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Wayne Saslow

Wayne Saslow is a CNST Visiting Fellow in the Electron Physics Group and a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Irvine, where his doctoral research consisted of theoretical studies of three condensed matter systems: the electronic band structure of diamond, surface antiferromagnetism, and Raman scattering from impurities in semiconductors. After working as a Research Associate at the University of Pittsburgh, he joined the faculty of Texas A&M. His research has included publications on localized and itinerant magnetism, superfluidity and supersolidity, electrical transport of electrons and holes, and ionic transport in oxide layer growth, mixed ionics, and voltaic cells. He has held visiting faculty positions at the University of Michigan, the University of Paris at Orsay, and at the National Institutes of Health. He has published over 130 research papers and 10 pedagogical articles, as well as the magnetics-influenced introductory textbook, Electricity, Magnetism, and Light (2002). Wayne is working with Mark Stiles on theoretical studies of thermal effects in magnetization dynamics.

Selected Publications
  • Phase diagram for magnon condensate in yttrium iron garnet film, F. Li, W. M. Saslow, and V. L. Pokrovsky, Scientific Reports 3. First published online March 4, 2013, DOI: 10.1038/srep01372
  • Thermal equilibration and thermally induced spin currents in a thin-film ferromagnet on a substrate, M. R. Sears and W. M. Saslow, Physical Review B 85, (2012).
  • Spin accumulation at ferromagnet/nonmagnetic material interfaces, M. R. Sears and W. M. Saslow, Physical Review B 85, (2012).
  • Landau-Lifshitz or Gilbert damping? That is the question, W. M. Saslow, Journal of Applied Physics 105, (2009).
  • Spin pumping of current in non-uniform conducting magnets, W. M. Saslow, Physical Review B 76, (2007).
  • Adiabatic domain wall motion and Landau-Lifshitz damping, M. D. Stiles, W. M. Saslow, M. J. Donahue, and A. Zangwill, Physical Review B 75, (2007).
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CNST Visiting Fellow
Electron Physics Group


B.S. Physics – University of Pennsylvania
M.S. Physics – University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. Physics – University of California, Irvine


Phone: 301-975-2141