Nano Engineering & Storage Technology Research Group


Members of the group actively publish in the most highly respected journals in their field, for example: Physical Review Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.


The following list contains publications by members of the NEST group. Authors in bold were NEST group members at the time the work was undertaken.


  1. R.A. Griffiths, A. Williams, C. Oakland, J. Roberts, A. Vijayaraghavan, T. Thomson
    "Directed self-assembly of block copolymers for use in bit patterned media fabrication",
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 2013, 503001 (doi: 10.1088/0022-3727/46/50/503001)
  2. L. Saharan, C. Morrison, J.J. Miles, T. Thomson, T. Schrefl, G. Hrkac,
    "Modelling interfacial coupling in thin film magnetic exchange springs at finite temperature"
    J. Appl. Phys. 114, 201,) 153908. (doi: 10.1063/1.4826365)
  3. C. Morrison, L. Saharan, Y. Ikeda, K. Takano, G. Hrkac T. Thomson,
    "Quantifying exchange coupling in segregated granular materials"
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 2013, 475002 (doi: 10.1088/0022-3727/46/47/475002)
  4. L. Saharan, C. Morrison, J.J. Miles, T. Thomson, T. Schrefl, G. Hrkac,
    "Modelling interfacial coupling in thin film magnetic exchange springs at finite temperature"
    J. Appl. Phys. 114, 2013, 153908 (doi: 10.1063/1.4826365)
  5. L. Saharan, C. Morrison, Y. Ikeda, K. Takano, J. J. Miles, T. Thomson, T. Schrefl, G. Hrkac
    "Grain boundaries in granular materials—A fundamental limit for thermal stability" ,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 2013, 142402 (doi: 10.1063/1.4801316)
  6. M. Lukas, V. Meded, A. Vijayaraghavan, L. Song, P. M. Ajayan, K. Fink, W. Wenzel, R. Krupke,
    " Catalytic subsurface etching of nanoscale channels in graphite",
    Nature Communications, 2013, 4, 1379(1-7) (doi: 10.1038/ncomms2399)
  7. S. Heeg, R. Fernandez-Garcia, A. Oikonomou, F. Schedin, R. Narula, S. A. Maier, A. Vijayaraghavan, S. Reich,
    " Polarized plasmonic enhancement by Au nano structures probed through Raman scattering of suspended graphene",
    Nano Letters, 2013, 13, 301-308 (doi: 10.1021/nl3041542)
  8. L. Newton, T. Slater, N. Clark, A. Vijayaraghavan,
    " Self Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) on Metallic Surfaces (Gold and Graphene) for Electronic Applications",
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2013, 1, 376-393 (doi: 10.1039/C2TC00146B) (Featured on the journal cover)
  9. Y. Shi, P. W. Nutter, J. J. Miles,
    "Performance Evaluation of Bit Patterned Media Channels with Island Size Variations"
    IEEE Trans. Comm., Vol. 61, Issue 1, pp. 228-236, 2013 (doi:10.1109/TCOMM.2012.101812.120193)


  1. G.L.C. Paulus, Q.H. Wang, Z.W. Ulissi, T.P. McNicholas, A. Vijayaraghavan, C-.J Shih, Z. Jin, M.S. Strano,
    " Charge Transfer at Junctions of a Single Layer of Graphene and a Metallic Single Walled Carbon Nanotube",
    Small, 2012, Early View. (doi: 10.1002/smll.201201034).
  2. A. Oikonomou, T. Susi, E. Kauppinen, A. Vijayaraghavan,
    " Growth, dispersion, and electronic devices of nitrogen-doped single-wall carbon nanotubes",
    Physica Status Solidi B, 2012, 249, 2416-2419. (doi: 10.1002/pssb.201200146).
  3. S. Malik, A. Vijayaraghavan, R. Ernie, K. Ariga, I. Khalakan, J.P. Hill,
    "A Chemists Method for Making Pure Clean Graphene",
    GraphITA 2011, L. Ottaviano and V. Morandi, Editors. 2012, Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 129-136. (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-20644-3_15).
  4. A. Vijayaraghavan
    " Applications of chirality-sorted individual single-wall carbon nanotube devices."
    Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, Advance article, (doi:10.1039/c2jm16031e)
  5. C. Chappaz-Gillot, P. L. Marek, B. J. Blaive, G. Canard, J. Bürck, G. Garab, H. Hahn, T. Jávorfi, L. Kelemen, R. Krupke, D. Mössinger, P. Ormos, C. M. Reddy, C. Roussel, G. Steinbach, M. Szabó, A. S. Ulrich, N. Vanthuyne, A. Vijayaraghavan, A. Zupcanova, T. S. Balaban
    " Anisotropic Organization and Microscopic Manipulation of Self-Assembling Synthetic Porphyrin Microrods That Mimic Chlorosomes: Bacterial Light-Harvesting Systems."
    Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 944-054. (doi: 10.1021/ja203838p)
  6. R.R. Nair, M. Sepioni, I-L. Tsai, O. Lehtinen, J. Keinonen, A.V. Krasheninnikov, T. Thomson, A.K. Geim and I.V. Grigorieva
    "Spin-half paramagnetism in graphene induced by point defects",
    Nature Physics Published Online, January 2012 (doi:10.1038/NPHYS2183)


  1. E. W. Hill, A. Vijayaraghavan, K. Novoselov,
    "Graphene sensors"
    IEEE Sensors Journal, 2011, 11, 3161-3170. (doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2011.2167608)
  2. S.J. Lister, J. Kohlbrecher, V. Venkataramana, T. Thomson, K. Takano, and S.L. Lee,
    "Analysing SANS data to determine magnetisation reversal processes in composite perpendicular magnetic recording media using TEM images"
    International Journal of Materials Research 102(9) (2011) 1142-1146. (doi: 10.3139/146.110562)
  3. C. Morrison, L. Saharan, G. Hrkac, T. Schrefl, Y. Ikeda, K. Takano, J.J. Miles, and T. Thomson,
    "Inter/intra granular exchange and thermal activation in nanoscale granular magnetic materials",
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 99 (2011) 132507. (doi: 10.1063/1.3644469)
  4. L. Saharan, C. Morrison, J.J. Miles, T. Thomson, T. Schrefl, and G. Hrkac.
    "Angle dependence of the switching field of recording media at finite temperatures",
    J. Appl. Phys. 110(10) (2011) 103906. (doi: 10.1063/1.3662919)
  5. C-J. Shih, A. Vijayaraghavan, R. Krishnan, R. Sharma, J-H. Han, M-H Ham, Z. Jin, S. Lin, G.L.C. Paulus, N.F. Reuel, Q.H. Wang, D. Blankschtein, M.S. Strano,
    "Bi- and trilayer graphene solutions"
    Nature Nanotechnology 6, (2011), 439-445. (doi: 10.1038/nnano.2011.94)
  6. A. Vijayaraghavan, M.Y. Timmermans, K. Grigoras, A.G. Nasibulin, E.I. Kauppinen, R. Krupke,
    " Imaging conduction pathways in carbon nanotube network transistors by voltage-contrast scanning electron microscopy"
    Nanotechnology 22 (2011), 265715. (doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/26/265715)
  7. M. Ganzhorn, A. Vijayaraghavan, A.A. Green, S. Dehm, A. Voigt, M. Rapp, M.C. Hersam, R. Krupke,
    " A Scalable CMOS-compatible Assembly of Ambipolar Semiconducting Single-walled Carbon Nanotube Devices"
    Advanced Materials 23(15) (2011), 1734-1738. (doi: 10.1002/adma.201004640)
  8. M. Ganzhorn, A. Vijayaraghavan, S. Dehm, F. Hennrich, A.A. Green, M. Fichtner, A. Voigt, M. Rapp, H.v Lohneysen, M.C Hersam, M.M. Kappes, R. Krupke,
    " Hydrogen Sensing with Diameter- and Chirality-Sorted Carbon Nanotubes"
    ACS Nano 5(3) (2011), 1670-1676. (doi: 10.1021/nn101992g)
  9. S. Pal, B. Rana, O. Hellwig, T. Thomson, and A. Barman
    "Tunable magnonic frequency and damping in [Co/Pd]8 multilayers with variable Co layer thickness"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 98 (2011) 082501(doi: 10.1063/1.3559222)
  10. Z. Liu, R. Brandt, O. Hellwig, S. Florez, T. Thomson, B. Terris and H. Schmidt
    " Thickness dependent magnetization dynamics of perpendicular anisotropy Co/Pd multilayer films"
    J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 323 (2011) 1623-1626 (doi: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2011.01.025).


  1. M. Alexandrou, P.W. Nutter, M. Delalande, J. de Vries, E.W. Hill, F. Schedin, L. Abelmann and T. Thomson,
    "Spatial sensitivity mapping of Hall crosses using patterned magnetic Nanostructures"
    J. Appl. Phys. 108(4) (2010) 043920 (5) (doi: 10.1063/1.3475485).
  2. S.J. Lister, T. Thomson, J. Kohlbrecher, K. Takano, V. Venkataramana, S.J. Ray, M.P. Wismayer, M.A. de Vries, H. Do, Y. Ikeda, and S. L. Lee,
    "Size-dependent reversal of grains in perpendicular magnetic recording media measured by small-angle polarized neutron scattering"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 97 (2010) 112503 (doi: 10.1063/1.3486680).
  3. Y. Shi, P. W. Nutter, B. D. Belle, and J. J. Miles
    "Error Events due to Island Size Variations in Bit Patterned Media"
    IEEE Trans. Mag., 46 (6), 1755-1758, 2010 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2010.2041047).
  4. J. Kalezhi, B. D. Belle, J. J. Miles,
    "Dependence of Write-Window on Write Error Rates in Bit Patterned Media",
    IEEE Trans. Mag., 46 (10), 3752-3759, 2010 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2010.2052626).
  5. J. W. Boyle, M. D. Mihajlovic, J. A. Scott
    "HSL_MI20:an efficient AMG preconditioner for finite element problems in 3D"
    Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engnrg., 82 (1), 64-98, 2010 (doi: 10.1002/nme.2758).



  1. V. Auzelyte, C. Dais, P. Farquet, D. Grützmacher, L.J. Heyderman, F. Luo, S. Olliges, C. Padeste, P.K. Sahoo, T. Thomson, A. Turchanin, C. David
    "Extreme ultraviolet interference lithography at the Paul Scherrer Institut",
    J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS 8 (2), 021204 (10), 2009 (doi: 10.1117/1.3116559).
  2. S.J. Lister, M.P. Wismayer, V. Venkataramana, M.A. de Vries, S.J. Ray, S. L. Lee, T. Thomson, J. Kohlbrecher, H. Do, Y. Ikeda, K. Takano, C. Dewhurst
    "Small-angle polarized neutron studies of perpendicular magnetic recording media",
    J. Appl. Phys. 106(6), 063908 (3), 2009 (doi: 10.1063/1.3213381).
  3. O. Hellwig, T. Hauet, T. Thomson, E. Dobisz, J. D. Risner-Jamtgaard, D. Yaney, B. D. Terris, E. E. Fullerto
    "Coercivity tuning in Co/Pd multilayer based bit patterned media"
    App. Phys. Lett. 95, 232505 (3), 2009 (doi: 10.1063/1.3271679).
  4. S. Barr, E. W. Hill, and A. Bayat
    "Current implant surface technology: an examination of their nanostructure and their influence on fibroblast alignment and biocompatibility."
    Eplasty, 9: p. e22, 2009.
  5. L. A. Ponomarenko, R. Yang, T. M. Mohiuddin, M. I. Katsnelson, K. S. Novoselov, S. V. Morozov, A. A. Zhukov, F. Schedin, E. W. Hill, A. K. Geim
    "Effect of a High-kappa Environment on Charge Carrier Mobility in Graphene."
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 102(20), 2009 (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.206603).
  6. T. M. G. Mohiuddin, A. A. Zhukov, D. C. Elias, E. W. Hill, S. V. Morozov, A. K. Geim, K. S. Novoselov
    "Transverse Spin Transport in Graphene."
    International Journal of Modern Physics B, 23(12-13): p. 2641-2646, 2009 (doi: 10.1142/S0217979209062116).
  7. B. K. Middleton and D McA McKirdy
    "Perpendicular Recording on Magnetic Partic;es using Probe Heads"
    J. Phys. D:Appl. Phys., 42, 225004, 2009 (doi: 10.1088/0022-3727/42/22/225004).
  8. B. K. Middleton
    "Magnetic Memory Using Imperfect Magnetic Particles"
    Electronics Letters, 45, 743-744, 2009 (doi: 10.1049/el.2009.1360).
  9. J. Kalezhi, J. J. Miles, B.D. Belle
    “Dependence of Switching fields on Island Shape in Bit Patterned Media”,
    IEEE Trans. Magn., 45, 3531-3534, 2009 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2009.2022407).


  1. J.M. Shaw, S.E. Russek, T. Thomson, M.J. Donahue, B.D. Terris, O. Hellwig, E. Dobisz, M.L. Schneider
    "Reversal mechanisms in perpendicularly magnetized nanostructures"
    Phys. Rev. B 78, 024414 (5), 2008 (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.78.024414).
  2. T. Thomson, B. Lengsfield, H. Do and B.D. Terris
    "Magnetic anisotropy and reversal mechanisms in dual layer exchanged coupled perpendicular media"
    J. Appl. Phys. 103(7), 07F548 (3), 2008 (doi: 10.1063/1.2839310).
  3. D. Makarov, C.T. Rettner, S. Tibus, T. Thomson, B.D. Terris, M. Albrecht
    "Magnetic strip patterns induced by focused ion beam irradiation"
    J. Appl. Phys. 103(6), 063915 (5), 2008 (doi: 10.1063/1.2894587).
  4. F. Luo, L.J. Heyderman, H.H. Solak, T. Thomson, M.E. Best
    "Nanoscale perpendicular magnetic island arrays fabricated by extreme ultraviolet interference lithography"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(10), 102505 (3), 2008 (doi: 10.1063/1.2841821).
  5. P. W. Nutter, Y. Shi, B.D. Belle, J.J. Miles
    “Understanding Sources of Errors in Bit-Patterned Media to Improve Read Channel Performance”
    IEEE Trans. Mag., 44, 3797-3800, 2008 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2002516).
  6. B.D. Belle, F. Schedin, T.V. Ashworth, P.W. Nutter, E.W. Hill, H.J. Hug, J.J Miles
    “Temperature Dependent Remanence Loops of Ion-Milled Bit Patterned Media”
    IEEE Trans Mag, 44, 3468-3471, 2008 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2001791).
  7. R. Richardson, D. Devereux, J. Burt, and P. Nutter
    “Humanoid Upper Torso Complexity for displaying Gestures”
    J. of Humanoids, 1, 25-32, 2008.
  8. L. A. Ponomarenko, F. Schedin, M. I. Katsnelson, R. Yang, E. W. Hill, K. S. Novoselov, A. K. Geim
    "Chaotic dirac billiard in graphene quantum dots"
    Science, 320(5874): p. 356-358, 2008 (doi: 10.1126/science.1154663).
  9. T. M. G. Mohiuddin, E. W. Hill, D. Elias, A. Zhukov, K. Novoselov, A. K. Geim
    "Graphene in Multilayered CPP Spin Valves."
    IEEE Trans Mag. 44(11): p. 2624-2627, 2008 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2008.2003065).
  10. T. J. Booth, P. Blake, R. R. Nair, D. Jiang, E. W. Hill, U. Bangert, A. Bleloch, M. Gass, K. S. Novoselov, M. I. Katsnelson, A. K. Geim
    "Macroscopic graphene membranes and their extraordinary stiffness."
    Nano Letters, 8(8): p. 2442-2446, 2008 (doi: 10.1021/nl801412y).
  11. P. Blake, P. D. Brimicombe, R. R Nair, T. J. Booth, D. Jiang, F. Schedin, L. A. Ponomarenko, S. V. Morozov, H.F Gleeson, E. W. Hill, A. K. Geim, K. S. Novoselov,
    "Graphene-based liquid crystal device"
    Nano Letters, 8(6), 1704-1708, 2008 (doi: 10.1021/nl080649i)



  1. O. Hellwig, A. Berger, T. Thomson, E. Dobisz, Z.Z. Bandic, H. Yang, D.S. Kercher, E.E. Fullerton
    "Separating dipolar broadening from the intrinsic switching field distribution in perpendicular patterned media"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(16), 162516 (3), 2007 (doi: 10.1063/1.2730744).
  2. B.D. Terris, T. Thomson, G. Hu
    "Patterned media for future magnetic data storage "
    Microsyst. Technol. 13(2), 189-196, 2007 (doi: 10.1007/s00542-006-0144-9).
  3. I. T. Ntokas, P. W. Nutter, C. J. Tjhai, M. Z. Ahmed
    “Improved Data Recovery from Patterned Media with Inherent Jitter Noise using LDPC Codes”
    IEEE Trans. Mag., 43, 39253929, 2007 (10.1109/TMAG.2007.903349).
  4. B. D. Belle, F Schedin, N. Pilet, T. V. Ashworth, E. W. Hill, P. W. Nutter, H. J. Hug, J. J. Miles
    “High Resolution MFM Study of E-Beam Lithography Patterned CoPt Nanodots”
    J. Appl. Phys., 101, 09F517, 2007 (10.1063/1.2713429).
  5. P. Blake, E. W. Hill, A. H. C. Neto, K. S. Novoselov, D. Jiang, R. Yang, T. J. Booth, A. K. Geim
    "Making graphene visible."
    Appl. Phys. Lett., 91(6), 2007 (doi: 10.1063/1.2768624).
  6. F. Schedin, A. K. Geim, S. V. Morozov, E. W. Hill, P. Blake, M. I. Katsnelson, K. S. Novoselov
    "Detection of individual gas molecules adsorbed on graphene. "
    Nature Materials. 6(9): p. 65, 2007 (doi: 10.1038/nmat1967).
  7. K. S. Novoselov, S. V. Morozov, T. M. G. Mohinddin, L. A. Ponomarenko, D. C. Elias, R. Yang, I. Barbolina, P. Blake, T. J. Booth, D. Jiang, J. Giesbers, E. W. Hill, A. K. Geim
    "Electronic properties of graphene."
    Physica Status Solidi B-Basic Solid State Physics. 244(11): p. 4106-4111, 2007 (doi: 10.1002/pssb.200776208).
  8. P. O'Brien, E. W. Hill, M. A. Malik, M. J. Toohey
    "Chemical bath deposition of cadmium sulphide on silicon nitride: Influence of surface treatment on film growth."
    Mat. Lett., 61 (1), pp 284-287, 2007 (doi: 10.1016/j.matlet.2006.04.119).
  9. A.N.F. Klimowicz, M.D. Mihajlovic,
    "Modelling 3D semi-deformable tubes in real time"
    Appl. Math. Comput., 184, 52-62, 2007 (doi: 10.1016/j.amc.2005.12.072).



  1. T.Thomson, C.J.Oates, G.M.Smith, P.C.Riedi
    "FMR, magnetization and dynamic coercivity studies of anisotropy in CoCrPtB recording media"
    IEEE Trans. Magn. 42(10), 2405-2407, 2006 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2006.878674).
  2. T.Thomson, G. Hu, B.D. Terris
    "Intrinsic distribution of magnetic anisotropy in thin films probed by patterned nanostructures"
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 96(25), 257204(4), 2006 (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.257204).
  3. F.Y. Ogrin, S.L. Lee, M. Wismayer, T. Thomson, C. Dewhurst, R. Cubitt , S.M. Weekes
    "Micromagnetic simulation of small-angle neutron scattering from magnetic recording media"
    J. Appl. Phys. 99, 08G912, 2006 (doi: 10.1063/1.2176314).
  4. M. Wismayer, S.L. Lee, T. Thomson, F.Y. Ogrin, C.D. Dewhurst, S.M. Weekes, R. Cubitt
    "Using small-angle neutron scattering to probe the local magnetic structure of perpendicular magnetic recording media"
    J. Appl. Phys. 99, 08E707, 2006 (doi: 10.1063/1.2165798).
  5. M. M. Manfredonia, and P. W. Nutter
    “FDTD Readout Analysis of a Near-Field Patterned Media Magnetooptical Recording System”
    IEEE Trans. Magn., vol. 42(10), pp. 2471-2473, 2006 (10.1109/TMAG.2006.878638).
  6. E. W. Hill, A. K. Geim, K. Novoselov, F. Schedin, P. Blake,
    "Graphene spin valve devices"
    IEEE Trans. Mag., 42 (10), pp 2694-2696, 2006 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2006.878852).
  7. S. Langridge, L. A. Michez, M. Ali, C. H. Marrows, B. J. Hickey, T. R. Charlton, R. M. Dalgliesh, M. Toohey, E. W. Hill, S. McFadzean, J. N. Chapman
    "Controlled magnetic roughness in a multilayer that has been patterned using a nanosphere array"
    Phys. Rev. B, 74 (1),Art. No. 014417, 2006 (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.014417).
  8. Y. Bei, Y., E.W. Hill
    "Effects of external white noise on spin valve sensors "
    Sensors and Actuators A (Physical), v 129, n 1-2, pp 260-4, 2006 (doi: 10.1016/j.sna.2005.09.055).



  1. G. Hu, T. Thomson, C.T. Rettner, B.D. Terris
    "Rotation and Wall Propagation in Multidomain Co/Pd Islands"
    IEEE Trans. Magn. 41(10), 3589-3591, 2005 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2005.854733).
  2. B.D. Terris, M. Albrecht, G. Hu, T. Thomson, C.T. Rettner
    "Recording and Reversal Properties of Nanofabricated Magnetic Islands"
    IEEE Trans. Magn. 41(10), 2822-2827, 2005 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2005.855264).
  3. T. Thomson, S.L. Lee, M.F. Toney, C.D. Dewhurst, F.Y. Ogrin, C.J. Oates, S. Sun
    "Agglomeration and sintering in annealed FePt nanoparticle assemblies studied by small angle neutron scattering and x-ray diffraction"
    Phys. Rev. B 72, 064441(1-7), 2005 (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.72.064441).
  4. B.D. Terris, T.Thomson
    "Nanofabricated and self-assembled magnetic structures as data storage media"
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 38, R199-R222, 2005 (doi: 10.1088/0022-3727/38/12/R01).
  5. R. Dittrich, G. Hu, T. Schrefl, T. Thomson, D. Suess, B. Terris, J. Fidler
    "Angular dependence of the switching field in patterned magnetic elements"
    J. Appl. Phys. 97, 10J705, 2005 (doi: 10.1063/1.1851931).
  6. G. Hu, T. Thomson, C.T. Rettner, S. Raoux, B.D. Terris
    "Magnetization Reversal in Co/Pd Nanostructures and Films"
    J. Appl. Phys. 97, 10J702, 2005 (doi: doi:10.1063/1.1849572).
  7. P. W. Nutter, I. T. Ntokas, B. K. Middleton and D. T. Wilton
    “The Effect of Island Distribution on Error Rate Performance in Patterned Media”
    IEEE Trans. Magn., vol. 41(10), pp. 3214-3216, 2005 (10.1109/TMAG.2005.854780).
  8. M. M. Manfredonia, P. W. Nutter, and C. D. Wright
    “FDTD Analysis of Recording Light Distribution in Near-Field MAMMOS Recording System”
    IEEE Trans. Magn., vol. 41(10), pp. 2866-2868, 2005 (10.1109/TMAG.2005.854677).
  9. P. W. Nutter, I. .T Ntokas, and B. K. Middleton
    “An Investigation of the Effects of Media Characteristics on Read Channel Performance for Patterned Media Storage”
    IEEE Trans. Magn., vol. 41(10), pp. 4327-4334, 2005 (10.1109/TMAG.2005.856586).
  10. I. T. Ntokas, P. W. Nutter, and B. K. Middleton
    “Evaluation of read channel performance for perpendicular patterned media”
    J. Magn. Mag. Mat., vol. 287, pp. 437-441, 2005 (10.1016/j.jmmm.2004.10.073).



  1. K.R. Coffey, J-U. Thiele, T. Thomson
    "Temperature dependence of the magnetization reversal of thin film longitudinal magnetic recording media"
    IEEE Trans. Magn. 40, 2440-2442, 2004 (doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2004.829815).
  2. T.Thomson, M.F. Toney, S. Raoux, S. L. Lee, S. Sun, C.B. Murray, B.D. Terris
    "Structural and magnetic model of self-assembled FePt nanoparticle arrays"
    J. Appl. Phys. 96, 1197-1201 , 2004 (doi: 10.1063/1.1759393).
  3. G. Hu, T. Thomson, M. Albrecht, M.E. Best, B.D. Terris, C.T. Rettner, S. Raoux, G.M. McClelland, M.W. Hart
    "Magnetic and recording properties of Co/Pd islands on prepatterned substrates"
    J. Appl. Phys. 95, 7013-701 , 2004 (doi: 10.1063/1.1669343).
  4. T.Thomson, M.F.Toney, S.Raoux, J.E.E. Baglin, S.L.Lee, S.Sun, B.D.Terris
    "Silicide formation and particle size growth in high-temperature-annealed, self-assembled FePt nanoparticles"
    J. Appl. Phys. 95, 6738-6740 , 2004 (doi: 10.1063/1.1667802).
  5. B.D.Reiss, C.Mao, D.J.Solis, K.S.Ryan, T.Thomson, A.M.Belcher
    "Biological routes to metal alloy ferromagnetic nanostructures"
    NanoLett. 4, 1127-1132 , 2004 (doi: 10.1021/nl049825n).
  6. S.L. Lee, T. Thomson, F.Y. Ogrin, C. Oates, M. Wismayer, C. Dewhurst, R. Cubitt, S.D. Harkness
    "Neutron Studies of Magnetic Recording Media"
    Mat. Res. Symp. Proc. 803, GG4.4.1 - GG4.4.5, 2004.
  7. S. Erikkson, F. Ramirez-Martinez, E. A. Curtis, B. E. Sauer, P. W. Nutter, E. W. Hill and E. A. Hinds
    “Micron-sized atom traps made from magneto-optical thin films”
    App. Phys. B: Lasers and Optics, vol. 79, No. 7, pp. 811-816, 2004 (10.1007/s00340-004-1655-7).
  8. P. W. Nutter, D. McA McKirdy, B. K. Middleton, D. T. Wilton and H. A. Shute
    “Effect of Island Geometry on the Replay Signal in Patterned Media Storage”
    IEEE Trans. Magn., vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 3551-3558, 2004 (10.1109/TMAG.2004.835697).

Book Contributions

  1. T. Thomson
    "Perpendicular recording, thermally assisted recording and non-sputtered media"
    in Magnetic nanostructures for micro-electromechanical systems and spintronic applications Falzea Editore, Reggio Calabria (Italy), 2006 (ISBN 88-8296-209-1)
  2. T. Thomson, L. Abelmann, J.P.J. Groenland
    "Magnetic data storage: Past present and future"
    in Magnetic Nanostructures in Modern technology (Spintronics, Magnetic MEMS and Recording) Eds. B. Azzerboni, G. Asti, L. Pareti, M. Ghidini Springer, Dordrecht, 2008 (ISBN 978-1-4020-6336-7)
  3. P W Nutter
    “Optical Memories”
    in The Handbook of Computer Networks, Hossein Bidgoli (Editor), John Wiley & Sons, New York. Invited Contribution.