Faculty

Caroline A. Ross

 

Disciplines

Research

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 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. They also study the self-assembly of block copolymers and develop methods for templating self-assembly in order to form well-organized structures useful in nanoscale devices. Their 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

"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 (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)

"AC and DC Current-Induced Motion of a 360˚ Domain Wall," M.D. Mascaro, C.A. Ross, Phys. Rev. B 82, 214411 (2010)

"Shape and Strain-induced magnetization reorientation and magnetic anisotropy in thin film CoCrPt/Ti rings and lines," D.A. Navas, C. Nam, D. Velazquez, C.A. Ross, Phys. Rev. B 81 224439 (2010) p1–11

"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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Research Spotlight: Caroline Ross
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October 9, 2013
Innovative complex self-assembly
Professor Ross, Professor Alexander-Katz, and their collaborators have developed a new technique that allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step.
July 19, 2012
Self-assembled structures
Professor Caroline Ross, Professor Alfredo Alexander-Katz, and their colleagues have found a new way of making complex three-dimensional structures using self-assembling polymer materials that form
June 8, 2012
Step toward computing with light November 28, 2011
Prof. Ross to be DMSE Associate Head
Professor Caroline A. Ross will serve as Associate Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, effective Oct. 13, 2011.
October 14, 2011
Wulff Lecture, April 13, Prof. Caroline Ross
Please join us for the Spring 2010 Wulff Lecture, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 4:30pm, in 1-190. A reception will follow.
April 12, 2010
Prof. Ross and colleagues developing self assembling computer chips
Molecules that arrange themselves into predictable patterns on silicon chips could lead to microprocessors with much smaller circuit elements.
March 17, 2010