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Research mission

Our lab works in the field of experimental condensed matter physics with a focus on spintronics. We design and probe magnetic nanoscale heterosructures and devices. Employing spectroscopic methods in the regimes of low frequecies, microwave and terahertz frequencies, we study spin dynamics and spin transport. One of our goals is to better understand the interplay of spins and lattice and to develop energy-efficient spintronics applications. >>> research

Prospective group members

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Teaching and outreach

Our lab develops outreach experiments for students and teachers. To attend the demostrations, visit us during outreach events (e.g. Highlander Day, Discovery Day, Long Night of Arts & Innovation) or schedule a tour.

To search for classes taught by Prof. Barsukov (usually General Physics PHYS040B, Electromagnetism PHYS135B, and Nanomagnetism & Spintronics PHYS235), please visit UCR classes (select a quarter and type 'Barsukov' in the instructor field). All course materials are posted on iLearn.

Contact

Postal address:
Barsukov Group
UC Riverside, Physics
3401 Watkins Drive
Riverside, CA 92507

Laboratory location:
178 MSE building
tel: +1 951 827 5389

PI's office:
222 MSE building
tel: +1 951 827 5343

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News

May 2020: Prof. Barsukov delivers an invited talk for the Academy of Ditinguished Teachers at UCR.

May 2020: The collaborative paper on freestanding microwave antenna devices has been published in Phys. Rev. Appl.

Mar 2020: The META2020 symposium where Prof. Barsukov was invited to give a talk on nonlinear spin dynamics in nanomagnets is postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.

Mar 2020: Our SHINES-collaborative paper on SAF-based spin Josephson oscillator is published in Appl. Phys. Lett.

Mar 2020: The Intermag in Montreal where Prof. Barsukov was invited to give a talk on nonlinear spin dynamics in nanomagnets is cancelled due to COVID-19.

Feb 2020: Prof. Barsukov delivers an invited talk at the Center for Memory and Recording Research, UC San Diego.

Feb 2020: Prof. Barsukov attends the award ceremony as UCR's Junior Excellence in Teaching Distinguished faculty.

Jan 2020: Prof. Barsukov delivers an invited talk at the Condensed Matter Seminar (dept of physics), UC San Diego.

Dec 2019: Our educational paper on magnetic resonance is published in The Physics Teacher.

Nov 2019: Our lab visits the Partiot high-school of Jurupa Valley with demonstration experiments on magnetism and spintronics.

Nov 2019: Students from the Palms AVID high-school visit our lab to learn about magnetism and spintronics.

Nov 2019: The paper on 'Resonant non-linear damping in nanomagnets' is featured in 'UCR Life'.

Nov 2019: Bassim Arkook presents a talk on 'Microwave Spectroscopy of Individual FM/2D Microstructures' at the MMM conference in Las Vegas. David Nelson presents a poster on 'Exploring Magnetic Resonance with a Compass'. Prof. Barsukov serves as a member of the Program Committee.

Oct 2019: Magnon scattering redefines how nanomagnets respond to spin currents. A study on resonant non-linear spin response in nanoscale magnets has been published in Science Advances.

Oct 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers a talk on long-range spin transport at SHINES All-Hands Meeting.

Oct 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers a physics colloquium at the California State University Long Beach.

Oct 2019: Our lab represents the Dept of Physics and Astronomy at this year's Long Night of Arts and Innovations. Students from our group and Astro Club, and Development Technicians inspire and educate hundreds of kids and adults in downtown Riverside.

Sep 2019: David and Keanu appear on the postcard of UCR Physics Program.

Aug 2019: David Nelson and Stephen Iota graduate as BSc (Physics) from our lab. Congratulations!

Aug 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers an invited talk at the SPIE Spintronics conference in San Diego, CA.

Aug 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers a talk at EFRC review with the US Department of Energy in Washington DC. Arezoo and Rudy present our research with two posters.

June 2019: We provide lab tours and present demonstration experiments developed in our lab to local teachers of the Physics Teacher Academy.

June 2019: Prof. Barsukov receives 'Junior Excellence in Teaching Award' by the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, UCR.

June 2019: David Nelson receives Brown Williams Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Achievements.

Apr 2019: Prof. Barsukov speaks at the Society of Physics Students at UC Riverside.

May 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers an invited talk at the Southern California Condensed Matter Meeting, USC, Los Angeles.

Mar 2019: Prof. Barsukov receives the recognition as outstanding referee by Communications Physics.

Mar 2019: David Nelson's poster presented at the annual SHINES meeting by Arezoo Etesamirad receives a best poster award (3rd place).

Mar 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers a talk at the annual meeting of the SHINES research center.

Mar 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers a physics colloquium at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Mar 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers a physics colloquium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Mar 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers a condensed matter seminar at University of Delaware.

Jan 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers a talk on micro-scale microwave spectroscopy at the SHINES All-hands meeting.

Jan 2019: Hassan Al-Ghamdi and Abdulrahman Al-Bariqi graduate with MSc in Physics. Congratulations!

Jan 2019: Prof. Barsukov delivers a talk on exchange-mediated spin flows at the Joint Intermag-MMM 2019 Conference in Washington D.C.

Jan 2019: Prof. Barsukov accepts an invitation to serve on the program committee for the MMM 2019 conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Dec 2018: Prof. Barsukov delivers an invited seminar on magnon condensates and spin superfluidity at University Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Dec 2018: Prof. Barsukov gives a series of invited lectures on magnetism at University Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

Nov 2018: Bassim Arkook delivers a talk on spin dynamics in coupled spin systems at the SHINES seminar.

Sept 2018: Our lab receives the collaborative DoE-EFRC grant "Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems".

Sept 2018: Prof. Barsukov has been elected to Divisional Executive Committee MIND of the American Vacuum Society.

Sept 2018: Prof. Barsukov delivers an invited seminar talk at the Nijmegen University, Netherlands.

Sept 2018: Prof. Barsukov is on a research stay at the University Duisburg-Essen and Helmholtz Research Center Dresden, Germany.

Aug 2018: Our lab receives NSF grant "Spin torque devices driven by tailored spin currents".

Jul 2018: Prof. Barsukov delivers an invited symposium talk at the Intl Conference on Magnetism in San Francisco, CA.

Jun 2018: Erik Hagen joins our group as Undergraduate Student Researcher.

Jun 2018: Prof. Barsukov delivers an invited talk at the Spin Caloritronics conference in Columbus, OH.

Jun 2018: Our team presents demonstration experiments on magnetism and spintronics for the Summer Teacher Academy.

Jun 2018: Esther Cookson graduates with BSc in physics. Congratulations!

Apr 2018: Highlander Day at UCR: Prof. Barsukov presents Condensed Matter Research and gives lab tours.

Mar 2018: Stephen Iota joins our lab as Undergraduate Student Researcher.

Mar 2018: Bassim Arkook delivers a talk at the APS March Meeting on magnon condensation in coupled spin systems.

Jan 2018: Bassim Arkook receives the APS Student Travel Award.

Dec 2017: Prof. Barsukov delivers an invited seminar on magnetism at the Teacher Academy Workshop.

Nov 2017: Bassim Arkook delivers a talk at the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference on YIG/Py spin-torque oscillator nanodevices.

Oct 2017: Discover Day at UCR: Esther Cookson develops and our group presents an outreach program to the public.

Oct 2017: Esther Cookson develops and our group presents an outreach program at the Long Night of Arts and Innovation in Riverside Downtown. Hundreds of visitors are excited to see demonstration experiments on electromagnetism and spintronics. Our group receives a thank-you letter from the Mayor of Riverside.

Sep 2017: Bassim Arkook receives a Student Travel Award of the IEEE Magnetics Society.

Jun 2017: Rodolfo Rodriguez graduates as BSc (physics).