Mössbauer spectroscopy, Magnetotransport, Magnetism, Thin films, Topological Insulators, Spintronics
ROBERTO MANTOVAN got his Ph.D in Physics in 2006 by defending the dissertation “Mössbauer spectroscopy investigation of materials for non-volatile memory devices”. Since 2009, R. Mantovan is a Research Scientist at CNR-IMM Unit of Agrate Brianza (former MDM Laboratory). RM's main research activities currently concern spintronics with topological matter, the atomic-scale structural/chemical/magnetic characterization of bulk materials, thin films, and interfaces by means of Mössbauer spectroscopy, magnetotransport, and thin films growth mainly by chemical methods. Since 2009, within the following resaerch projects, R. Mantovan coordinates the research activity connected to the development and study of new materials (magnetic, topological,..) to be used in future functional devices for micro/nano-eletronics and spintroncs:
- 2009-2012: scientific responsible of the project SPAM3: “Spin Polarized Advanced Materials for Magnetic Memories" (co-founded by Cariplo Foundation).
- 2010-2013: CNR’s scientific responsible (Materials WP Leader) in the Fp7 EU project MAGWIRE: “Magnetic Nanowires for high Density non-volatile Memories”.
- 2018-2023: CNR’s scientific responsible in the H2020 FET-PROACTIVE Project SKYTOP “Skyrmion-Topological insulator and Weyl semimetal technology”.
From 2003, R. Mantovan is a member of the International Mössbauer Collaboration at ISOLDE/CERN, where the recent focus has been the understanding of atomic-scale magnetism in 3d-doped oxides and semiconductors in condition of extreme dilution. R. Mantovan was the spokesperson for the experiment "Atomic scale properties of magnetic Mn-based alloys probed by Emission Mössbauer spectroscopy". Since 2023, R. Mantovan is a Member of INTC at CERN
- December 2022: Guest Editor at Advanced Materials Interfaces, special issue "Interfaces in Spintronics".