List of publications


38. Nanoscale Magnetic Domain Memory

Karine Chesnel

Book chapter in  "Magnetism and Magnetic Materials" ISBN 978-953-51-5687-1.

to appear


37. Topological bubble-stripe phase transition in remanent magnetic domain patterns in Co/Pt thin films and its dependence with Co thickness

Karine Chesnel, Andrew Westover, Kelsey Hatch, Berg Dodson, Matthew Healey, Brittni Newbold, Lauren Hindman, David Montealegre, Jeremy Metzner, Lorenzo Fallarino and Olav Hellwig



36. Unraveling magnetic ordering in Fe3O4 nanoparticle assemblies via x-rays

Karine Chesnel, Dalton Griner, Dallin Smith, Yanping Cai, Matea Trevino, Kamden Jones, Roger Harrison, Tianhan Wang, Tianmin Liu, Emmanuelle Jal, Alex H. Reid



35. Shaping nanoscale magnetic domain memory in exchange-coupled ferromagnets by field cooling

Karine Chesnel, Alex Safsten,  Matthew Rytting and Eric Fullerton

Nature Communications, 7, 11648 (1 June 2016).

 DOI 10.1038/NCOMMS11648   Access article here


34. Enhancement of magnetic domain topologies in Co/Pt thin film by fine tuning magnetic field throughout hysteresis loop

Andrew Westover, Karine Chesnel, Kelsey Hatch, Philip Salter and Olav Hellwig

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 399, 164-169 (1 February 2016)

Published online 12 Sep 2015: doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2015.09.040


33. Optical and Magnetic Properties of ZnO Nanoparticles Doped with Co, No and Mn and synthesized at Low Temperature

Jared M. Hancock, William M. Rankin, Talaat M. Hamad, Jamil S. Salem, Karine Chesnel and Roger G. Harrison

Journal of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Vol. 15, Number 5, pp 3809 - 3815 (May 2015)

32. Particle size effects on the magnetic behavior of 5 to 11 nm Fe3O4 nanoparticles

Karine Chesnel, Matea Trevino, Yanping Cai,  Jared Hancock, Stacey Smith and Roger Harrison

Journal of Physics: Conf. Series, 521, 012004 (6 June 2014)


31. Orbital and Spin moments of 5 to 11 nm Fe3O4 nanoparticles measured via XMCD

Yanping Cai, Karine Chesnel, Matea Trevino, Andrew Westover, Roger Harrison, Jared Hancock, Steve Turley, Andreas Scherz, Alexander Reid, Benny Wu, Catherine Graves, Tianhan Wang, Tianmin Liu and Hermann Durr

Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 115, Issue 17, 17B537 (28 April 2014)


30. Influence of structural disorder on magnetic domain formation in perpendicular anisotropy thin films

M. S. Pierce, J. E. Davies, J. J. Turner, K. Chesnel, E. E. Fullerton, J. Nam, R. Hailstone, S. D. Kevan, J. B. Kortright, Kai Liu, L. B. Sorensen, B. R. York, and O. Hellwig

Physical Review B, 87, 184428 (May 2013)


29. Field mapping and temperature dependence of magnetic domain memory induced by exchange couplings

K. Chesnel, B. Wilcken, M Rytting, S. D. Kevan and E.E Fullerton

New Journal of Physics, 15, 023016 (February 2013)


28. Mapping spatial and field dependence of magnetic domain memory by soft X-ray speckle metrology

K. Chesnel, J. Nelson, B. Wilcken and S. Kevan

Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, vol 19, 293-306 (May 2012)

Also highlighted article in the IUCr Newsletter (July 2012)


27. Oscillating spatial dependence of domain memory in ferromagnetic films mapped via x-ray speckle correlation

K. Chesnel, J.Nelson, S.D. Kevan, M.J. Carey and E.E. Fullerton

Physical Review B, 83, 054436 (2011)


26. Persistence of Magnetic Domain Memory Through Field Cycling in Exchange Bias Thin Films

Joseph Nelson, Brian Wilcken and Karine Chesnel

Journal of Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters 87, 267 (2010)

Awarded Best Paper in category Physical Sciences by the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters


25. Magnetic memory in ferromagnetic thin films via exchange coupling

K. Chesnel, E. E. Fullerton, M. J. Carey, J. B. Kortright, and S. D. Kevan

Phys. Rev. B 78, 132409 (2008)


24. Influence of interface exchange coupling in perpendicular anisotropy [Pt/Co]50/TbFe bilayers

 S. Mangin, T. Hauet, P. Fischer, D. H. Kim, J. B. Kortright, K. Chesnel, E. Arenholz, and Eric E. Fullerton We present the magnetization evolution of perpendicular anisotropy TbFe and [Co/Pt]50 thin films either in direct contact resulting in antiferromagnetic interfacial coupling or separated by a thick decoupling Pt layer. Magnetometry and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy determine the spatially averaged magnetic properties. Resonant magnetic x-ray small-angle scattering and magnetic soft x-ray transmission microscopy probed the domain configurations and correlations in the reversal processes. While the Co/Pt multilayer reverses by domain propagation, the TbFe magnetization reversal was dominated either by coherent magnetization reversal processes or by lateral domain formation depending on the interface exchange coupling. In the presence of lateral domains, dipolar field induced domain replication phenomena were observed.

Phys. Rev. B 78, 024424 (2008)


23. Probing complex materials with coherent X-rays

K. Chesnel, J.J. Turner, M. Pfeifer and S.D. Kevan

Appl. Phys. A:  Mater. Sci. Process. 92, 431 (2008)


22. Orbital domain dynamics in a doped manganite

J.J. Turner, K.J. Thomas, J.P. Hill, M.A. Pfeifer, K. Chesnel, Y. Tomioka, Y. Tokura and S.D. Kevan

New J. Phys. 10, 053023 (2008)


21. Nucleation weak stripe domains: determination of exchange and thermal anisotropy variations

G. Asti, M. Ghidini, M. Mulazzi, R. Pellicelli, M. Solzi, K. Chesnel and A. Marty

Phys. Rev. B 76, 094414 (2007)


20. Combined neutrons and synchrotron studies of magnetic films

S.K. Sinha, S. Roy, M.R. Fitzsimmons, S. Park, M. Dorn, O. Petracic, I.V. Roshchin, Zhi-Pan Li, X.Batlle, R. Morales, A. Misra, X. Zhang, K. Chesnel, J.B. Kortright and I.K. Schuller,

Pramana Journal of Physics 67 (1), 47-55 (2006)


19. Depth profile of uncompensated spins in the antiferromagnetic layer of an exchange bias system

S. Roy, M.R. Fitzsimmons, S. Park, M. Dorn, O. Petracic, I.V. Roshchin, Zhi-Pan Li, X.Batlle, R. Morales, A. Misra, X. Zhang, K. Chesnel, J.B. Kortright, S.K. Sinha and Ivan K. Schuller,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 047201 (2005)


18. Characterization of FePd bilayers and trilayers using soft x-ray resonant magnetic scattering and micromagnetic modeling

 G. Beutier, G. van der Laan, K. Chesnel, A. Marty, M. Belakhovsky, S. P. Collins, E. Dudzik, J.-C. Toussaint, and B. Gilles.

Phys. Rev. B 71, 184436 (2005)


17. Disorder-induced microscopic magnetic memory

M.S. Pierce, C.R. Buechler, L.B. Sorensen, J.J. Turner, S.D. Kevan, E.A. Jagla, J.M. Deutsch, T. Mai, O. Narayan, J.E. Davies, K. Liu, J. Hunter Dunn, K.Chesnel, J.B. Kortright, O. Hellwig, E. E. Fullerton

Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 017202 (2005)


16. Interparticle magnetic correlations in dense Co nanoparticle assemblies

J. B. Kortright, O. Hellwig, K. Chesnel, S.Sun,  and E. Fullerton.

Phys. Rev. B 71, 012402 (2005)


15. Surface and bulk spin ordering of antiferromagnetic materials: NiO(111)

Antoine Barbier, Cristian Mocuta, Wolfgang Neubeck, Mattia Mulazzi, Flora Yakhou, Karine Chesnel, Alberic Sollier, ChristianVettier and Francois de Bergevin

Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 257208 (2004)


14. Tracking the local  reversal processes in nanostructures by magnetic speckles

K. Chesnel, M. Belakhovsky, G. van der Laan, F. Livet, A. Marty, G. Beutier, S. P. Collins, and A. Haznar.

 Phys. Rev. B 70, 180402(R) (2004)


13. Hysteresis effect in FeP magnetic sripes studied by coherent soft X-ray resonant magnetic scattering

  K. Chesnel, G. van der Laan, F. Livet, G. Beutier, A. Marty, M.Belakhovsky, A. Haznar and S.P. Collins  

J. Synchrotron Rad. 11, 469-475 (2004)


12. Stripe domains nucleation observed by X-ray magnetic scattering: temperature variation of exchange and anisotropy

M. Mulazzi, K. Chesnel, A. Marty, G. Asti, M. Ghidini, M. Solzi, M. Belakhovsky, N. Jaouen, J. M. Tonnerre and F. Sirotti

J. Mag.Magn. Mat., 272 E895 (2004)


11. Polarization effects in x-ray resonant magnetic scattering patterns from striped FePd films

K. Chesnel, M. Belakhovsky, A. Marty, G. Beutier, G. van der Laan, S.P. Collins

Physica B, 345, 148 (2004)


10. Soft X-ray Resonant Magnetic Scattering from Fe Pd thin films: study of the micromagnetic components

 G. Beutier, K. Chesnel, A. Marty, M. Belakhovsky, J-C. Toussaint, B. Gilles, G. van der Laan, S. Collins, E. Dudzik.

Physica B, 345, 143 (2004)


9. Magnetic anisotropy of nanostructures FePd studied by soft x-ray resonant magnetic scattering, magnetic force microscopy and micromagnetic modeling

G. van der Laan, K. Chesnel, M. Belakhovsky, A. Marty, F. Livet, S.P. Collins, E. Dudzik, A. Haznar, J.P. Attane,

 Superlattices Microstruct., 34,107-126 ( 2003).


8. Soft-x-ray magnetic speckles from a nanostructured FePd wire

K. Chesnel, M. Belakhovsky, F. Livet, S. P. Collins, G. van der Laan, S. S. Dhesi, J. P. Attané, and A. Marty,

Phys. Rev. B 66, 172404 (2002)


7. X-ray resonant magnetic scattering study of the magnetic coupling in Co/Pt nanolines and its evolution under magnetic field

K. Chesnel, M. Belakhovsky, S. Landis, J. C. Toussaint, S. P. Collins, G. van der Laan, E. Dudzik, and S. S. Dhesi,

Phys. Rev. B 66, 024435 (2002)


6. Magnetic coupling in Co/Pt multilayers on etched silicon studied by XRMS,

K. Chesnel, M. Belakhovsky, S. Landis, B. Rodmacq, G. van der Laan, E. Dudzik, S.P. Collins, S.S. Dhesi, 8th Joint MMM-Intermag Conf., IEEE Trans. Magn. 37, 1661 (2001)


5. X-ray resonant magnetic scattering from FePd thin films

 Dudzik, E; Dhesi, SS; Collins, SP; Durr, HA; van der Laan, G; Chesnel, K; Belakhovsky, M; Marty, A; Samson, Y; Goedkoop, JB,

J. Appl. Phys., 87, 5469-5471, (2000)


4. Soft x-ray magnetic scattering from striped magnetic domain structures

G. van der Laan, E. Dudzik, S.P. Collins, S.S. Dhesi, H.A. Dürr, M. Belakhovsky, K. Chesnel, A. Marty, Y. Samson, B. Gilles,

 Physica B, 283, 171-174 (2000)


3.Influence of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy on closure domains studied with x-ray resonant magnetic scattering

 E. Dudzik, S.S. Dhesi, H.A. Dürr, S.P. Collins, M.D. Roper, G. van der Laan, K. Chesnel, M. Belakhovsky, A. Marty, Y. Samson

Phys. Rev. B 62, 5779 (2000)


2.Inelastic neutron scattering investigation of quenched CsC60 phases

J.L. Sauvajol, K. Chesnel, E.Anglaret

Solid State Comm., 108, 781-785 (1998)


1.Vibrationnal properties of polymers and quenched CsC60 phases

J.L. Sauvajol, K. Chesnel, E.Anglaret

Journal de Chimie Physique, 95, 1441-1444 (1998)