GraFIEST

mca-logoThis page is devoted to the scientific activities related to the “GraFIEST” project, funded by the Marie Curie IEF program of the European Community and running from September 2012 to February 2015. The acronym stands for “Graphene-Ferroelectric Interface for Electronic and Spintronic Technologies”. Only the research activities within the project lifetime are included in this webpage. The full list of publications can be found in the Publications page, a full list of talks will be included in the bio page.

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Publications (within the life of the project)

  1. Z. Zanolli
    Graphene-multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications,
    Scientific Reports, August 2016, DOI: 10.1038/srep31346
  2. G. Rispens, B. Ziegler, Z. Zanolli, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez, P. Paruch
    Phase diagram of BiFeO3-LaFeO3 superlattices studied by x-ray diffraction experiments and first-principles calculations
    Phys. Rev. B 90, 104106 (2014)
  3. M. J. Verstraete and Z. Zanolli
    Density Functional Perturbation Theory
    Lecture Notes of the 45th IFF Spring School “Computing Solids: Models, ab initio methods and supercomputing” Editors: S. Blügel, N. Helbig, V. Meden, D. Wortmann. Publisher: Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany Schriften des Forschungszentrums Jülich vol 74. C2 (2014) ISSN 1866-1807; ISBN 978-3-89336-912-6 (2014)
  4. Z. Zanolli, J. C. Wojdel, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez
    Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices
    Phys. Rev. B 2013, 88, 060102(R)
    A figure from this paper has been selected as PRB Kaleidoscope image (August 2013)
  5. Z. Zanolli, and J.-C. Charlier
    Single-Molecule Sensing using Carbon Nanotubes Decorated with Magnetic Clusters
    ACS Nano 2012, 6 (12), 10786–10791

Invited Talks (September 2012 – February 2015)

  1. Graphene-Multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications.
    Lund University, Dept. of Physics, Div. of Solid State Physics, Sweden, 16.02.2015
  2. Graphene-Multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications
    RWTH Aachen University, Physics Dept., Germany, 11.11.2014
  3. Graphene-Multiferroic interfaces for spintronics applications
    Nanoscale Science Department, Max-Planck Institute of Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany, 05.11.2014
  4. Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design.
    Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany 09.07.2014
  5. Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design.
    University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain 10.06.2014
  6. Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design.
    Namur University, Namur, Belgium 27.05.2014
  7. Carbon nanotubes decorated with metallic nanoclusters: from gas sensing to spintronics.
    Oxford University, Department of Materials, Oxford, UK 24.03.2014
  8. Carbon Nanotubes Decorated with Magnetic Clusters for Spintronic Applications.
    University of Coimbra, Center for Computational Physic, Coimbra, Portugal 19.07.2013
  9. Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices.
    University of Luxembourg, Physics and Material Sciences Res. Unit, Luxembourg 07.06.2013
  10. Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices.
    Université de Namur – FUNDP, Département de Physique, Namur (Belgium) 04.09.2012

Conferences (Invited, related to the GraFIEST project)

  1. Z. Zanolli, Magnetoelectic multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: Designing spintronic materials from first principles. Belgian Physiscal Society, May 13, 2015, Liege, Belgium
  2. Z. Zanolli, Magnetoelectic multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: Designing spintronic materials from first principles., APS March Meeting, March 2 – 6, 2015, San Antonio, USA
  3. Z. Zanolli, Nanoelectronics and spintronics by design, 4th Bari Theory Xmas Workshop, 22.12.2014, Bari, Italy

Conferences (Oral, September 2012 – February 2015)

  1. Z. Zanolli, Graphene-Multiferroic heterostructures for spintronics applications, 19th ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations – Complex Systems in Biology and Nanoscience, September 23 – 26, 2014, Zaragoza, Spain
  2. Z. Zanolli, Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices, EUSpec 1st Whole Action Meeting, 15 – 17 September 2014, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  3. Z. Zanolli, Graphene-Multiferroic hybrids: designing the spintronic devices of the future, NanoteC14, August 20 – 23, 2014, Brussels, Belgium
  4. Z. Zanolli, J. C. Wojdel, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez, BiFeO3/LaFeO3: a magnetoelectric multiferroic, DPG Spring Meeting, March 30 – April 4, 2014, Dresden, Germany
  5. Z. Zanolli, J.-C. Charlier, Carbon nanotubes decorated with magnetic clusters: mag- netism, electron transport and gas sensing, Focussed Session “Frontiers of Electronic Structure Theory” at the DPG Spring Meeting, March 30 – April 4, 2014, Dresden, Germany
  6. Z. Zanolli, J. C. Wojdel, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez, Electric Control of the Magnetization in BiFeO3/LaFeO3 Superlattices, 18th ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations – Applications to functional and energy materials, October 1 – 4, 2013, Luxembourg
  7. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Single-Molecule Sensing Using Carbon Nanotubes Decorated with Magnetic Clusters. 9th International Symposium on Computational Challenges and Tools for Nanotubes (CCTN13), June 29, 2013 Tallin, Estonia

Conferences (Poster, September 2012 – February 2015)

  1. Z. Zanolli, Multiferroic superlattices and interfaces: the ab initio way to spintronics,
    Oxide Spintronics: Novel Materials, Transport and Emerging Phenomena, 580th Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Seminar, January 7 – 9, 2015, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany. Winner of the Best Poster Award.
  2. Z. Zanolli, Graphene-multiferroic heterostructures: electronic and magnetic properties by design, Graphene 2014 Conference, May 6 – 9, 2014, Toulouse, France
  3. Z. Zanolli and J.-C. Charlier, Gas sensing with Carbon Nanotubes. NT13 – 14th International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes, June 24–28, 2013, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
  4. Z. Zanolli, J. C. Wojdel, J. Iniguez, Ph. Ghosez, Electric Control of the Magnetization in ABO3/A’BO3 Superlattices, Novel 2D materials: Tuning electronic properties on the atomic scale, June 10 – 14, 2013, Bremen, Germany

Organization of Events
• ETSF Workshop on Electronic Excitations editions 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
• ETSF/EUSpec symposium on Theoretical Spectroscopy at the Psi-k conference (2015).

Computational Resources
• PI of the project “Novel materials for nanoelectronics and spintronics: first principle investigation.” (project nr. 8215) granted 2.5M CPU hours from Juelich Supercomputing Centre, JUROPA supercomputer.
• PI of the project “Graphene-Ferroelectric Interfaces: a first-principle investigation” 3.6M CPU hours PRACE/DECI-11 on Tier-1 supercomputing machines.
• PI of the JARA-HPC project “Electronic and magnetic properties of graphene-ferroelectric and graphene-magnetolectric interfaces” (JARA0088) 1.5M CPU hours
Computing facilities at FZJ

Synergistic Activities
• Research Team Leader of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF)
• Member of the EUSpec COST action AMP1306 “Modern Tools for Spectroscopy on Advanced Materials” (2014 – present).
• Member of the NanoTP COST Action MP0901 “Designing novel materials for nanodevices – from Theory to Practice” (2010 – 2014)
• Member of the American Physical Society (APS), 2015
• Member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG), 2014
• Member of the Materials Research Society (MRS), 2012

Outreach
I am one of the scientists interviewed in the video “Would you enjoy a career in Science?“,  a series of short films introducing people to the real life of scientists working in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. These films are part of the outreach activity of the NanoTP COST project and are aimed at final year high school students and undergraduates. They cover different aspects of the life of a scientists: preparing papers, securing funding, international collaborations, living in many different countries and, last but not least, combining career and family life.

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