The Magnetism Group at Harvey Mudd College

"We accomplish more every day by accident than others do by design"

 

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Research Interests:

 

Magnetic device technologies are playing an ever expanding role in our day to day lives.  Magnetic storage dates from the 1930ís with the advent of tape recording and the recent high capacity computer hard drives are simply a variation on that same theme.  However, the past few years has seen an explosion in the number and type of magnetic devices that have appeared on the scene.  Position and location sensors, magnetic switching, and non-volatile computer memory based upon magnetoresistance have all come into common usage within recent years.  This is the budding new field of spintronics, devices based upon manipulating the spin of the charge carriers.

 

Over the past few years we have been studying the effect of ultra thin antiferromagnetic films on the magnetic exchange bias in magnetic multilayer systems.We are looking at the onset and nature of the exchange coupling as the antiferromagnetic pinning layer evolves with thickness.This work is being carried out in collaboration with Matt Carey at the Hitachi Global Storage Technologies San Jose Research Center and with Julie Borchers at NIST Gaithersburg.

 

 

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The People:

 

 

 

Jim Eckert

Professor of Physics

Harvey Mudd College

e-mail, web page

 

Patti Sparks

Professor of Physics

Harvey Mudd College

e-mail

 

Chih-Yung Chen

Associate Professor of Physics

Harvey Mudd College

e-mail

Carola Purser

Senior Physics Major

Harvey Mudd College

Richard Sayanagi

Senior Physics Major

Harvey Mudd College

 

Sheena Patel

Junior Physics Major

Harvey Mudd College

 

Jennifer Sharma

Junior Physics Major

Harvey Mudd College

 

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Christie Thompson

Sophomore Physics Major

Harvey Mudd College

 

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Celeste Melamed

Sophomore Physics Major

Harvey Mudd College

Vivian Steyert

Sophomore Engineering Major

Harvey Mudd College

Helen Fitzmaurice

Group survivor '10

High School Teacher 

Dariya Draganova

Group survivor '09

 

Caitlin Furjanic

Group survivor '09

 

Sam Eisenberg

Group survivor '09

Stanford Law School

 

Jun Park

Cornell

Group survivor '09

 

David Stachnik

Cornell

Group survivor '08

 

Whitney Buchanan

Group survivor '07

Ph.D. Oregon State

Process Engineer at Intel

 

Matt Reed

Group survivor '07

Yale

 

Will Gannett

Group survivor '06

Ph.D. Berkeley

NIST Boulder 

Jason Leonard

Group survivor '06

UCSD

 

Stephanie Moyerman

Group survivor '06

UCSD

 

Karen Shakespear

Group survivor '06

MS Engineering Stanford

Research Engineer Robotics at SRI International

Lecturer at Stanford University

Seneca Harberger

Group survivor '05

Temple University School of Medicine

 

Katy Perdue

Group survivor '05

Ph.D. Dartmouth

Research Fellow Boston Children"s Hospital

Darci Snowden

Group survivor '04

 Ph.D. University of Washington

Research Associate - Department of Planetary Sciences, University of Arizona

Joe Checkelsky

Group survivor '04

Ph.D. Princeton

Lecturer - University of Tokyo

 

Adele Tamboli

Group survivor '04

Ph.D. UCSB

Assistant Professor of Physics - Colorado School of Mines

Zoe Boekelheide

Group survivor '04

Ph.D. Berkeley

NIST Gaithersburg

Nate Stern

Group survivor '03

Ph.D. UCSB

Assistant Professor Of Physics - Northwestern University

Dave Cooke

Group survivor '02

Ph.D Berkeley

 

 

David Mann

Group survivor '01

Ph.D. Stanford

Khosla Ventures

 

 

 

 

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Updated 5-3-2007