NRI Site Visit, April 12, 2011

Nanoelectronics Research Initiative Site Visit

University of Nebraska scientists hosted a team of industry researchers from the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) on April 12, 2011 as part of the joint NRI/NSF Supplement to the Nebraska MRSEC. The visiting NRI team was Steve Kramer (Intel) and Zoran Krivokapic (AMD). Bill Gallagher (IBM), Andrew Marshall (Texas Instruments), and Charles Kuo (Intel) attended via web conference.

Evgeny Tsymbal presented an overview of Nebraska MRSEC's research and education programs. Nebraska researchers then presented results from several active research projects. The goal of the Nebraska MRSEC supplement is to understand the physics of boundary magnetization of magnetoelectric antiferromagnets by focusing on a range of complex magnetoelectric transition-metal oxides. The visit provided a forum for stimulating discussions about how Nebraska research can and will help meet the goals of the NRI.


  • Introduction to Nebraska MRSEC, Evgeny Tsymbal
  • Overview of the NSF/NRI supplementary project, Kirill Belashchenko
  • Evidence of boundary magnetization in magnetoelectric antiferromagnets, Christian Binek
  • Growth and characterization of the magnetoelectric trirutile Fe2TeO6, Junlei Wang
  • The surface spin polarization of Cr2O3, Peter Dowben
  • Low energy electron diffraction: Efforts of a detailed analysis of the surface structure, Ning Wu
  • Bulk and surface magnetism of Cr2O3 and prospects of enhancing its Néel temperature by chemical substitution: First-principles studies, Kirill Belashchenko


NRI Site Visit 2011

Ning Wu speaks about efforts of a detailed analysis of a surface structure.

NRI Site Visit

Industry Liaisons

Steve Kramer – Intel
Charles Kuo – Intel
Andrew Marshall –
Texas Instruments
Bill Gallagher – IBM
Yaw Obeng – NIST
Zoran Krivokapic – AMD

NRI Site Visit 2011

Cr2O3(0001) film imaged by XMCD PEEM at the Cr L edge. (a) No contrast at 584 K. (b) Multidomain state after zero-field cooling. (c) Nearly single-domain state at 223 K after magnetoelectric field cooling.