During my secondment at Seagate I worked on two projects:
- The stability of metal structures for plasmonic applications. In particular, vacancy-driven diffusion across a plasmonic interface was studied in the pursuit of the best material that would provide hardness to the structure under high temperatures and still have good plasmonic properties. Ab initio calculations based on Density Functional theory were used in this project, which was done in collaboration with Carmine Autieri.
- I used micromagnetic simulations to study advanced data storage systems based on coupled magnetic structures.
Besides being a fruitful exchange of scientific knowledge, my secondment in Seagate has provided me with an insight on how research and development works in a specialised industry.