"Functional magnetic oxides prepared by PLD"
Relatore: Prof. Pedro Algarabel- ICMA-CSIC & Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Aula A IMEM CNR
02 Aprile 2012 ore 11.00
In the seminar an overview of the different materials prepared during the last years
using the pulsed laser deposition facility existing at the Institute of Nanoscience of
Aragon will be presented.
The quality of the thin films has been studied by X-ray diffraction and ultra high
resolution transmission electron microscopy. The prepared materials have special
interest in spintronics although the preparation of new materials with possible
multiferroic behaviour has been started.
A short description of the main physical properties will be done.
Prof. Pedro Algarabel studied his physics degree at the University of Zaragoza and did his PhD at the same
University under the supervision of Prof. A. del Moral. He has worked in rare earth intermetallics with
applications as permanent magnets ( RECo5, REFe14B, Fe2Fe17..) or for
magnetocaloric devices (RE5(SiGe)4). He also studied manganese oxides with colossal magnetoresistance.
Now his area of interest are the study of thin films of different magnetic oxides and metals prepared by PLD.
Prof. P. Algarabel has published around 190 articles in different international journals