- Office: 235 Norman C. Francis (NCF) Science Complex
- Phone: 504-520-5453
- E-mail: jrantsch(at)xula.edu
My research centers on the dynamic properties of magnetic ultrathin films, multilayers, and nanostructures, especially the investigation of the damping processes and coupling in these structures. These properties are important in the information technology industry, especially the multibillion magnetic hard drive industry and the emerging technology of spintronics—electronics with spin polarized currents. Students in my lab have the opportunity to synthesize magnetic materials, investigate their properties, and construct instruments for measuring these properties.