Microscopy and Magnetism Group
5232 Villigen PSI
Federico Stramaglia is a PhD student at the University of Basel under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Frithjof Nolting and Dr. Carlos A. F. Vaz, currently working at the Swiss Light Source (SLS) of Paul Sherrer Institute (PSI). Federico accomplished his bachelor and master degree at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, graduating in physics in March 2019. During his master thesis he focused his attention on iron-based superconductors, working under the supervision of Prof. Naurang L. Saini in different synchrotron facilities, such as ESRF, ALBA and ELETTRA. In particular, he investigated the local and electronic structure of these materials by means of respectively EXAFS (Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure) and XPS (X-Ray Photoemission Spectroscopy). Federico is a member of the Microscopy and Magnetism group at PSI and his current scientific interests are towards magnetic materials and interface physics in multiferroic heterostructures.
Federico Stramaglia’s scientific research is focused on multiferroic heterostructures. In particular, he investigates the correlated state of matter at the interface between a magnetic material (Sr and Ba doped LaMnO3) and a ferroelectric or dielectric layer by modulating the charge carrier density using electric-field effect control. Indeed, the coupling of electricity and magnetism plays a crucial role in modern physics and is one of the foundations of modern technology. This field acquires crucial importance in spintronics, where the idea that spin may be used as an additional degree of freedom to the electronic charge for electronic applications is fundamental.