Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey McCord

Spokesperson of KiNSIS (Nano Engineering)

Kaiserstraße 2, R. A-105 / Geb. A
Phone: +49 431 880-6123
Telefax: +49 431 880-6203

Nanoscale Magnetic Materials – Magnetic Domains
Institute for Materials Science
Faculty of Engineering


»Many magnetic materials tend to develop small magnetic areas, so called magnetic domains. In those areas, the magnetic data on every computer hard drive is retained. We design materials with special domain structure on a nanometer scale. This way we want to improve the magnetic behavior. How do magnetic properties change in very short intervals, when we excite the material from the outside? This is what we want to know. Here, we are talking about picoseconds. One second has one trillion picoseconds.«

Jeffrey McCord. Born in Nuremberg. Since July 2011 professor for Materials Science (Heisenberg professorship) at Kiel University. Before that head of the “Nanomagnetism” department at Helmholtz Center Dreden-Rossendorf. 1997 PhD at Erlangen-Nuremberg University.

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Collaborative Research


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  • 14:00: KiNSIS Colloquium: Network Dynamics and Dynamical Networks (Philipp Hövel, University College Cork)
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  • 16:00: Curvilinear magnetism: fundamentals and applications (Denys Makarov, HZDR)
  • 17:00: Leben auf Exoplaneten? 2. Akt (Prof. Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Duschl, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lüning)
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  • 17:00: Surface Modification for Biomedicine via the Vapor Deposition of Polymers (Karen Gleason, MIT)
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  • all day: KiNSIS Transfer Lunch: Axel Koch, Head of CAU Department Transfer
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  • 16:00: Self-Organized Criticality in the Brain (Dietmar Plenz, National Institutes of Health, USA)
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