Dr Dong Fang
Telephone : +44.1223.44.29.03 (Direct)
Email: df272 (add domain name : "cam.ac.uk")
I joined the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory as a research scientist after a post-doctoral position at the Microelectronics Group of the Cavendish Laboratory, the same institution where I obtained my PhD in Physics degree. My PhD project was focused on controlling the magnetisation of ferromagnets using microwave currents, in particular, ferromagnetic resonance experiments on nanoscale magnets patterned from the diluted magnetic semiconductor gallium manganese arsenide.
Recent Research projects
My current project is an extension of my PhD research, where I investigate ferromagnetic resonance related effects in other magnetic semiconductor systems, as well as in ferromagnetic metals. The advantage of metallic systems over their semiconductor counterparts is their ability to function at room temperature, which is essential for any practical applications. Ultimately, we aim at realising fast electrical control of the magnetisation in metallic ferromagnets, hence pave the way for the next generation of data storage (memory) devices.
E. De Ranieri, P. E. Roy, D. Fang, E. K. Vehsthedt, A. C. Irvine, D. Heiss, A. Casiraghi, R. P. Campion, B. L. Gallagher, T. Jungwirth, and J. Wunderlich, Nature Materials 12, 9, 808 (2013), Piezoelectric control of the mobility of a domain wall driven by adiabatic and non-adiabatic torques
T. D. Skinner, H. Kurebayashi, D. Fang, D. Heiss, A. C. Irvine, A. T. Hindmarch, M. Wang, A. W. Rushforth, and A. J. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 7, 072401 (2013), Enhanced inverse spin-Hall effect in ultrathin ferromagnetic/normal metal bilayers
H. Kurebayashi, T. D. Skinner, K. Khazen, K. Olejnik, D. Fang, C. Ciccarelli, R. P. Campion, B. L. Gallagher, L. Fleet, A. Hirohata, and A. J. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 6, 062415 (2013), Uniaxial anisotropy of two-magnon scattering in an ultrathin epitaxial Fe layer on GaAs