Ph.D. 1988, M.S. 1985, Stanford; B.S. 1982, Cornell.
Office Address: Room 901, 4 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003
Personal Homepage: http://www.physics.nyu.edu/kentlab
Lab Homepage: http://www.physics.nyu.edu/kentlab
Areas of Research/Interest: Magnetism and transport in mesoscopic systems; magnetic quantum tunneling and coherence in nanostructures; spin-dependence electron transport (spintronics), giant magnetoresistance; spin-angular momentum transfer; scanning probe microscopy of nanostructured materials; novel local probes of cooperative phenomena in nanomagnets.
External Affiliations: American Physical Society, 1984; Materials Research Society, 1993; American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1996, American Vacuum Society, 2001; APS Committee on International Freedom of Scientists, 2007; IEEE, 2008; Member of IEEE Magnetics Society, 2008
Fellowships/Honors: Fellow American Physical Society 2006; Golden Dozen Teaching Award, New York University, 1997
A. D. Kent, J. Yu, U. Ruediger, and S. S. P. Parkin, Domain wall resistivity in epitaxial ferromagnetic thin film microstructures, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 13, R461-488 (2001)
B. Özyilmaz, A. D. Kent, D. Monsma, J. Z. Sun, M. J. Rooks and R. H. Koch, Current-induced magnetization reversal in high magnetic fields in Co/Cu/Cu Nanopillars, Physical Review Letters 91, 067203 (2003)
E. del Barco, A. D. Kent, E.-C. Yang and D. N. Hendrickson, Quantum Superposition of High Spin States in Single Molecule Magnet Ni4, Physical Review Letters 93, 157202 (2004)
B. Özyilmaz, A. D. Kent, J. Z. Sun and R. H. Koch, Current Induced Excitations in Single Cobalt Ferromagnetic Layer Nanopillars, Physical Review Letters 93, 176604 (2004)
A. D. Kent, B. Özyilmaz and E. del Barco, Spin-Transfer Induced Precessional Magnetization Reversal, Applied Physics Letters 84, 3897 (2004)
E. del Barco, A. D. Kent, S. Hill, J. M. North, N.S. Dalal, E. M. Rumberger, D. N. Hendrickson, N. Chakov and G. Christou, Magnetic Quantum Tunneling in the Single Molecule Magnet Mn12-acetate, Journal of Low Temperature Physics 140, 119 (2005)
K. Martens, D. L. Stein and A. D. Kent, Magnetization reversal in nanoscopic ferromagnetic rings, Physical Review B 73, 054413 (2006)
A. D. Kent, “Spin-transfer in high magnetic fields and single magnetic layer nanopillars,” Chapter in Handbook of Magnetism and Advanced Magnetic Materials, Kronmuller, H. and Parkin S. (eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK pp 2611-2629, 2007.
W. Chen, J.-M. L. Beaujour, G. de Loubens, A. D. Kent and J. Z. Sun “Spin-torque driven ferromagnetic resonance of Co/Ni synthetic layers in spin valves,” Applied Physics Letters 92, 012507 (2008).
G. de Loubens, D. A. Garanin, C. C. Beedle, D. N. Hendrickson, and A. D. Kent, “Magnetization relaxation in the single molecule magnet Ni4 under continuous microwave irradiation,” Europhysics Letters 83, 37006 (2008).