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Yaroslaw Bazaliy

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Physics and Astronomy
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-9449
Office: Jones, Room 407
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Yaroslaw Bazaliy

Research Focus

Condensed matter theory: spintronics, spin transfer torque, spin currents.
Motion of electrons leads not just to electric charge transport but also to spin transport. Since spin is intrinsically connected with angular momentum, many interesting phenomena are produced by spin currents. In particular, their interactions with magnetic textures, such as domain walls, skyrmions, etc., leads to controlled motion of magnetic defects. Controlled magnetic defects can be then used for technological purposes in computer memory units.


Outstanding Referee Award by Physical Review,  2019

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Physics Condensed Matter,  2016

NSF CAREER Award,  2009-2016

University of South Carolina Rising Star Award,  2011

Puliuy Prize, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,  2008

Recent Publications

Ya. B. Bazaliy and R. R. Ramazashvili, “Reciprocity in diffusive spin-current circuits”, Phys. Rev. B 99, 184443 (2019)

K. Stephenson and Ya. B. Bazaliy, “On the pitfalls of applying isotropic mobility spectrum analysis to conductors with weak anisotropy”, J. Appl. Phys. 124, 125103 (2018).

Ya. B. Bazaliy and R. R. Ramazashvili, “Local injection of pure spin current generates electric current vortices”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 092405 (2017).

Shu Yan and Ya. B. Bazaliy, “Phase diagram and optimal switching induced by spin Hall effect in a perpendicular magnetic layer”, Phys. Rev. B 91, 214424 (2015).

Ya. B. Bazaliy, “Comment on "Metastable state in a shape-anisotropic single-domain nanomagnet subjected to spin-transfer-torque" [Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 162405 (2012)]”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 116101 (2014).

Shu Yan, Zhelin Sun, and Ya. B. Bazaliy, “Modification of the Stoner-Wohlfarth astroid by a spin-polarized current: An exact solution”, Phys. Rev. B 88, 054408 (2013).

Recent Invited Presentations

06/19 Low-dimensional emergent phenomena in correlated systems and topological quantum matter. Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

05/19 Institute of Higher Technologies, Kyiv National University. Kyiv, Ukraine

07/17 MagIC-2017 – Magnetism, Interactions and Complexity. Poznan, Poland.

05/17 University of Basque Country, Department of Physical Chemistry. Bilbao, Spain

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