Nanoscale physics and energy
Department of Physics and Energy,University of Limerick,
Consultation hours: Mondays: 16:30 to 17:30 and Fridays: 16:00 to 17:00.
2001-2005, PhD Physics, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Republic of Ireland. Supervisor: Professor J.M.D. Coey
Subjects: Solid State Physics, Soft Mater, Magnetism, Nanoscience.
1999-2001, MSc Physics, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. Supervisor: Professor Frank P. Missell
Subjects: Solid State Physics, Magnetism.
1994-1998, BSc Physics,
University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil.
2008-present Lecturer, Department
of Physics, University of Limerick (UL), Limerick Ireland
Researcher, Microelectronic Application Integration (MAI),
Tyndall National Institute (UCC), Cork, Ireland
Research and development of soft magnetic material
for high frequency application; establishment of a magnetism laboratory in
Tyndall; preparation of reports and deliverables. Funding sources: Enterprise
Ireland and Science
Foundation of Ireland (SFI).
2005-2006 Research Fellow,
School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin (TCD), Ireland.
Duties: Research on magnetic field effect on metal/liquid interfaces. Preparation of
reports. Funding source: Science Foundation of Ireland (SFI).
As part of the state of the art MSSI facilities, the PI has access to:
Microscopy: SEM/EDX/WDX and HTEM.
XPS, XRD, DSC and VSM.
member of Materials Science Surface Institute (MSSI)
member of Charles Paterson Institute (CPI)
Areas of interest:
Nanoscience and nanotechnology
Characterization of physical/chemical properties of materials
Energy conservation and energy conversion
Nanoscale magnetism/magnetic related phenomena
Spin dynamics and spin manipulation
Modelling and computer simulation
Low temperature physics
ORGANIZATION OF CONFERENCES/WORKSHOP
2008- Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS08), September 14 – 19, 2008 in Dublin Ireland,
chairman of the Symposia: “Magnetic fluids, levitation,
magnetoelectrochemistry and novel applications”, symposia organizer.
2008- Power supply on Chip workshop, September 22 – 23, 2008 in Cork, Ireland, Member of the local Committee
An extensive list of publications can be found at google scholar
(author = Fernando Rhen)
Sina SoltanMohammad, Serguei Belochapkine, F.P. Missell and F. M. F. Rhen, “Preisach analysis of sputtered SmCo thick films”, JOURNAL OFAPPLIED PHYSICS 113, 143901
Fernando M. F. Rhen, Jeffrey Godsell, Terence O’Donnell and Saibal Roy, “Spin Dynamics of polycrystalline Ni films on Si substrate” JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS 322, 1686-1689 (2010)
T. O’Donnell, N.N. Wang, S.Kulkarni, R. Meere, F. M. F. Rhen,
S. Roy, S. C. O’Mathuna, “Electrodeposited Anisotropic NiFe 45/55 thin films
for high-frequency micro-inductor applications”, JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND
MAGNETIC MATERIALS 322, 1690-1693(2010)
J. F. Rohan, B. M. Ahern, K. Reynolds, S. Crowley, D. A. Healy,
F.M.F. Rhen, S. Roy, “Electroless thin film CoNiFe-B alloy for integrated
magnetics on Si”, ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA 54, 1851 (2009).
James F. Rohan, Declan P. Casey, David Fleming, Fernando M. F. Rhen and Simon
Lawrence, “Coaxial metallic nanotubes in polycarbonate templates by electroless
deposition”, ELECTROCHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS 10,1419
F. M. F. Rhen and J. M. D. Coey, “Magnetic field induced modulation of
anodic area: rest potential analysis of Zn and Fe”, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 111 (8), 3412 (2007).
F. M. F. Rhen and J. M. D. Coey, “Magnetic field effect on
autocatalysis: Ag and Cu in concentrated Nitric acid”, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 110 (12), 6274 (2006).
F. M. F. Rhen, P. Dunne and J. M. D. Coey,
“Magnetic field induced rest potential shift of metallic electrodes in nitric acid solution”, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS 42(4),