Caroline A. Ross




Prof. Ross' research is directed towards the magnetic properties of thin films and small structures, particularly for data storage and logic applications, and towards methods for creating nanoscale structures based on directed self-assembly and lithography. Current research on magnetic materials includes the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanostructures for domain wall logic devices, the behavior of 360 degree domain walls, magnetic metallic particles formed by templated dewetting, magnetoelasticity, magnetic perovskites such as Fe- and Co-substituted strontium titanate, magnetooptical materials for integrated optical isolators, and self-assembled oxide nanocomposites. Ross also studies the self-assembly of block copolymers and develops methods for templating self-assembly in order to form well-organized structures useful in nanoscale fabrication and devices. The Thin Film Laboratory includes a pulsed laser deposition system and an ultra-high vacuum sputter system, in addition to a range of magnetic, magnetooptical, and magnetoelectronic characterization equipment.

Selected Publications


Design rules for self-assembled block copolymer patterns using tiled templates, Jae-Byum Chang, Hong Kyoon Choi, Adam F. Hannon, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Caroline A. Ross, and Karl K. Berggren, Nature Communications 5 3305 (2014)

Templated Self-Assembly of Functional Oxide Nanocomposites, Nicolas M. Aimon, Hong Kyoon Choi, XueYin Sun, Dong Hun Kim, and Caroline A. Ross, Adv. Mater. (2014)

Three-Dimensional Nanofabrication by Block Copolymer Self-Assembly, C. A. Ross, K. K. Berggren, J. Y. Cheng, Y. S. Jung, J.-B. Chang, Adv. Mater. (2014) [review article]

Strain induced spin reorientation in epitaxial Cu/Ni/Cu rings, E. C. Corredor, D. Coffey, M. Ciria, J. I. Arnaudas, J. Aisa, C. A. Ross, Phys. Rev. B 88 054418 (2013)

Magnetic vortex dynamics in thickness-modulated Ni 80Fe 20 disks, G. Shimon, A. O. Adeyeye, and C. A. Ross, Phys. Rev. B 87, 214422 (2013)

Gold shunt pads as a chirality filter for current-driven 360° domain wall motion in a ferromagnetic wire, Jinshuo Zhang and Caroline A. Ross, Applied Physics Letters 103, 162411 (2013)

Ordered Nanoscale Archimedean Tilings of a Templated 3-Miktoarm Star Terpolymer, Karim Aissou, Hong Kyoon Choi, Adam Nunns, Ian Manners, and Caroline A. Ross, Nano Lett., 2013, 13 (2), pp 835–839

Templated Assembly of Co-Pt Nanoparticles via Thermal and Laser-Induced Dewetting of Bilayer Metal Films, Yong-Jun Oh, Jung-Hwan Kim, Carl V. Thompson, Caroline A. Ross, Nanoscale 2013, 5 (1), 401 – 407

Templating Three-Dimensional Self-Assembled Structures in Bilayer Block Copolymer Films, A.T.K. Ghariehali, K.W. Gotrik, A.F. Hannon, A. Alexander-Katz, C.A. Ross, K. K. Berggren, Science 336 1294 (2012)

Simulation of inhomogeneous magnetoelastic anisotropy in ferroelectric/ferromagnetic nanocomposites, Nicolas M. Aimon, Jiexi Liao and C. A. Ross, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 232901 (2012)

On-chip optical isolation in monolithically integrated nonreciprocal optical resonators, Lei Bi, Juejun Hu, Peng Jiang, Dong Hun Kim, Gerald F. Dionne, Lionel C. Kimerling and C. A. Ross, Nature Photonics 5, 758–762  (2011)

Magnetoelastic effects in SrTi1−xMxO3 (M = Fe, Co, or Cr) epitaxial thin films, Dong Hun Kim, Lei Bi, Peng Jiang, Gerald F. Dionne, C.A. Ross, Phys. Rev. B 84 014416 (2011)

Complex self-assembled patterns using sparse commensurate templates with locally varying motifs, Joel K. W. Yang, Yeon Sik Jung, Jae-Byum Chang, Caroline A. Ross, and Karl K. Berggren, Nature Nanotechnology 5, 256-260 (2010)

Graphoepitaxy of self-assembled block copolymers on 2D periodic patterned templates, Ion Bita, Joel K.W. Yang, Yeon Sik Jung, Caroline A. Ross, Edwin L. Thomas, Karl K. Berggren, Science 321 (5821) p939-943 (2008)


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