Robert A. Buhrman

John Edson Sweet Professor of Engineering
Applied and Engineering Physics, College of Engineering

Contact Information

211 Clark Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-3732

Robert A. Buhrman

John Edson Sweet Professor of Engineering
Applied and Engineering Physics, College of Engineering

Expertise
Applied condensed matter physics; nanoscale science and engineering; nanoscale magnetism and spintronics

Current Research Interest
Nanomagnetic materials and spintronics devices; spin torque and spin transfer effects; giant spin Hall effect; thin film materials

Distinction
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Physical Society Fellow

Selected Publications
Liu, Luqiao, Chi-Feng Pai, Yun Li, Hsin-Wei Tseng, Daniel C. Ralph, and Robert A. Buhrman. “Spin-Torque Switching with the Giant Spin Hall Effect of Tantalum.” Science 6081, vol. 336 (2012): 555-558. 

Shi, Shengje, Yongxi Ou, Sriharsha V. Aradhya, Daniel C. Ralph, and Robert A. Burhman. “Fast Low-Current Spin-Orbit-Torque Switching of Magnetic Tunnel Junctions through Atomic Modifications of the Free-Layer Interfaces.” Physical Review Applied 9 (2018): 011002.

Cornell Research Website Article
Capitalizing on the Magnetic Moment