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Andrew Galkiewicz

PAN 217 (office), 624-8840
PAN 283 (lab), 626-9371
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About My Work

I am working with Professor Paul Crowell on ferromagnetic thin-film spin dynamics. Specifically, I am exploring current-induced domain wall motion in nano-wires, whereby injection of electrical current can move a domain wall by the spin transfer torque. I am using time-resolved Kerr microscopy in order to image these nano-wires and determine characteristics of the motion.

Selected Publications

A. T. Galkiewicz, L. O'Brien, P. S. Keatley, R. P. Cowburn, and P. A. Crowell, Resonance in magnetostatically coupled transverse domain walls, Phys. Rev. B 90, 024420 (2014) [download PhysRevB.90.024420.pdf]

T. Y. Chen, A. T. Galkiewicz, and P. A. Crowell, Phase diagram of magnetic vortex dynamics, Phys. Rev. B 85, 180406 (R) (2012)


B.S., Rochester 2010