Magneto-Ionic Control of Heterostructures and Interfaces

Kai Liu

McDevitt Chair in Physics

Georgetown University

Prof. Liu’s research focuses on synthesis and experimental investigation of nanostructured materials, particularly in nanomagnetism and spintronics, which have potentially important technological applications in magnetic recording, low dissipation information storage and nanoelectronics. Current research topics include: Topological spin textures such as magnetic skyrmions and chiral domain walls; High magnetic anisotropy materials such as L10 FePt that have potential applications in the emerging heat-assisted magnetic recording media; Magneto-ionic control of metal/oxide interfaces towards energy-efficient nanoelectronics and neuromorphics; Low density metallic foams for hydrogen storage, catalysts, photovoltaics, etc.