Eric Fullerton

Office:306 Center for Magnetic Recording Research

Mailing Address:
Center for Magnetic Recording Research
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0401
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0401

Phone: (858) 534-9639
Fax: (858) 534-2720

Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, 1991

Electronic Devices and Materials
Professor Eric Fullerton joined the Engineering faculty in 2006. His research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanostructures, both as a probe of materials in reduced dimensions and for the development of novel magnetic storage technologies.

Research Interests

Materials and device structures for magnetic recording and nano-technologies; thin film and superlattice growth, interfacial and thin-film magnetism; synchrotron x-ray and neutron scattering

Current Research

Spin transport and current-induced magnetic reversal in wires and nanopillars; Patterned magnetic nano-structures; Resonant x-ray imaging of magnetic nanostructures

Honors and Distinctions

Exceptional Performance Award, Argonne National Laboratory 1996. Fellow of the American Physical Society - 1998. IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award - 2002.

Selected Publications
  • Current-induced magnetization reversal in nanopillars with perpendicular anisotropy S. Mangin, D. Ravelosona, J. A. Katine, M. J. Carey, B. D. Terris and E. E. Fullerton, Nature Materials 5, 210 (2006).

  • Domain wall creation in nanostructures driven by a spin-polarized current D. Ravelosona, S. Mangin, Y. Lemaho, J. A. Katine, B. D. Terris and E. E. Fullerton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 186604 (2006).

  • Advances in nanomagnetism via X-ray techniques G. Srajer, L.H. Lewis, S.D. Bader, A.J. Epstein, C.S. Fadley, E.E. Fullerton, A. Hoffmann, J.B. Kortright, Kannan M. Krishnan, S.A. Majetich, T.S. Rahman, C.A. Ross, M.B. Salamon, I.K. Schuller, T.C. Schulthess, and J.Z. Sun, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 307, 1-36 (2006).

  • Disorder induced microscopic magnetic memory M.S. Pierce, C.R. Buechler, L.B. Sorensen, J.J. Turner, S.D. Kevan, K.M Chesnel, J.B. Kortright, O. Hellwig, and E.E. Fullerton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 017202 (2005).

  • Interparticle magnetic correlations in dense Co nanoparticle assemblies J. B. Kortright, O. Hellwig, S. Sun, and E. E. Fullerton, Phys. Rev. B 71, 012402 (2005).

  • Noise subtraction in antiferromagnetically-coupled recording media A. Moser, N.F. Supper, A. Berger, D.T. Margulies, and E.E. Fullerton, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 262501 (2005).

  • Direct imaging and determination of the uncompensated spin density in exchange-biased CoO/(Co/Pt) multilayers P. Kappenberger, S. Martin, Y. Pellmont, H. J. Hug, J. B. Kortright, O. Hellwig, and E. E. Fullerton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 267202 (2003).

  • A new phase diagram for layered antiferromagnetic films O. Hellwig, T. L. Kirk, J. B. Kortright, Andreas Berger, and E. E. Fullerton, Nature Materials 2, 112 (2003).

  • FeRh/FePt exchange spring films for thermally assisted magnetic recording media J.-U. Thiele, S. Maat and E. E. Fullerton, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 2859 (2003).

  • Magnetic Recording: Advancing into the future A. Moser, K. Takano, D. T. Margulies, M. Albrecht, Y. Sonobe, Y. Ikeda, S. Sun, and E. E. Fullerton, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 35, R157 (2002).
    Last Updated: 02/07/2007