Vincent Sokalski

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011
Summary:

Our research is focused on the exploration of novel magnetic & spintronic materials for memory, logic, and HDD storage applications. We concentrate on the development of thin films & nanoscale devices that will enable improved energy efficiency, non-volatility, and scalability to ever-decreasing dimensions. Current research efforts include crystallographic & microstructural characterization of perpendicular magnetic recording media, materials for spin hall effect devices, spin transfer torque magneto-resistive random access memory (STT-MRAM), and magnetic interactions in soft nanogranular composite thin films.

Students
Namesort descending Position Email
Lau, Derek Graduate Student dklau@cmu.edu
Li, Maxwell Graduate Student mpli@andrew.cmu.edu

Derek Lau

Graduate Student

dklau@cmu.edu
5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Materials Science & Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Maxwell Li

Graduate Student

mpli@andrew.cmu.edu
4301 Wean Hall, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Materials Science & Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Most Cited Publications
  1. "Optimization of Ta thickness for perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction applications in the MgO-FeCoB-Ta system," Vincent Sokalski, Matthew T. Moneck, En Yang, and Jian-Gang Zhu, Appl. Phy. Lett. 101, 072411 (2012)
  2. "Energetic molding of chiral magnetic bubbles," Vincent Sokalski, Derek Lau, Vignesh Sundar, and Jian-Gang Zhu,  Physical Review B, 94 060401 (2016)
  3. "Experimental modeling of intergranular exchange coupling for perpendicular thin film media," Vincent Sokalski, David E. Laughlin, and Jian-Gang Zhu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 102507 (2009)
  4. "Experimental demonstration of four-terminal magnetic logic device with separate read-and write-paths." DM Bromberg, MT Moneck, VM Sokalski, J Zhu, L Pileggi, JG Zhu Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), 2014 IEEE International
  5. "Dispersive stiffness of Dzyaloshinskii domain walls," JP Pellegren, D Lau, and V SokalskiPhysical Review Letters 119.2 (2017) 
Recent Publications
  1. "Lorentz TEM investigation of chiral spin textures and Neel Skyrmions in asymmetric [Pt/(Co/Ni)M/Ir]N multi-layer thin films,"M Li, D Lau, M De Graef, and V SokalskiPhysical Review Materials 3.6 (2019)
  2. "Magnetic domain wall skyrmions,"  R Cheng, M Li, A Sapkota, A Rai, A Pokhrel, T Mewes, C Mewes, D Xiao, M De Graef, and V SokalskiPhysical Review B 99.18 (2019)
  3. "The interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and spin-orbit torque driven domain wall motion in CO/Ni multi-layers with a Pt x (Ir, Au) 1- x seedlayer,"  D Lau and V SokalskiAIP Advances 9.3 (2019)
  4. "Simultaneous control of interlayer exchange coupling and the interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in Ru-based synthetic antiferromagnets." Prudnikov, Aleksandr, Maxwell Li, Marc De Graef, and Vincent Sokalski. IEEE Magnetics Letters (2018).
  5. "Disentangling factors governing Dzyaloshinskii domain wall creep in Co/Ni thin films using PtxIr1−x seedlayers," D. Lau, J.P. Pellegren, H.T. Nembach, J.M. Shaw, and V. SokalskiarXiv:1808.05520v1

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