Trinity College Dublin
Research Project: Spin transport properties of interfaces with antiferromagnetic materials
Supervisors: Igor Shvets (TCD), Lesley Cohen (ICL)
Aisling graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Nanoscience in 2022. For her final year research project, Aisling worked in the Coey group at the CRANN research institute in TCD. This project was focused on the use of X-ray photoemission spectroscopy to analyse the oxidation and diffusion between layers within a magnetic multilayer structure. Aisling became interested in materials characterisation during this project. For her PhD, Aisling will be working in Igor Shvets’ Applied Physics group. Aisling’s PhD project will involve making samples of magnetic materials, including multilayer structures, and investigating them using characterisation techniques as well as magnetic measurements.
The CDT gave me the opportunity to meet people working in different fields and gain experience in a wide range of characterisation techniques that I could apply to my research.