Condensed Matter Physics, MBE Growth, 2D Materials, Magnetic 2D Materials, Topological Insulators, Material Characterization


Lintzeris Akylas is a PhD student at the School of applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences of National Technical University of Athens since 2021 with dissertation title “Structural and physical properties of two-dimensional ferromagnetic materials developed by Molecular Beam Epitaxy method, for applications in information-processing and -storage technology” in collaboration with the Epitaxy and Surface Science Laboratory (ESSL) within the framework of Horizon 2020 “SKYTOP” project, coordinated by National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos”.

In 2019, he received his BSc in Physics and in 2021 his MSc in Materials Physics from the Department of Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA). For his master thesis, he studied “The physical, structural and magnetic properties of the CrxTey compound, growth by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)”, using a variety of technics, such as, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), Reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED), angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES). 

Since 2020, he is a member of the ESSL, headed by Dr. Athanasios Dimoulas, of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of NCSR "Demokritos".

His main interests focus on the study of magnetic properties of 2D van der Waals materials using magneto-optic Kerr (MOKE) measurements and Hall measurements as well. He is also interested in the properties of 2D ferromagnet / Topological Insulator (TI) heterostructures and the possibility of magnetization manipulation by current pulses through the topological insulator.

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