Julien Mathon

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Chromosome dynamics are recognized to be intimately linked to genomic transactions, yet the physical principles governing spatial fluctuations of chromatin are still a matter of debate. Using high-throughput single-particle tracking, we recorded the movements of nine fluorescently labeled chromosome loci located on chromosomes III, IV, XII, and XIV of(More)
Rigorous theory of the tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) based on the real-space Kubo formula and fully realistic tight-binding bands fitted to an ab initio band structure is described. It is first applied to calculate the TMR of two Co electrodes separated by a vacuum gap. The calculated TMR ratio reaches 65% in the tunneling regime but can be as high as(More)
Chromosomes architecture is viewed as a key component of gene regulation, but principles of chromosomal folding remain elusive. Here we used high-throughput live cell microscopy to characterize the conformation and dynamics of the longest chromosome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (XII). Chromosome XII carries the ribosomal DNA (rDNA) that defines the(More)
Calculations of the tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) of an epitaxial Fe/MgO/Fe tunneling junction attached to an n-type GaAs lead, under positive gate voltage, are presented. It is shown that for realistic GaAs carrier densities the TMR of this composite system can be more than 2 orders of magnitude higher than that of a conventional Fe/MgO/Fe junction.(More)
A. (2012). Reflection mechanism for generating spin transfer torque without charge current. A reflection mechanism for generating spin-transfer torque is proposed. It is due to interference of bias-driven nonequilibrium electrons incident on a switching junction, with the electrons reflected from an insulating barrier inserted in the junction after the(More)
A reflection mechanism for generating spin-transfer torque is proposed. It is due to interference of bias-driven nonequilibrium electrons incident on a switching junction, with the electrons reflected from an insulating barrier inserted in the junction after the switching magnet. It is shown, using the rigorous Keldysh formalism, that this out-of-plane(More)
The exchange coupling between Fe layers separated by BCC Cu is calculated for Fe/Cu/Fe (001) trilayers. It is shown that the coupling is basically regulated by three extrema of the bulk BCC Cu Fermi surface. The contributions from those extrema are all of the same order of magnitude, but that associated with the “belly” at the Γ-point dominates. The(More)
Calculation of the tunneling magnetoresistance TMR of an Fe/MgO/Fe 001 junction with a disordered Fe/MgO interface is reported. It is shown that intermixing of Fe and Mg atoms at the interface decreases the TMR ratio rapidly and when about 16% of interfacial Fe atoms are substituted by Mg the calculated TMR saturates with increasing MgO thickness in good(More)
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