B.S., 1980, Physics, Massachusetts Institute
B.S., 1980, Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., 1985, Physics, University of California, Berkeley
My research involves the theory and modeling of magnetic materials,
primarily for information storage. I try to predict macroscopic
properties, such as hysteresis loops and magnetic recording noise,
from atomic and microscopic information. My two primary tools are
micromagnetic simulation and electronic structure theory based on
the local density approximation. Other techiques include diffraction
theory and molecular dynamics. My choice of research problem is
strongly motivated by my industrial experience in the areas of magnetic
and optical recording. Typically, my projects involve extensive
collaboration with experimentalists.
Fellow of American Physical Society
Technical Achievement Award of the National Storage Industry Consortium
Program Co-chairman for MMM-INTERMAG (2001).
Co-chairman for INTERMAG (1995).
Publications Co-chairman for Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic
Magnetic Recording Media: Experimental and Simulation", R.H.
Victora, W. Peng, J. Xue and J.H. Judy, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 235,
"New High Performance Magneto-Optic Media:
Tb/Bi/FeCo and Tb/Pb/FeCo Superlattices (invited)", R.H. Victora,
C.F. Brucker, T.K. Hatwar, J.E. Hurst, B. Uryson and D. Karns, J.
Appl. Phys. 81, 3833 (1997).
"Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropies
of (Pt/Co/Pt)/X Superlattices", J.M. MacLaren and R.H. Victora,
Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 3377 (1995).
Predictions for Thermally Assisted Reversal over Long Time Scales",
J. Xue and R.H. Victora, J. Appl. Phys. 77, 3432 (2000).
Handbook of Magneto-Optic Recording,
T.W. McDaniel and R.H. Victora, (Noyes, Westwood NJ, 1997).
"Predicted Time Dependence of the Switching
Field", R.H. Victora, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 457 (1989), .
"Magneto-Optical Storage Medium Wherein
Heating a Portion of a Read Layer Changes the Portion's Magnetic
Orientation", R.H. Victora and T.K. Hatwar, US Patent 5,457,582.
"Electronic Structure of the Ni2MnIn/InAs
(100) Interface Relevant to Spin Injection", K.A. Kilian and
R.H. Victora, IEEE Trans. Magn. Vol.37, 1976 (2001).
"Theoretical Predictions of Interface
Anisotropy in the Presence of Interdiffusion (invited)", J.M. MacLaren
and R.H. Victora, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 6069 (1994).
"Optical Recording Medium Having at Least
Two Separate Recording Layers of Different Writing Temperatures",
R.H. Victora and G. Farruggia, US Patent 5,617,405.