Turgut Research Group Receives Grants from National Science Foundation and NASA

Dr. Turgut’s research group has received a 2-year award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a half-year NASA Research Initiation Grant.

Among two, the NSF award will support the experimental study of non-reciprocal spin-wave engineering in chiral magnets, which will be conducted by a joined effort between Oklahoma State University and Nanoscale Spin Dynamics group at NIST, Boulder. Particularly, Dr. Turgut’s research will study asymmetric spin-wave propagation in various magnetic materials, which is promising for creating microwave circulators and diodes based on spin waves. The demonstration of configurable, power-efficient, and versatile microwave components will pave the way towards new high-frequency communication devices, which can be used in various applications, including entertainment, security, and remote patient treatment. Secondly, NASA Initiation Award will allow Dr. Turgut’s group to develop miniature magnetometry sensors based on atomic defects, which is a great interest of NASA for various planetary missions. In particular, many chemical and physical properties of planets have consequences on their complex magnetic fields, which have been used to understand these properties.