IntroductionThe Joint Laboratory for Spintronics Research (JLSR) is located in the Physics Building of UC Riverside and is dedicated to the investigation of spin and magnetism in novel electronic materials including 2D crystals, semiconductor heterostructures, and magnetic oxides. JLSR is supervised by Prof. Roland Kawakami (Ohio State, UC Riverside) and Prof. Harry Tom (UC Riverside) and brings together their respective expertise in spintronic materials and devices (Kawakami) and advanced linear and non-linear optical techniques (Tom). This combination of techniques provides the opportunity to perform experiments at the forefront of spintronics research.
Dedicated InstrumentationJLSR is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation including:
- Ti:sapphire ultrafast pulsed laser for probing spin dynamics and second harmonic generation.
- Molecular beam epitaxy chamber (MBE) for atom-by-atom deposition of novel spintronic materials.
- Optical spectrometer for photoluminescence and absorption measurements.
- Flow cryostat and electromagnet for optics and transport measurements as a function of temperature and field.
Integration with Ohio State LaboratoriesThe research is highly integrated with Kawakami's Ohio State laboratory and can take advantage of shared facilities for materials growth and characterization.
- Ti:sapphire and OPO ultrafast pulsed laser (350 nm - 4,000 nm).
- MBE growth of complex oxides, 2D materials, III-V semiconductors.
- Magneto-optic cyostat for high field measurements (up to 7 Tesla).
- Cryogen-free cryostats for spin transport and optical microscopy.
- Thin film x-ray diffractometer.
- Aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope (Titan).
- Imaging Magneto-optic Kerr microscope.