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Wayne Saslow

Wayne Saslow  is a CNST Visiting Fellow in the Electron Physics Group and a Professor in the  Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University.   He received a B.S. in Physics from the University  of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California,  Irvine, where his doctoral research consisted of theoretical studies of three condensed  matter systems: the electronic band structure of diamond, surface antiferromagnetism,  and Raman scattering from impurities in semiconductors.  After working as a Research Associate at the  University of Pittsburgh, he joined the faculty of Texas A&M.  His research has included publications on  localized and itinerant magnetism, superfluidity and supersolidity, electrical  transport of electrons and holes, and ionic transport in oxide layer growth,  mixed ionics, and voltaic cells.  He has  held visiting faculty positions at the University of Michigan, the University of  Paris at Orsay, and at the National Institutes of Health.  He has published over 130 research papers and  10 pedagogical articles, as well as the magnetics-influenced introductory  textbook, Electricity, Magnetism, and Light (2002).  Wayne is working with Mark Stiles on  theoretical studies of thermal effects in magnetization dynamics.

Selected Publications
  • Phase diagram for  magnon condensate in yttrium iron garnet film, F. Li, W. M. Saslow, and V. L.  Pokrovsky, Scientific Reports 3.   First published online March 4, 2013,   DOI: 10.1038/srep01372
  • Thermal equilibration  and thermally induced spin currents in a thin-film ferromagnet on a substrate,  M. R. Sears and W. M. Saslow, Physical Review B 85, (2012).
  • Spin accumulation at  ferromagnet/nonmagnetic material interfaces, M. R. Sears and W. M. Saslow, Physical  Review B 85, (2012).
  • Landau-Lifshitz or  Gilbert damping? That is the question, W. M. Saslow, Journal of Applied  Physics 105, (2009).
  • Spin pumping of  current in non-uniform conducting magnets, W. M. Saslow, Physical Review B 76, (2007).
  • Adiabatic domain wall  motion and Landau-Lifshitz damping, M. D. Stiles, W. M. Saslow, M. J. Donahue,  and A. Zangwill, Physical Review B 75, (2007).
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CNST Visiting Fellow
Electron Physics Group


B.S. Physics – University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Physics – University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Physics – University of California, Irvine


Phone: 301-975-2141