March 21, 2019
Zoe Boekelheide, from Lafayette College, will present "Magnetic reversal in nanoparticles: Mechanisms, measurement, and biological applications". Free pizza and everyone welcome.
Magnetic materials are used in a wide array of modern applications, from data storage to cancer treatment, and research into the magnetic properties of materials has been largely driven by these applications. The mechanisms by which magnetic materials reverse the direction of their magnetization are of interest for many of these applications. Nanoscale magnets in particular are intriguing because of their small size, and they exhibit rich and complex magnetic reversal behavior. In this talk, she will discuss a few different ways her group is studying magnetic reversal in nanoparticles: both experimental measurement and micromagnetic modeling, as well as exploring biomedical applications which take advantage of the magnetic reversal process, such as magnetic hyperthermia cancer treatment.