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Brian B. Maranville (Fed)

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Chiral Spin Bobbers in Exchange-Coupled Hard-Soft Magnetic Bilayers

April 13, 2022
X. H. Zhang, T. R. Gao, L. Fang, S. Fackler, Julie A. Borchers, Brian Kirby, Brian B. Maranville, S. E. Lofland, A. T. N'Diaye, E. Arenholz, A. Ullah, J. Cui, R. Skomski, Ichiro Takeuchi
The spin structure of exchange-coupled MnBi:Co-Fe bilayers is investigated by X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), polarized neutron reflectometry (PNR), and micromagnetic simu-lations. The purpose of the present research is two-fold. First, the

Low-Background Neutron Reflectometry from Solid/Liquid Interfaces

February 1, 2022
David Hoogerheide, Joseph Dura, Brian B. Maranville, Charles Majkrzak
Liquid cells are an increasingly common sample environment for neutron reflectometry experiments and are critical for measuring the properties of materials at solid/liquid interfaces. Background scattering determines the maximum useful scattering vector

The Suppression of Orange-Peel Coupling in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions by Pre-Oxidation

October 12, 2021
William F. Egelhoff Jr., Robert McMichael, Cindi L. Dennis, Mark D. Stiles, Alexander J. Shapiro, Brian B. Maranville, Cedric J. Powell
We have have found that pre-oxidation of the bottom Co electrode in magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) very effectively suppresses orange-peel coupling. The result is a free layer that is much softer. Work by others has demonstrated that pre-oxidation is

Thin Film Edge Property Measurements by Edge Saturation

October 12, 2021
Brian B. Maranville, Robert McMichael, Cindi L. Dennis, C A. Ross, J Cheng
Two techniques are described for characterizing the magnetic properties of the edges in long, straight magnetic stripes, using vector magnetometry. The critical transverse field at which the edge magnetization saturates is determined by measuring

Layering of Magnetic Nanoparticles at Amorphous Magnetic Templates with Perpendicular Anisotropy

August 26, 2020
Apurve Saini, Julie Borchers, Sebastian George, Brian B. Maranville, Kathryn L. Krycka, Joseph Dura, Katharina Theis-Brohl, Max Wolff
We reveal the assembly of monodisperse magnetite nanoparticles of sizes 5 nm, 15 nm and 25 nm from dilute water-based ferrofluids onto an amorphous magnetic template with out-ofplane anisotropy. From neutron reflectometry experiments we extract density

NonVolatile Ionic Modification of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction

September 4, 2019
L. Herrera Diez, Y. T. Liu, Dustin A. Gilbert, M. Belmeguenai, J. Vogel, S. Pizzini, E. Martinez, A. Lamperti, J. B. Mohammedi, A. Laborieux, Y. Roussigne, Alexander Grutter, E. Arenholtz, Patrick Quarterman, Brian B. Maranville, S. Ono, M. Salah El Hadri, R. Tolley, E. E. Fullerton, L. Sanchez-Tejerina, A. Stashkevich, S. M. Cherif, A. D. Kent, D. Querlioz, J. Langer, B. Ocker, D. Ravelosona
The possibility to tune the Dzyaloshinskii Moriya interaction (DMI) by electric (E) field gating in ultra-thin magnetic materials has opened new perspectives in terms of controlling the stabilization of chiral spin structures. Most recent efforts have used

Nuclear Spin Incoherent Neutron Scattering from Quantum Well Resonators

July 1, 2019
Max Wolff, Anton Devishvili, Joseph Dura, Franz A. Adlmann, Brian Kitchen, Gunnar K. Palsson, Heikki Palonen, Brian B. Maranville, Charles Majkrzak, Boris P. Toperverg
We report the detection and quantification of nuclear spin incoherent scattering from hydrogen occupying interstitial sites in a thin film of vanadium. The neutron wave field is enhanced in a quantum resonator with magnetically switchable iron boundaries

Pulsed Laser Deposition Films from a Ba 2 FeMoO 6 Target onto SrTiO 3 [001]: Chemical and Magnetic Inhomogeneity

October 22, 2018
Daniel M. Pajerowski, Lisa J. Krayer, Brian Kirby, Brian B. Maranville, Julie Borchers, Kyeong-Won Kim, David P. Norton
We have used a combination of x-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, x-ray and neutron reflectivity, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to investigate inhomogeneities within pulsed laser deposition, Ba2FeMoO6 films on SrTiO3[001]. These results show

Ionic Tuning of Cobaltites at the Nanoscale

October 3, 2018
Dustin Allen Gilbert, Alexander J Grutter, Peyton D. Murray, Rajesh V. Chopdekar, Alexander M. Kane, Aleksey L. Ionin, Michael S. Lee, Steven R. Spurgeon, Brian J Kirby, Brian B. Maranville, Alpha T. N'Diaye, Apurva Mehta, Elke Arenholz, Kai Liu, Yayoi Takamura, Julie A. Borchers

reductus: A Stateless Python Data-Reduction Service with a Browser Frontend

October 1, 2018
Brian B. Maranville, William D. Ratcliff, Paul A. Kienzle
The online data reduction service reductus transforms measurements in experimental science from laboratory coordinates into physically meaningful quantities with accurate estimation of uncertainties based on instrumental settings and properties. This

Nanoscale Magnetic Localization in Exchange Strength Modulated Ferromagnets

August 3, 2018
Brian J Kirby, L. Fallarino, P. Riego, Brian B. Maranville, Casey W. Miller, A. Berger
Compositional grading can be used to continuously vary the "local" Curie temperature across the thickness of a ferromagnetic alloy thin film, allowing for a continuously moveable vertical boundary between strongly and weakly magnetized regions. The utility

In Situ Nanoscale Characterization of Water Penetration through Plasma Polymerized Coatings

August 1, 2018
Yang Zhou, Brian Patrick Josey, Emmanuel Anim-Danso, Brian B. Maranville, Jenia Karapetrova, Zhang Jiang, Qixin Zhou, Ali Dhinojwala, Mark D. Foster
The search continues for means of making quick determinations of the efficacy of a coating for protecting a metal surface against corrosion. One means of reducing the time scale needed to differentiate the performance of different coatings is to draw from

Self-assembled Layering of Magnetic Nanoparticles in a Ferrofluid onSilicon Surfaces

January 4, 2018
Katharina Theis-Brohl, Erika C. Vreeland, Andrew Gomez, Dale L. Huber, Apurve Saini, Max Wolff, Brian B. Maranville, Erik Brok, Kathryn L. Krycka, Joseph Dura, Julie Borchers
This article describes the 3D self-assembly of monodisperse colloidal magnetite nanoparticles from a dilute water-based ferrofluid onto a silicon surface and the dependence of the resultant magnetic structure with applied field. The nanoparticles assemble

Nanolayer Analysis by Neutron Reflectometry

July 18, 2017
Joseph A. Dura, Eric Daniel Rus, Paul Kienzle, Brian B. Maranville
Neutron reflectometry offers unique benefits for nanolayer research in green chemistry by providing accurate depth profiles of thin films and interfaces with sub-nanometer precision under in operando condition of active material in their native

Large Energy Product Enhancement in Perpendicularly Coupled MnBi/CoFe Magnetic Bilayers

August 29, 2016
T. R. Gao, L. Fang, S. Fackler, S. Maruyama, X. H. Zhang, L. L. Wang, T. Rana, P. Manchanda, A. Kashyap, K. Janicka, A. L. Wysocki, A. T. N'Diaye, E. Arenholz, Julie Borchers, Brian Kirby, Brian B. Maranville, K. W. Sun, M. J. Kramer, V. P. Antropov, D. D. Johnson, R. Skomski, J. Cui, I. Takeuchi
Finding rare-earth free alternatives to Nd and Sm based permanent magnets has emerged as an urgent technological challenge due to the global economic impact of price instability of rare-earth elements. Among possible candidates, MnBi is one of the few

Measurement and Modeling of Polarized Specular Neutron Reflectivity in Large Magnetic Fields

August 1, 2016
Brian B. Maranville, Brian J Kirby, Alexander J Grutter, Paul Kienzle, Charles F. Majkrzak, Yaohua Liu, Cindi L. Dennis
The presence of a large applied magnetic field removes the degeneracy of the vacuum energy states for spin-up and spin-down neutrons. For polarized neutron reflectometry, this must be included in the reference potential energy of the Schrodinger equation

Structural and Magnetic Depth Profiles of Magneto-Ionic Heterostructures Beyond the Interface Limit

July 22, 2016
Dustin A. Gilbert, Alexander J. Grutter, Elke Arenholz, Kai Liu, Brian J. Kirby, Julie A. Borchers, Brian B. Maranville
Electric-field control of magnetism provides a promising route towards ultralow power information storage and sensor technologies. The effects of magneto-ionic motion have so far been prominently featured in the direct modification of interface chemical

Controllable Positive Exchange Bias via Redox-Driven Oxygen Migration

March 21, 2016
Dustin A. Gilbert, Justin Olamit, Randy K. Dumas, Brian J. Kirby, Alexander J. Grutter, Brian B. Maranville, Elke Arenholz, Julie A. Borchers, Kai Liu
We have observed oxygen migration across buried interfaces in Gd^xdx^Fe1-x/NiCoO films, which leads to tunable positive exchange bias over a relatively small cooling field range of 300 mT. The tunability is shown to be the result of an interfacial layer of

Reversible Control of Magnetism in La 0.67 Sr 0.33 MnO 3 through Chemically-Induced Oxygen Migration

February 24, 2016
Alexander J. Grutter, Dustin A. Gilbert, U. S. Alaan, E. Arenholz, Brian B. Maranville, Julie A. Borchers, Y. Suzuki, Kai Liu, Brian J. Kirby
We demonstrate reversible control of magnetization and anisotropy in La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 films through interfacial oxygen migration. Gd metal capping layers deposited onto La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 leach Oxygen from the film through a solid-state redox reaction to

Realization of Ground-State Artificial Skyrmion Lattices at Room Temperature

October 8, 2015
Dustin A. Gilbert, Brian B. Maranville, Andy L. Balk, Brian J. Kirby, Peter Fischer, Daniel T. Pierce, John Unguris, Julie A. Borchers, Kai Liu
The topological nature of magnetic skyrmions deriving from broken symmetries leads to extraordinary static and dynamic properties that provide new insight in fundamental problems of magnetism and exciting potentials for exploitation in novel magnetic

Effective Anisotropy Gradient in Pressure Graded [Co/Pd] Multilayers

February 14, 2015
Brian J. Kirby, P. K. Greene, Brian B. Maranville, J. E. Davis, Kai Liu
A vertically graded anisotropy profile has been proposed as an optimized balance of low coercivity and thermal stability for multilayers used in magnetic media. Deposition pressure is known to have a profound effect on the magnetic reversal properties of