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Аймен Бен Хамида On the photo: Aymen, Ben Hamida

Research area:


Superconducting metamaterials Laboratory

Winner of open international NUST «MISiS»  grant competition to support the invitation of doctoral students and young scientists with international background to conduct a joint research project

Academic Degrees and Titles.
  • PhD in Physics (2010), from Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC), Paris, France.
  • M. Sc. in Physics and Chemistry of Condensed Matter (2006), from Lorraine University, Nancy, France.
  • Civil Engineer in Materials Science (2006), from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy (ENSMN), Nancy, France.  
Academic Position: Postdoctoral research fellow.

Area of Expertise:
Spintronics, magnetoresistive effects, magnetization dynamics.

Major Scientific Advances:
First all-electrical measurement of magnetization dynamics in GaMnAs thin films.

Research Projects and Contracts:
  • Spin-polarized transport in nano-size_d constrictions (PhD thesis): 2006-2010.
  • Magnetotransport and magnetization dynamics of GaMnAs thin films and magnetic tunnel junctions: 2010-2013.
  • Spin phenomena in ferromagnetic/normal metal devices and extension to hybrid superconducting devices: Feb 2015 onwards.
Scientific Recognition:

Postdoctoral research fellow at PTB Braunschweig, Germany (Priority Program: Semiconductor Spintronics).


-          A. Ben Hamida, O. Rousseau, S. Petit-Watelot, and M. Viret, Positive Domain Wall Resistance in Atomic-Sized ConstrictionsEPL 94, 27002 (2011).

-          A. Ben Hamida, N. Liebing, S. Serrano-Guisan, S. Sievers, K. Pierz, and H. W. Schumacher, Magnetic and Transport Properties of As-Grown and Annealed GaMnAs Thick LayersJ. Magn. Soc. Jpn36, 49 (2012).

-          A. Ben Hamida, F. Bergmann, K. Pierz, and H. W. Schumacher, Impact of Current Paths on Measurement of Tunnelling Magnetoresistance and Spin Torque Critical Current Densities in GaMnAs-based Magnetic Tunnel JunctionsJ. Appl. Phys. 113, 083702 (2013).

-          A. Ben Hamida, S. Sievers, K. Pierz, H. W. Schumacher, Broadband ferromagnetic resonance characterization of GaMnAs thin films, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 123704 (2013).

-          A. Ben Hamida, S. Sievers, F. Bergmann, A.-M. Racu, M. Bieler, K. Pierz, and H. W. Schumacher, Magnetotransport and magnetization dynamics of GaMnAs thin films and magnetic tunnel junctionsPhysica Status Solidi B: Basic Solid State Physics, DOI: 10.1002/pssb.201350210 (2014).

Work in NUST MISiS:

The research will be focused on studying spin phenomena in ferromagnetic/normal bilayers with a perspective of an extension to ferromagnet/normal metal/ferromagnet structures and superconductor/ferromagnet structures.

Hobby: Reading, Travelling, Swimming.





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