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Microstructural Kinetics Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Yurii P. Ivanov

Dr Yurii P. Ivanov

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Office Phone: +44(0) 1223 767066

Research Interests

High resolution Transmission (Scanning) Electron Microscopy

Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy

Focused Ion Beam

Differential Phase Contrast Imaging

Lorentz Microscopy and Electron Holography

In-situ TEM


Epitaxial oxides

Disordered materials


TEM simulations

Micromagnetic simulations

MD simulations


  • nanocomposites
  • mechanical properties of metallic glasses and their structural evolution induced by mechanical and thermal processes
  • functional coatings
  • Microscopy
  • magnetism
  • thin films
  • Spintronics

Key Publications

S.V. Ketov, A. Trifonov, Yu. P. Ivanov, A.Yu. Churyumov, A.V. Lubenchenko, A.A. Batrakov, J. Jiang, D.V. Louzguine-Luzgin, J. Eckert, J. Orava, A.L. Greer. (2018) On cryothermal cycling as a method inducing structural changes in metallic glasses. NPG Asia Materials. DOI: 10.1038/s41427-018-0019-4.

B. Sarac, Yu. P. Ivanov, A. Chuvilin, T. Schöberl, M. Stoica, Z. L. Zhang, J. Eckert. (2018) Origin of Large Plasticity in Fe-based Bulk Metallic Glasses. Nature Communications.

K. Elumeeva, M. Kazakova, D. M. Morales, D. Medina, A. Selyutin, G. Golubtsov, Y. Ivanov, V. Kuznetzov, A. Chuvilin, H. Antoni, M. Muhler, W. Schuhmann and J. Masa. (2018) Bifunctional oxygen reduction/oxygen evolution activity of mixed Fe-Сo oxide nanoparticles with variable Fe:Co ratios supported on multi-walled carbon nanotubes.  ChemSusChem. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201702381.

Yu. P. Ivanov, A. Chuvilin, S. Lopatin, H. Mohammed, J. Kosel. (2017) Direct observation of current-induced motion of a 3D vortex domain wall in cylindrical nanowires.  ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 9(20), 16741–16744. DOI:10.1021/acsami.7b03404.

J. Cramer, E.-J. Guo, S. Geprags, A. Kehlberger, Yu. P. Ivanov, K. Ganzhorn, F. D. Coletta, M. Althammer, H. Huebl, R. Gross, J. Kosel, M. Klaui, and S. T. B. Goennenwein. (2017) Magnon mode selective spin transport in compensated ferrimagnets.  NanoLetters 17(6), 3334–3340. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04522.

Yu. P. Ivanov, A. Chuvilin, S. Lopatin, J. Kosel. (2016) Modulated magnetic nanowires for controlling domain wall motion: towards 3D magnetic memories.  ACS Nano, 10, 5326-5332. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b01337. Highlighted in Advances in Engineering

Yu. P. Ivanov, A. Alfadhel, M. Alnassar, J. Perez, M. Vázquez, A. Chuvilin, J. Kosel. (2016) Tunable magnetic nanowires for biomedical and harsh environment applications. Scientific Reports 6, 24189. DOI: 10.1038/srep24189.

Yu. P. Ivanov, A. Chuvilin, L.G. Vivas, J. Kosel, O. Chubykalo-Fesenko and M. Vázquez. (2016) Single crystalline cylindrical nanowires – toward dense 3D arrays of magnetic vortices.  Scientific Reports 6, 23844. DOI: 10.1038/srep23844.

M. Alnassar, Yu. P. Ivanov, J. Kosel. Flexible Magnetoelectric Nanocomposites with Tunable Properties. (2016) Advanced Electronic Materials, 2, 1600081. DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201600081 (back cover image).

S. Lopatin, Yu. P. Ivanov, J. Kosel, A. Chuvilin. (2016) Multiscale differential phase contrast analysis with unitary detector.  Ultramicroscopy 162, 74–81. DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2015.12.008.

Yu. P. Ivanov, D. G. Trabada, A. Chuvilin, J. Kosel, O. Chubykalo-Fesenko and M. Vázquez. (2014) Crystallographically driven magnetic behaviour of arrays of monocrystalline Co nanowires.  Nanotechnology 25, 475702. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/47/475702.

L.G. Vivas, Y.P. Ivanov, D.G. Trabada, M.P. Proenca, O. Chubykalo-Fesenko, M. Vázquez. (2013). Magnetic properties of Co nanopillar arrays prepared from alumina templates.  Nanotechnology 24, 105703. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/24/10/105703 (featured article, front cover).

Yu. P. Ivanov, M. Vázquez and O. Chubykalo-Fesenko. (2013) Magnetic reversal modes in cylindrical nanowires. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46 485001. DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/46/48/485001.

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