PhD Thesis Defense by Blai Casals on 15th September at 11:00 am

PhD Thesis Defense by Blai Casals on 15th September at 11:00 am

News 06 September 2017 2781 hits Anna May Masnou
The PhD Researcher Blai Casals Montserrat from the Laboratory of multifunctional thin films and complex structures (MULFOX) will defend his PhD thesis:

Title: "Magneto-optical spectroscopy and domain imaging of functional oxides"

Date: Friday, 15 September 2017blai
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: Sala d'actes Carles Miravitlles

Abstract: We have investigated the physical properties of different systems based on functional transition metal oxides by the use of polarized light. These materials show a large variety of properties –magnetism, ferroelectricity, ferroelasticity–. The driving force of our study has been the understanding of the fundamental physical processes that explain a series of observed phenomena. In some cases, our interest has been to understand why a particular material shows an atypically large magneto optical activity; in other cases, why and how ferroelastic domains move under electric fields; finally, we have turned our attention to surface acoustic waves and their interaction with magnetic materials.

Supervisor: Gervasi Herranz Casabona, ICMAB

Tutor: Javier Rodríguez Viejo, UAB Dep. Física

PhD Committee: 

  • President: Prof. Andrei I. Kirilyuk, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Secretary: Prof. Antonio García Martín, Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid (CSIC), Spain
  • Vocal: Prof. John Martin Gregg, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
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