The University of Maryland MRSEC grants ended in September 2013 after 17 years of successful operation. This site remains as a history of the center, but will not be actively maintained.
Industrial and National Lab Outreach
Corporate & Small Business Outreach
- Scanned probe (SQUID) microscopy: Neocera, Inc., MD
Collaborators: A. Orozco (Neocera), I. Takeuchi (UMD-MRSEC)
This outreach involves the development of novel scanned probes and their use for characterizing the magnetic properties of thin film materials and devices.
- Multiferroic device characterization: Seagate Technologies
Collaborators: I. Takeuchi (UMD-MRSEC), T. Clinton (Seagate)
High frequency properties of multiferroic thin flim multilayers are being investigated. Change in the magnetic properties as a function of electric field is studied as a function of electric field.
- Combinatorial investigation of wide bandgap semiconductors: Blue Wave Semiconductors
Collaborators: I. Takeuchi (UMD-MRSEC), R.D. Vispute (Blue Wave)
Combinatorial PLD is used to explore novel compositions of functional wide bandgap oxide thin films. ZnO based compositions are systematically doped with magnetic elements.
- Combinatorial investigation of novel high temperature sensors: Lutronics
Collaborators: I. Takeuchi (UMD-MRSEC), Yalin Lu (Lutronics)
Combinatorial PLD is used to develop novel ultra high temperature sensors based on luminescence of rare-earth doped oxide thin films.
- Multiferroic magnetic sensors: Lockheed-Martin
Collaborators: I. Takeuchi (UMD-MRSEC), Christina Drake (LM)
All thin-film multiferroic magnetic field sensors are being developed for possible use in medical imaging applications.