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).

  • Mahendra's recent work published on Nature Materials!
    Mahendra's recent work published on 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

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

Room-temperature high spin–orbit torque due to quantum confinement in sputtered BixSe(1–x) films

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 15, 2019

Congratulations to Diqing and coauthors, their recent article “Tunable magnetic domain walls for therapeutic neuromodulation at cellular level: Stimulating neurons through magnetic domain walls,” has been featured on the cover of Journal of Applied Physics.

Link to the paper

Link to the cover

November 8, 2019

Congratulations to Diqing and coauthors. Their joint work published on Journal of Applied Physics was featured by AIP Scilight. "An implantable nanodevice may be the solution to current neuron stimulation techniques, which have limited range and require inconvenient, high-power equipment.", said Anashe Bandari.

Link to AIP Scilight "A magnetic trick for treating neurological disorders".

October 31, 2019

Congratulations to Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Robert F. Hartmann Chair in Electrical Engineering, Jian-Ping Wang on being awarded the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Award for 2019. The award recognizes his “innovations and discoveries in nanomagnetics and novel materials that accelerated the production of magnetic random-access memories.”

SRC news release

September 24, 2019

Congratulations to Diqing and Renata! They won the best poster awards at the IEM19 Annual Conference.

Diqing's poster title is "Large-Scale, High-Resolution Brain Sensing with Flexible Magnetic Nanosensors"

Renata's poster title is "Highly Tunable, Ultra-Low Power, Cellular-Level, Magnetic Neurostimulation Through Flexible Spintronic Nanostructures"

September 23, 2019

Renata has been awarded a travel grant for her presentation at MMM 2019 by the Brain Tumor Program (BTP) of the UMN. Renata will be presenting her work “A Highly Tunable Skyrmion-based Neurostimulator (SkyNS) for Low-Power Cellular-Level Implantable Magnetic Stimulation” and its relation to implantable brain stimulation and related tumor therapy.

Congratulations, Renata!