Skip to main content

PhD Theses

PhD Thesis Defense by Laura López Mir on 2nd March at 11:00 am

The PhD Researcher Laura López Mir from the Advanced characterization and nanostructured materials Group will defend her PhD thesis:
01 January 2018

laura scirep phd

Title: "Transport phenomena and magnetism in nanostructures of lanthanum manganite-based oxide thin films"

Date: Friday, 2 March 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: C3b/-110 Auditori, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica UAB (CRM-UAB) 

Abstract: La2Co0.8Mn1.2O6  is a scarcely studied ferromagnetic insulating material. This thesis is centered in the understanding of a strong strain induced perpendicular magnetic anisotropy observed in certain  La2Co0.8Mn1.2O6  thin films. The possibility of using this material for applications in spintronics is also explored. The results show great potential since spin filtering, tunnel anisotropic magnetoresistance and memory capabilities are detected in a device where a ferromagnetic barrier is the only active magnetic material. On the other hand, local transport properties of nanostructures of another type of manganite, such as La0.7Sr0.3MnO3, are studied. In particular, the physical properties and composition of two coexisting terminations are correlated by means of scanning probe and x-ray-based microscopies.

lopez red


  • Lluís Balcells, ICMAB
  • Carmen Ocal, ICMAB
  • Carlos Frontera, ICMAB

PhD Committee: 

  • President: Jacobo Santamaría Sánchez-Barriga (Universidad Complutense Madrid (UCM), Spain)
  • Secretary: Neus Domingo Marimon (Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), Spain)
  • Vocal: Xavier Martí Rovirosa (IGSresearch, Spain)

You are all invited to attend!

Hits: 5980