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Carl Rau
Professor
 
e-mail:rau@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D., ( Dr. rer. nat.) (1970) TUM
  • B.S. (1963) Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • M.S. (1967) TUM
  • Dr. habil., (1980) Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (LMU)
 
Primary Department
   Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Websites
 Welcome to My Home Page
 
Research Areas
 Surface Science, Nanomagnetism, Nanomagnetic Devices, Non-Volatile, Nanomagnetic Random Access Memory (RAM) Cells, Nano-Magnetic Microscopy, Nano-magnetic Logic Devices, nano-magnetic classical and quantum computing
 
Research Statement
 

Carl Rau is an internationally recognized expert in surface physics, magnetism and nanoscience. His research focuses on the electronic, magnetic and structural properties of novel magnetic materials to be used in future, ultrafast nano-scale devices. He has pioneered several spin-sensitive surface spectroscopies: electron capture spectroscopy (ECS), spin-polarized electron emission spectroscopy (SPEES) and scanning ion microscopy with polarization analysis (SIMPA). He has succeeded in producing a series of novel ultra-thin magnetic film systems that are epitaxially deposited on atomically flat single crystal substrates and that possess most striking physical properties. His research group is breaking new ground at the frontiers of surface physics, nanoscience and magnetism. For more information, see Rau's home page. For a list of selected publications, see links.

 
Selected Publications
 Articles
 

J. Li and C. Rau

Focused Ion Beam Created Magnetic Logic Nanostructures Studied by Using Scanning Ion Microscopy with Polarization Analysis (SIMPA). (to be published). (2010)

 
 

J. Li and C. Rau "Manipulation and Propagation of Domain Walls in Ferromagnetic Nanowires studied by using Scanning Ion Microscopy with Polarization Analysis (to be published (2010).." In Revision

 
 

J. Li and C. Rau, "Focused Ion Beam Created Magnetic Logic Nanostructures Studied by Using Scanning Ion Microscopy with Polarization Analysis (SIMPA)." (to be published). (2009)

 
 

J. Li and C. Rau, "Fabrication, investigation and modification of magnetic states in nano-scale patterned Co films by using scanning ion microscopy with polarization analysis (SIMPA)." Nucl. Instr. Meth. B, 256 (2007) : 446.

 
 

J. Li and C. Rau, "Focused ion beam created magnetic logic nano-structures studied by using scanning ion microscopy with polarization analysis (SIMPA)." J. Appl. Phys. (2006) Submitted

 
 

J. Li and C. Rau, "Magnetic structure of vortex and antivortex states in patterned Co elements studied by using scanning ion microscopy with polarization analysis (SIMPA)." J. Appl. Phys., 99 (2006) : 08H3021-3.

 
 

J. Li and C. Rau, "Three-dimensional, spin-resolved structure of magnetic vortex and antivortex states in patterned Co films using scanning ion microscopy with polarization analysis." Phys. Rev. Lett., 97 (2006) : 1072011-4.

 
 

Li, J. and C. Rau "Magnetic Structure of Vortex and Antivortex States in Patterned Co elements studied by using Scanning Ion Microscopy with Polarization Analysis (SIMPA)." J. Appl. Phys. (2005) In Press

 
 

Li, J. and C. Rau "Spin-Resolved Structure of Magnetic Vortices in Patterned, Ultrathin Cobalt Films." IEEE Transact. on Nanotechnology: to be submitted.

 
 

Li, J. and C. Rau "Spin-resolved Magnetic Studies of Focused Ion Beam Etched Nano-sized Magnetic Structures." Nucl. Instr. Meth. B, 230 (2005) : 518-523.

 
 

Li, J. and C. Rau "Spin-resolved magnetic studies of bct Fe/Mn/bct Fe(100)/fcc Pd(100) films using scanning ion microscopy with polarization analysis." J. Magn. Magn. Mat., 286 (2005) : 473-478.

 
 

Li, J. and C. Rau "Three-dimensional, Spin-resolved Structure of Magnetic Vortex and Anti-vortex States in Patterned Co Films using Scanning Ion Microscopy with Polarization Analysis (SIMPA)." Phys. Rev. Lett. (2005)

 
 

C. Rau "Exploring the word of artificial magnetism from thin films to nanostructures." Acta Physicae Superficierum VI (2004) In Press

 
 

J. Li and C. Rau "Magnetic Domain Structures of FIB-patterned Cobalt Films using SIMPA." J. Appl. Phys., 95 (2004) : 6527-6529.

 
 

J. Li and C. Rau "Spin-resolved magnetic studies of focused ion beam etched nano-sized magnetic structures." Nucl, Instr. Meth. B (2004) In Press

 
Creative Works
 Performances - Development of patterned, non-volatile, magnetic storage MRAM media, development of magnetic nano-structures for non-volatile, nano-magnetic logic gates and classical and quantum computing
 
 
 Other - Development of patterned, non-volatile, magnetic storage MRAM media, development of magnetic nano-structures for non-volatile, nano-magnetic logic gates and classical and quantum computing
 
 
 Other - Development of patterned, non-volatile, magnetic storage MRAM media
 
 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

"Colloquium at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland, 2010: "Exploring the World of Artificial Magnetism from Thin Films to Patterned Nanostructures and Recent Applications."."

 
 

"Exploring the World of Artificial Magnetism from Thin Films to Patterned Nanostructures and Applications. ." Center for Nanomagnetic Systems, University of Houston, TX, USA, 2007. (Feb 2007)

 
 

"Exploring the World of Artificial Magnetism from Thin Films to Patterned Nanostructures." Physics Colloquium at the Department of Physics, Southeastern University (SEU), Nanjing, China. (2004)

 
 

"Exploring the World of Artificial Magnetism from Thin Films to Patterned Nanostructures." Physics Colloquium at the Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. (2004)

 
 

"Exploring the World of Artificial Magnetism from Thin Films to Patterned Nanostructures." Zhong-Guan-Cun Forum Lecture at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Semiconductors, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. (2004)

 
 

"Exploring the World of Artificial Magnetism from Thin Films to Patterned Nanostructures." Department of Materials Science, NEU, Shenyang, China. (2004)

 
 

"From Thin Films to Nanostructures." Keynote Speaker at the Topical Conference: From Thin Films to Nanostructures, Lodz, Poland. (2004)

 
 

"Magnetic Surface Engineering: Exploring Artificial Magnetism from Thin Films to Patterned Nano-Structures." Keynote Speaker at the National Vacuum Metallurgy and Surface Engineering Conference (VMSEC), Northeastern University (NEU), Shenyang, China. (2004)

 
 Lectures
 

"Magnetic Domain Structures of FIB-patterned Cobalt Films using SIMPA." 9th Joint NMM/Intermag Conference, Anaheim, CA. (2004) With J. Li

 
 

"Spin-resolved Magnetic Studies of Focused Ion Beam Etched Nano-sized Magnetic Structures." International Conference on Atomic Collisions in Solids (ICACS21), Genova, Italy. (2004)

 
 

"Spin-resolved Magnetic Studies of bct Fe(100)/Mn/bct Fe(100)/fcc Pd(100) Films using Scanning Ion Microscopy with Polarization Analysis." 5th International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers (MML '04), Boulder, CO. (2004)

 
 Other
 

"Fabrication, Investigation and Modification of Magnetic States in Nano-scale Patterned Co Films by Using Scanning Ion Microscopy with Polarization Analysis (SIMPA),." International Conference on Atomic Collisions in Solids (ICACS22), Berlin, Germany.

 
 

"Exploration of Three-dimensional Magnetic Vortex Structures by using Scanning Ion Microscopy with Polarization Analysis (SIMPA)." Annual Conference Texas Section of the APS, Houston, TX. (2005) With J. Li

 
 

"Magnetic Structure of Vortex and Antivortex States in Patterned Co Elements Studied by using Scanning Ion Microscopy with Polarization Analysis (SIMPA)." 50th Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, San Jose, CA. (2005)

 
 

"Spin-Resolved Magnetic Domain Structure in Nano-sized Magnetic Films using SIMPA." Annual Workshop Rice Quantum Institute, Houston, TX. (2005) With J. Li

 
 

"Spin-Resolved Structure of Magnetic Vortices in Patterned, Ultrathin Cobalt Films." Second Conference on Nanoscale Devices and System Integration NDSI 2005, Houston, TX. (2005) With J. Li

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Appointment to Adjunct Professor, By the President of North-Eastern University (SEU) (2004)