Leonard Spinu, Ph.D.

Spinu

Biography

  • B.S. - "Al. I. Cuza" University, Iasi, Romania, 1991
  • M.S. - University of Paris XI, Orsay, France, 1992
  • Ph.D. - University of Paris XI, Orsay, France, 1998


Contact

  • Email: lspinu@uno.edu
  • Phone: (504) 280-3218
  • Office: SC 2013
  • Group Page


Lab Personnel

  • Aurelian Rotaru - Post Doc.
  • Huy Ngoc Pham - Ph.D
  • Andrei Diaconu - Ph.D
  • Ezra Garza - Graduate Student
  • Kyle Monti - Undergraduate Student
  • Denny Lenormand - Undergraduate Student

The Spin Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is located in the Advanced Materials Research Institute (AMRI) and Department of Physics from University of New Orleans. The laboratory works in the main area of nanomagnetism with basic and applied research projects focused on nanoscale characterization of magnetic structures for nonvolatile memory applications, magnetization dynamics in nanostructured materials, and controlled spin dynamics in solid state qubits. Current programs are funded by various state and federal agencies, university and institute. The Spin Dynamics Laboratory is located in one of the most interesting cities in the world, and with the acquisition of the dry-dilution refrigerator (no liquid He needed!!), the SDL is the coolest point in New Orleans with a base temperature of 15 mK!.

The Spin Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is engaged in various fundamental and applied research projects in the field of magnetic materials and devices for information storage and recording, high frequency applications and ultra-low temperature studies of strongly correlated materials. The current focus is on nanoscale characterization (local probing) of magnetic structures for nonvolatile memory applications, magnetization dynamics in nanostructured materials, and spin dynamics in strongly correlated materials.

The Spin Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) is engaged in various fundamental and applied research projects in the field of magnetic materials and devices for information storage and recording, high frequency applications and ultra-low temperature studies of strongly correlated materials. The current focus is on nanoscale characterization (local probing) of magnetic structures for nonvolatile memory applications, magnetization dynamics in nanostructured materials, and spin dynamics in strongly correlated materials.

 

Current Research Grants

NIRT : Fabrication of Functional Architectures through the Directed Assembly of Nanoscale Building Blocks
National Science Foundation - NSF

SGER: Local Probing of Magnetization Switching using Vectorial Susceptibility Experiments
National Science Foundation - NSF

Nanoscale Mechanical Devices
Louisiana Board of Regents

 

Recent Papers

Dynamic Critical Curve of a Synthetic Antiferromagnet H. Pham, D. Cimpoesu, A. V. Plamada, A. Stancu and L. Spinu Appl. Phys. Lett, accepted (2009)

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Tunable (dp,dp)-Type Antiferromagnetic Order in a-Fe(Te,Se) Superconductors Wei Bao, Y. Qiu, Q. Huang, M. A. Green, P. Zajdel, M. R. Fitzsimmons, M. Zhernenkov, S. Chang, Minghu Fang, B. Qian, E. K. Vehstedt, Jinhu Yang, H. M. Pham, L. Spinu, and Z. Q. Mao Phys. Rev. Lett., 102(24), 247001 (2009)

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Structural, magnetic, and electronic transport properties of (Sr0.9Ca0.1)3Ru2O7 single crystal B. Qian, Z. Qu, J. Peng, T. J. Liu, X. Wu, L. Spinu, Z. Q. Mao J. Appl. Phys., 105(7), 07E323-1-3 (2009)

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Superconductivity close to magnetic instability in Fe(Se1-xTex)0.82 M. H. Fang, H. M. Pham, B. Qian, T. J. Liu, E. K. Vehstedt, Y. Liu, L. Spinu, and Z. Q. Mao Phys. Rev. B., 78(22), 224503-1-5 (2008)

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