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Robert D. McMichael

Robert (Bob) McMichael is a Project Leader in the Nanoscale Processes and Measurements Group in the Nanoscale Device Characterization Division. He received a B.S. in Engineering-Physics from Pacific Lutheran University, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Ohio State University. He came to NIST on an NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 1990, served on the research staff of the Metallurgy Division in the Materials Science and Engineering Lab, and then joined the CNST in 2007. Bob's research at NIST has touched on a broad spectrum of phenomena in magnetic thin films and nanomaterials, but remains centered on micromagnetics and magnetization dynamics. He has over 160 peer-reviewed publications, and is a frequent invited speaker at international meetings. In 2004 Bob was selected as an IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer, and in 2009 he became a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Bob has received NIST's Samuel Wesley Stratton Award and Bronze Medal Award, and also the Silver Medal Award from the US Department of Commerce.

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Optimal Bayesian Experimental Design

Robert D. McMichael
This manual describes an implementation of optimal Bayesian experimental design methods. These methods address routine measurements where data are fit to

Spin-torque excitation of perpendicular standing spin waves in coupled YIG/Co heterostructures

Stefan Klinger, Vivek P. Amin, Stephan Gepraegs, Kathrin Ganzhorn, Hannes Maier-Flaig, Matthias Althammer, Hans Huebl, Rudolf Gross, Robert D. McMichael, Mark D. Stiles, Sebastian Goennenwein, Mathias Weiler
We investigate yttrium iron garnet (YIG)/cobalt (Co) heterostructures using broadband ferromagnetic resonance (FMR). We observe an efficient excitation of

Spin-wave propagation in cubic anisotropy materials

Koji Sekiguchi, Seo-Won Lee, Hiroaki Sukegawa, Nana Sato, Se-Hyeok Oh, Robert D. McMichael, Kyung-Jin Lee
The information carrier of modern technologies is the electron charge whose transport inevitably generates Joule heating. Spin-wave, the collective precessional
Created May 21, 2019, Updated October 9, 2019