Yves U Idzerda

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We report a comparative study of the efficacy of immobilizing living bacteria by means of seven antibodies against bacterial surface antigens associated with Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium. The targeted bacterial antigens were CFA/I fimbriae, flagella, lipopolysaccharides (LPS), and capsular F1 antigen. The best immobilization of S. Typhimurium was(More)
Doped EuO is an attractive material for the fabrication of proof-of-concept spintronic devices. Yet for decades its use has been hindered by its instability in air and the difficulty of preparing and patterning high-quality thin films. Here, we establish EuO as the pre-eminent material for the direct integration of a carrier-concentration-matched half-metal(More)
A large exchange splitting of the conduction band in ultrathin films of the ferromagnetic semiconductor EuO was determined quantitatively, by using EuO as a tunnel barrier and fitting the current-voltage characteristics and temperature dependence to tunneling theory. This exchange splitting leads to different tunnel barrier heights for spin-up and spin-down(More)
This work focuses on the synthetic control of magnetic properties of mixed oxide magnetic nanoparticles of the general formula Fe(3-x)Co(x)O(4) (x < or = 0.33) in the protein cage ferritin. In this biomimetic approach, variations in the chemical synthesis result in the formation of single-phase Fe(3-x)Co(x)O(4) alloys or intimately mixed binary phase Fe/Co(More)
Electron magnetic resonance (EMR) spectroscopy was used to determine the magnetic properties of maghemite (γ-Fe(2)O(3)) nanoparticles formed within size-constraining Listeria innocua (LDps)-(DNA-binding protein from starved cells) protein cages that have an inner diameter of 5 nm. Variable-temperature X-band EMR spectra exhibited broad asymmetric resonances(More)
Current and anticipated future research frontiers in magnetism and magnetic materials are discussed from a perspective of soft X-ray synchrotron utilization. Topics covered include dimensionality (including e!ects of spatial dimensions and di!ering time scales), magneto-electronics, structure/property relationships, and exploratory materials, with an(More)
The Landau-Lifshitz equation reliably describes magnetization dynamics using a phenomenological treatment of damping. This Letter presents first-principles calculations of the damping parameters for Fe, Co, and Ni that quantitatively agree with existing ferromagnetic resonance measurements. This agreement establishes the dominant damping mechanism for these(More)
Disorder is a major unwanted factor in affecting the performance of magnetic thin film devices, yet it is not always clear in what ways it modifies the films’ magnetic properties. This is complicated even further with the realization that chemical and magnetic disorder can be significantly different. Interfacial roughness, in connection to magnetic issues(More)
With the explosive growth [1–4] in spin-polarized electron transport studies for spin-tunneling [5,6], spintransistor [7], and magnetoresistive [8–10] device applications, the importance of the correlation in the orientations of magnetic domains is becoming increasingly apparent. The spin conductance of a magnetic heterostructure is controlled by the(More)
The interface formation between different thicknesses of strontium titanate (SrTiO3) or titanium nitride ~TiN! with a 2000 Å Fe3O4 film is studied using x-ray absorption spectroscopy ~XAS! and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism ~XMCD!. Our results show that the deposition of 10–50 Å of TiN results in an immediate and substantial removal of oxygen from the(More)