Dr. Cristina Favieres is an Associate Professor of Condensed Matter Physics in
the Departament of Science (Physics) at the Public University of Navarre (Spain).
In 1999 she obtained her Ph.D degree from Complutense University of Madrid
(Spain). Since 1991, she has been working on the fabrication of new magnetic
materials, films and thin films, planar and cylindrical, layers and multilayers, using
different techniques: Preparation of metallic alloys in inert atmosphere by induced
currents, Rapid Solidification technique, Electro-deposition technique and Pulsed
Laser Deposition, PLD. Especially, she studies their magnetic, magneto-elastic,
magneto-optic, magneto-mechanical properties, including the observation and
study of the microstructures of magnetic domains under the application of
magnetic fields and mechanical stresses. The study and measurement of the
magnetostrictive behavior of thin films is highlighted. Some of the group’s latest
works have been dedicated to the growth and optimization of magnetic nanomaterials
for application in electronics and micromechanics, studying the
magneto-mechanical and elastic properties of ferromagnetic thin film system
grown on silicon micro-devices, MEMS systems. The last works of the group
include the fabrication of oriented nano-sheets (≈ 300 x 80 x 5 nm for each nanosheet,
separation between them ≈ 1-2 nm) in thin films and the control of their
anisotropic physical properties (magnetic, transport, mechanical, optical…)
through the control of their nano-morphology.
Fabrication of magnetic materials, including films and thin films, layers and multilayers,
by Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD), Electro-deposition and Rapid Solidification.
Preparation of metallic alloys in inert atmosphere by induced currents.
Magnetic, magneto-elastic, magneto-optic, magneto-mechanical and transport
properties of new nanostructured materials with controlled nano-morphology.