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Yaroslaw Bazaliy

Associate Professor

PSC 407
Physics and Astronomy
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
(803) 777-9449


  • Ph.D. in physics. Stanford University, Stanford, California (2000)
  • M.S. with Honours in Solid State and Radio Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, USSR (1988)

Research Interests

Research in theoretical condensed matter physics in the area of magnetism, spin-polarized currents, magnetization dynamics and spin transport. Our current focus is on magnetic dynamics induced by the spin-transfer torque. On the side of fundamental physics this work is aimed at finding solutions of the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation in the presence of spin currents and obtaining a physical understanding of the new current-induced excitations. On the applied side, our results are helping to engineer novel devices for computer memory hardware.

Selected Publications

  • Ya. B. Bazaliy, "Generation of microwave radiation in planar spin-transfer devices", arXiv:0706.0529 (2007).
  • L. T. Tsymbal, Ya. B. Bazaliy, and V. A. Mishin, "Helicon-phonon resonance in PbSe", submitted to J. Low. Temp. Phys. (2007).
  • O. A. Tretiakov, Ya. B. Bazaliy, and O. Tchernyshyov, "Dynamics of domain walls in magnetic nanostrips", Dynamics of domain walls in magnetic nanostrips (2007).
  • Ya. B. Bazaliy, "Effective attraction induced by repulsive interaction in a spin-transfer system", arXiv:0705.0508 (2007).
  • Ya. B. Bazaliy, D. Olaosebikan, B. A. Jones, "Planar spin-transfer device with a dynamic polarizer", arXiv:0705.0406, to be published in J. Nanoscience and Nanoelectronics (2007).