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David Newman

Postgraduate Researcher (Metamaterials CDT 2018)


I am a first year postgraduate student within the Centre of Doctoral Training for Metamaterials at the University of Exeter.

Before my PhD, I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Exeter, graduating with an integrated MPhys. My dissertation involved applying a local FMR frequency method to quantify the dynamic manifestation of the configurational anisotropy in nanomagnets.

The title of my PhD is "Detection of magnetic meta-atom dynamics by X-ray ferromagnetic resonance" and is supervised by Prof. Rob Hicken, Dr. Mustafa Aziz and Dr Maciej Dabrowski. 

X-ray ferromagnetic resonance (XFMR) will be used to probe spin-wave excitations in "magnetic exchange springs" and spin currents in antiferromagnetic layers.