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Dr. Plamen Stamenov

Assistant Professor (Physics)


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I have become the point of reference for queries on Magnetism and electromagnetic phenomena within Ireland. Examples include consultancy work to SMEs, response to queries from the public, consultation of broadcasters and film producers and large body of refereeing and reviewing work for more than 20 international journals and national and foreign funding agencies (SFI - Ireland, CAPES - Brazil, FCT - Portugal, A-STAR - Singapore).
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Americal Physical Society (APS) 2005
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2010
Atcheson, G. and Siewierska, K. and Coey, J.M.D. and Rode, K. and Stamenov, P., Stability of Mn2RuxGa-based multilayer stacks, Thin Solid Films, 745, (139104), 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Kumar A., Zhang R., Venkatesan M., Stamenov P., Coey J.M.D., Exfoliation of hematite: Morphological, structural and magnetic investigations, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 542, 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Kelly, A.G. and O'Reilly, J. and Gabbett, C. and SzydÅ'owska, B. and O'Suilleabhain, D. and Khan, U. and Maughan, J. and Carey, T. and Sheil, S. and Stamenov, P. and Coleman, J.N., Highly Conductive Networks of Silver Nanosheets, Small, 2022, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Cunningham, S., Hrelescu, C., Atcheson, G., Stamenov, P. and Louise Bradley, A., Photoluminescence modification using plasmonic nanoparticles coupled to vanadium dioxide, OSA Optical Design and Fabrication 2021 (Flat Optics, Freeform, IODC, OFT), OSA Optical Fabrication and Testing, 27/6/21, (JTu1A.2), 2021, Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ahmadian Baghbaderani H., Masood A., Alvarez K.L., Mathuna C.O., McCloskey P., Stamenov P., CALPHAD-assisted development of in-situ nanocrystallised melt-spun Co-Fe-B alloy with high Bs (1.57 T), Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 877, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Borisov K., Ehrler J., Fowley C., Eggert B., Wende H., Cornelius S., Potzger K., Lindner J., Fassbender J., Bali R., Stamenov P., Spin polarization and magnetotransport properties of systematically disordered Fe60Al40 thin films, Physical Review B, 104, (13), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
C. Banerjee, K. Rode, G. Atcheson, S. Lenne, P. Stamenov, J. M. D. Coey, and J. Besbas, Ultrafast Double Pulse All-Optical Reswitching of a Ferrimagnet, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 126, 2021, p177202-1 - 177202-5, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Guido Bonfiglio; Karsten Rode; Gwenael Atcheson; Plamen Stamenov; J. M. D. Coey; Alexey Kimel; Theo Rasing; Andrei Kirilyuk, Sub-picosecond exchange-relaxation in the compensated ferrimagnet Mn2RuxGa, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter , 33, 2021, p135804-1 - 135804-7, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Stamenova M., Stamenov P., Mahfouzi F., Sun Q., Kioussis N., Sanvito S., Spin transfer torque in Mn3Ga -based ferrimagnetic tunnel junctions from first principles, Physical Review B, 103, (9), 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL  URL
N. Teichert , G. Atcheson, K. Siewierska, M. N. Sanz-Ortiz , M. Venkatesan, K. Rode, Magnetic reversal and pinning in a perpendicular zero-moment half-metal, PHYSICAL REVIEW MATERIALS, 5, 2021, p034408-1 - 034408-9, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Magnetism of the Elements in, editor(s)Michael Coey and Stuart Parkin , Handbook of Magnetism and Magnetism Materials, Springer Reference, Springer, 2021, pp1 - 37, [Plamen Stamenov], Notes: [Book chapter], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED


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Outstanding referees for Review of Scientific Instruments 2011
My research interests are focused on the general area of magnetism and spin electronics. I am involved in projects on magnetic tunnel junctions and sensors, oxide magnetic metarials, high-frequency magnetics and magnetotransport. Applied magnetism, and in particular, materials and measurement techniques for spintronics - the new electronics based on the spin of the electron, which is not just a tiny charged particle, but a tiny magnet. Topics covered include: the unexpected magnetism of systems without magnetic ions, and dilute magnetic semiconductors, where the work has been widely recognized and well-cited; more recent work on close-to-antiferromagnetic, zero-moment-half-metals that is already beginning to attract a lot of attention; less fashionable topics include Fermi-surface studies in semimetals and oxides; and the development of unique measurement equipment and novel methodologies. The area of dilute magnetic semiconductors and so-called d0-systems was active 2004 - 2010. The main contribution here has been the discovery and characterisation of the conditions under which certain oxide systems, such as HfO2 and SnO2, exhibit ferromagnetic-like responses - related to doping, atomic defects and nano-/meso-structure. The work has attracted widespread interest of material scientists, chemists and magneticians. The realisation that macroscopic room-temperature magnetic behaviour can have its underpinning not only in localized magnetic moments linked by exchange interactions, but also in defect states, organized with the help of conduction electrons or via second-order-polarisation-effects has had a profound effect on the magnetism community. This subject still has a substantial following and it is here that I have worked closely with Prof. J. M. D. Coey. A more recent focus of the Magnetism and Spin Electronics group at TCD, since about 2010, has been the design and study of systems where there is simultaneously net spin-compensation and high conduction electron spin-polarisation, such as intermetallic alloys in the Mn-Ga family. These are highly attractive for applications in for example spin-torque oscillators, because their substantial independence from external magnetic fields, and their expected very high ferromagnetic resonance frequencies - high GHz and up to the low-THz region. The prospects of pushing magnetism to these higher frequency bands, together with the purely scientific curiosity as to the interaction of spin-polarised currents with two opposing, chemically inequivalent magnetic sublattices is already attracting the interest of magneticians, resonance specialists, material scientists and inorganic chemists. There are great opportunities here for both novel science, and a transformational breakthrough based on ultra-high-frequency chip-based communications, that could shape the future of 'big data' My work on electronic structure characterisation of novel materials has shifted focus from semimetals, such as Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite and bundled carbon nanowires, to the semimagnetic semiconductors ZnO:Co and SnO2, and to 'bad' hole-dominated magnetic metals - SrRuO3. This activity is ongoing; gaps in the understanding of the particular materials are filled. Publications in this area are 'slow-growers' in terms of citation. Work on the development of methodologies and instrumentation covers magnetometry, Andreev reflection spectrometry, scanning probe techniques and highly-parallel depth-profiling Mössbauer spectroscopy. This area of research is less cited, but highly innovative and for me most rewarding, over the longer term.