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Biographical Information

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor, University of Bath 11/89-present
  • Post-Doc, Max Planck Institut FKF, Stuttgart 10/86-11/89
  • Post-Doc, IBM Research Laboratories, Zürich 10/85-10/86
  • Ph.D. (Stanford University) 1985
  • BA Hons. (Cambridge University) 1979

Research Interests

My current research focusses on understanding the magnetic properties of superconducting and ferromagnetic materials at the nanoscale. This work utilises a range of state-of-the-art Hall probe magnetic imaging and nanomagnetometry systems which have been developed in Bath over the last decade, including a new 300mK scanning Hall microscope. The research is made possible through access to the Departmental suite of class 1000 clean rooms equipped with high resolution electron beam lithography, wet and dry etching and various deposition systems. Recent work in the area of vortex matter in superconductors has focussed on the crossing lattices regime in strongly anisotropic High Tc single crystals under tilted fields as well as spontaneous vortex-antivortex ‘molecules’ in superconducting films containing arrays of strong moment ferromagnetic dots. Work on ferromagnetic materials is centered on FIB irradiation of Co/Pt multilayers to realise artificial domain structures, and studying domain wall resistance and current-driven domain wall motion in them.  We are also investigating the magnetic properties of electrodeposited mesoscopic superconducting and ferromagnetic crystals as well as spin-charge textures in hybrid superconductor-dilute magnetic semiconductor structures. Recent work focusses on correlated electron phenomena in exfoliated layered 2D materials with a particular focus on supercondcutivity and charge density waves.

Keywords

  • Q Science (General)
  • 2D Materials
  • Condensed Matter
  • Ferromagnetism
  • Spintronics
  • Superconductivity
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Semiconductors
  • Graphene

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Projects 1989 2020

graphene
microscopy
scanning
sensors
imaging techniques
magnetic properties
transition metals
proposals
ferrimagnets
requirements

Equipment for Condensed Matter (CDT)

Bending, S.

15/09/1431/03/15

Project: Research council

Global Mobility Scheme - Graphene and Energy Materials

Da Como, E., Bending, S. & Mucha-Kruczynski, M.

1/07/141/11/14

Project: Research-related fundingInternational Relations Office Funding

Nanolithography
Nanotechnology
Lithography
Physics
Dry etching

Research Output 2000 2018

  • 119 Article
  • 11 Doctoral Thesis
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Other contribution

Novel Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Semiconductors and Heterostructures

Hart, L. May 2018 206 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

rhenium
transition metals
anisotropy
electronics
Raman spectroscopy

Continuously tuneable critical current in superconductor-ferromagnet multilayers

Curran, P., Kim, J., Satchell, N., Witt, J., Burnell, G., Flokstra, M. G., Lee, S. & Bending, S. 27 Jun 2017 In : Applied Physics Letters. 110, 26, 5 p., 262601

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
critical current
vortices
superconducting devices
magnetization
domain wall
4 Citations
Open Access
Photoelectron Spectroscopy
Metals
Rhenium
Anisotropy
Orbit

Equilibrium properties of superconducting niobium at high magnetic fields: A possible existence of a filamentary state in type-II superconductors

Kozhevnikov, V., Valente-Feliciano, A. M., Curran, P. J., Suter, A., Liu, A. Y., Richter, G. M., Morenzoni, E., Bending, S. J. & Van Haesendonck, C. 17 May 2017 In : Physical Review B. 95, 17, 174509

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Niobium
niobium
Superconducting materials
filaments
Magnetic fields
Open Access
File
Chalcogenides
Tungsten
Graphite
Tin
Heterojunctions

Datasets

Dataset for "Tuning the structure of the Josephson vortex lattice in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ single crystals with pancake vortices"

Bending, S. (Creator), Curran, P. (Creator), Mohammed, H. (Creator), Koshelev, A. (Creator), University of Bath, 19 Jul 2018

Dataset

Data underpinning: Remotely induced magnetism in a normal metal using a superconducting spin-valve

Flokstra, M. G. (Creator), Satchell, N. (Creator), Kim, J. (Creator), Burnell, G. (Creator), Curran, P. (Creator), Bending, S. (Creator), Cooper, J. (Creator), Kinane, C. (Creator), Langridge, S. (Creator), Isidori, A. (Creator), Pugach, N. (Creator), Eschrig, M. (Creator), Luetkens, H. (Creator), Suter, A. (Creator), Prokscha, T. (Creator), Lee, S. L. (Creator), University of St Andrews, 2015

Dataset