1–x) films by Mahendra et al. (Nature Materials)

Nature Comm

Demonstration of Ru as the 4th ferromagnetic element at room temperature by Patrick et al. (Nature Communications)

Demonstration of Ru as the 4th ferromagnetic element at room temperature

Mapping strain with magnetics  by Junyang et al. (Nature Electronics)

Mapping strain with magnetics

Unidirectional spin-Hall and Rashba− Edelstein magnetoresistance in topological insulator-ferromagnet layer heterostructures by Yang et al. (Nature Communications)

Unidirectional spin-Hall and Rashba− Edelstein magnetoresistance in topological insulator-ferromagnet layer heterostructures

Portable GMR Handheld Platform for the Detection of Influenza A Virus by Kai et al. (ACS Sensors)

Portable GMR Handheld Platform for the Detection of Influenza A Virus

Recent News

November 30, 2020

In a joint undertaking, Dr. Delin Zhang and co-authors from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the School of Physics and Astronomy have reported direct observation of magnon-phonon coupling in time and frequency domains under femtosecond laser excitation.

October 23, 2020

Distinguished McKnight University Professor Jian-Ping Wang has been elected fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). The APS citation reads: “For outstanding contributions to the synthesis and fundamental understanding of magnetic and spintronic materials, and to the fabrication of devices for applications in computing.”

News source: UMN ECE

September 22, 2020

Dr. Kai Wu and coauthors have recenlty pubsliehd a review paper on ACS Appl. Nano Mater. titled "Magnetic-Nanosensor-Based Virus and Pathogen Detection Strategies before and during COVID-19". They reviewed the popular magnetic nanosensing techniques including magnetoresistance, magnetic particle spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance.

June 17, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Jinming Liu. He has successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Synthesis of Magnetic Materials for Rare-Earth-Free Permanent Magnets Applications"!

June 3, 2020

Congratulations to Renata and coauthors, their joint work "Tunable magnetic skyrmions in spintronic nanostructures for cellular-level magnetic neurostimulation" is highlighted on the cover of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.