Microscopy and Magnetism Group
5232 Villigen PSI
Romankov Vladyslav is a PhD student at the University of Basel under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nolting Frithjof and Dr. Dreiser Jan, and he is actively working at the Swiss Light Source (SLS) of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) as a member of the Microscopy and Magnetism Group. He developed his interest toward solid state physics and spectroscopy during his Bachelor in Physics at the University of Bologna, by focusing his degree project on Neutron Spectroscopy at the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), through a collaboration with the Italian Neutron Spectroscopy Society (SISN). Under the supervision of Prof. Boscherini Federico, during the MSc in physics at the University of Bologna, he embraced the passion for X-Ray spectroscopy, which led him to perform his Master Project at the X-Treme beam line (SLS), with a focus on surface science. He graduated as a MSc in Physics at the University of Bologna in September 2019. Currently his work includes basic research on magnetic materials in surface science, especially magnetic molecules for Quantum Bits and data storage applications.
Vladyslav Romankov's research focuses on magnetism in solid state physics, in particular single-molecule magnets (SMMs) with lanthanide core atoms and their interactions with metallic/insulating surfaces. The SMMs are novel materials with huge potential in quantum information and data storage devices, as their magnetic properties (remanence, hysteresis opening,...) can be potentially tuned by using different organic ligands. Romankov's further interest embrace spectroscopy techniques involving X-Rays, Neutrons and Muons, as well as magnetism in surface science.