Mission Magnetic Materials and Advanced Analytics Group
Our research activities on magnetic multilayer systems are primarily curiosity-driven, but aim at applications for sensor, transducers, and magnetic thin film particles for bio-medical applications. For the fabrication of these systems we use state-of-the-art UHV sputter deposition systems, partially equipped with facing target sources made available to us by one of our industrial research partners. Apart from standard analytical equipment for structural and chemical analysis, and vibrating sample magnetometry, we draw a competitive advantage from our home-built, world-wide unique high-resolution and high-sensitivity magnetic force microscopy systems.
The development of scanning probe microscopy instruments and operation modes provides a competitive edge not only for magnetic thin film systems but also for the study of fluctuations of atomic and molecular adsorbates on surfaces. For this activity with have developed two unique cantilever type UHV low temperature scanning force microscope systems.
Instrument and method development further enhances our for time-of-flight scanning ion spectroscopy (ToF-SIMS) activity that is focused on the study of organic surface adsorbates and layers with relevance for bio-medical research work and applications performed in other labs of the materials meet-life department.