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Located in the rapidly growing University of South Florida Department of Physics, the Functional Materials Laboratory focuses on magnetism at the nanoscale, thin films, bulk and composite materials. Prof. Hari Srikanth is the head of the laboratory which just moved to brand new Interdisciplinary Sciences building.

We do a variety of research that centers around the fabrication and characterization of functional materials. We have experience in thesynthesis of nanoparticles, ferrofluids, and carbon nanotubes as well as magnetic oxide thin films and heterostructures and multiferroic materials.

We do a number of experiments to test the properties of these novel materials. These measurements vary from radio frequency (RF) impedance measurements, traditional magnetic and electric hysteresis loops and measuring the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) in nanoparticles, to more exotic tools such as transverse susecptibility (TS) and measuring spin polarization using Point Contact Andreev Reflection (PCAR).


News and Events

  • MMM meeting Oct 30-Nov 3, 2011 at Scottsdale 
  • Hariharan Srikanth was awarded $156,380 for a cryogenic probe station. This instrument will be custom-designed for a variety of transport measurements.
  • Dr. Anis Biswas and Dr. Hafsa Khursheed joined the group as Postdoc.


Functional Materials Laboratory
ISA 5061, Department of Physics
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone: (813)974-4714
Fax: (813)974-5813

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