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Vitalii Vlasko-Vlasov




  • Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Steels and Alloys

Professional Experience

  • 2004-present Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1999- 2004 Visiting and Term Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1990-1999 Leading Scientist, Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka
  • 1983-1990 Senior Scientist, Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka
  • 1977-1983 Junior Scientist, Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka

Selected Awards

  • Medal from the Exhibition of Achievements of the People’s Economy of the USSR, 1983
  • R&D 100 Award, Magnetic Flux Imaging System,” 1996
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Technology Transfer, Magnetic Flux Imaging System,” 1997
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2005

Selected Professional Activities

  • Referee for PRL, PRB, Nature, Science, Physica C, JMMM, IEEE Trans.Magn, APL, JAP, EurPL, Optics Express
  • Organizing Committee and chair, Advanced Research Workshop on Magneto-Optical Imaging (Øystese, Norway, August 28-30, 2003
  • Organizing Committee, International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism (Side, Turkey, August 25-29, 2008)

Research Interests

  • Materials science
  • Static and dynamic magnetic structures in ferromagnets
  • Vortex matter in superconductors
  • Supercoducting/Ferrromagnetic hybrids
  • Plasmonic structures for Nanophotonics

Research Supervision

  • 10 students and postdocs supervised since 1983

Selected Publications

of 140 in print. About 1000 career citations, 17.4 citations/paper (average), h-index = 16.

  • Polarization-optical study of magnetization processes near dislocations in in Yttrium-iron garnet single crystals
    V.K.Vlasko-Vlasov, L.M.Dedukh, V.I.Nikitenko
    Zhurnal of Eksperim. and Theor. Phys.. 65, 377 (1973)
  • Domain structure of yttrium-iron garnet single crystals
    V.K.Vlasko-Vlasov, L.M.Dedukh, V.I.Nikitenko
    Zhurnal of Eksperim. and Theor. Phys.. 71, 2291 (1976)
  • The local magnetic anisotropy in the stress field of a single dislocation
    V.K.Vlasko-Vlasov, L.M.Dedukh, V.I.Nikitenko
    Phys. Stat. Sol. A 59, 653 (1980)
  • Dynamic changes of the domain structure period in magnetic dielectric
    V.K.Vlasko-Vlasov, L.S.Uspenskaya
    Sov. Phys. JETP84, 277 (1983)
  • Diagram of magnetic orientational phase transition in gadolinium iron garnet single crystals with internal stresses
    V.K.Vlasko-Vlasov, L.M.Dedukh, M.V.Indenbom,V.I.Nikitenko
    Sov. Phys. JETP59, 633 (1984)
  • Dynamic transformations of the domain structure of a ferromagnet in alternating magnetic fields
    V. K. Vlasko-Vlasov, L.S.Uspenskaya
    Sov. Phys. JETP63, 1029 (1986)
  • Reorientation and transformation of the structure of domain walls in an oscillating magnetic field
    Vlasko-Vlasov, V.K.; Khapikov, A.F.
    Sov. Physics – JETP66, 861 (1987)
  • Polarized optics contrast in YBa2Cu3O7-x high-temperature superconductors
    V.K.Vlasko-Vlasov, M.V.Indenbom, Yu.A.Osipyan
    JETP Lett. 47, 375 (1988)
  • Forced oscillations of Bloch lines and nonlinear transformations of the domain wall structure in the ultrasound wave field
    V.K.Vlasko-Vlasov, V.I.Nikitenko, O.A.Tikhomirov
    JMMM 75, 383 (1988)
  • Visualization of the penetration and trapping of magnetic flux in high-temperature superconductors
    A.A.Polyanskii, V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, M.V. Indenbom, V.I.Nikitenko
    Sov. Techn. Phys. Lett. 15, 872 (1989)
  • Effect of lattice defects on the superconducting properties of YBa2Cu3Oz crystals
    V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, L.A. Dorosinskii, M.V.Indenbom, M.V., V.I.Nikitenko. A.A.Polyanskii, A.V.Antonov, Yu.M.Gusev, G.A.Emel’chenko
    Superconductivity: Phys., Chem., Technol.|4, 1007 (1991)
  • The distribution of normal and planar components of magnetic induction in thin HTSC films
    V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, L.A. Dorosinskii, M.V. Indenbom, V,I,Nikitenko, A.A.Polyanskii, R.L.Prozorov
    Superconductivity: Phys., Chem., Technol.|6, 555 (1993)
  • Macroturbulence in high-Tc superconductors
    V.K.Vlasko-Vlasov, V.I.Nikitenko, A.A.Polyanskii, G.W.Crabtree, U.Welp, B.Veal
    Physica C222, 361 (1994)
  • Imaging of transport currents in superconducting (BiPb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3)x composites
    U.Welp, D.O.Gunter, G.W.Crabtree, W.Zhong, U.Balachandran, P.Haldar, R.S.Sokolowski, V.K.Vlasko-Vlasov, V.I.Nikitenko
    Nature 376, 44 (1995)
  • Current filamentation and macroturbulence in superconductors in rotating magnetic fields
    V.K. VlaskoVlasov, V. Kabanov, V.I. Nikitenko, U.Welp, G.W.Crabtree
    JETP Lett. 65, 264 (1997)
  • Meissner holes in superconductors
    V.K. VlaskoVlasov, U. Welp, G.W. Crabtree, D.Gunter, V.Kabanov, V.I.Nikitenko
    Phys.Rev. B56, 5622 (1997)
  • Direct imaging of the first-order spin-flop transition in the layered manganite La1.4Sr1.6Mn2O7
    U. Welp , A.Berger D.J. Miller, V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, K.E.Gray KE, J.F.Mitchell
    Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 , 4180 (1999)
  • Direct magneto-optical observation of a structural phase transition in thin films of manganites
    V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, Y.K. Lin, D.J. Miller, DJ, U.Welp, G.W.Crabtree, V.I.Nikitenko
    Phys.Rev.Lett. 84 , 2239 (2000)
  • Field induced biquadratic exchange in hard/soft ferromagnetic bilayers
    V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, U. Welp, J.S. Jiang, D.J.Miller, G.W.Crabtree, S.Bader
    Phys.Rev.Lett. 86 , 4386 (2001)
  • Decoration of Josephson vortices by pancake vortices in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d
    V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, A.E. Koshelev, U. Welp, G.W.Crabtree, K.Kadowaki
    Phys. Rev. B66, 014523 (2002).
  • Local properties at the boundaries of irradiated regions in La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 colossal magnetoresistance films
    V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, U. Welp, D.J. Miller, Y.K.Lin, G.W.Crabtree
    J.Appl.Phys. 91, 7721 (2002).
  • Magnetic domain structure and magnetic anisotropy in Ga1-xMn(x)As.
    U. Welp, V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, X. Liu, J.K.Furdyna, T.Wojtowicz
    Phys Rev Lett. 90, 167206 (2003)
  • Magnetization reversal in arrays of Co rings
    U. Welp, V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, J.M. Hiller, N.J.Zaluzek, V.Metlushko, B.Ilec
    Phys.Rev. B68, 054408 (2003)
  • Surface plasmons at single nanoholes in Au films
    L. Yin, V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, A. Rydh, J. Pearson, U.Welp , S.HChang SH, S.K. Gray, G.C. Schatz, D.B. Brown, C.W. Kimball
    Appl.Phys.Lett. 85, 467 (2004)
  • Dendritic flux avalanches and nonlocal electrodynamics in thin superconducting films.
    I.S. Aranson, A. Gurevich, M.S.Welling, R. Weijngaarten, V.K.Vlasko-Vlasov, V.Vinokur, U.Welp
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 037002 (2005)
  • Subwavelength focusing and guiding of surface plasmons
    L. Yin, V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, J. Pearson, J.M. Hiller, J. Hua, U. Welp, D.E.Brown, C.W.
    Nano Lett. 5, 1399 (2005)
  • Spectroscopy of surface plasmons in metal films with nanostructures
    V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, A. Rydh, J. Pearson, U.Welp
    Appl.Phys.Lett. 88, 173112 (2006)
  • Multiplexing surface plasmon polaritons on nanowires
    A. Imre, V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, J. Pearson, J.M. Hiller, U. Welp
    Appl.Phys.Lett. 91, 083115 (2007)
  • Enhanced Raman scattering from focused surface plasmons
    J.T. Bahns, A. Imre, V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, J. Pearson, J.M. Hiller, L.H. Chen, U. Welp
    Appl.Phys.Lett. 91, 081104 (2007)
  • Guiding superconducting vortices with magnetic domain walls
    V.KVlasko-Vlasov, U. Welp, G. Karapetrov, V. Novosad, D. Rosenmann, M. Iavarone , A. Belkin, W.K. Kwok
    Phys. Rev. B77, 134518 (2008)
  • Soft magnetic lithography and giant magnetoresistance in superconducting/ferromagnetic hybrids
    V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, VK; Welp, U; Imre, A, D. Rosenmann, J.Pearson, W.K.Kwok
    Phys.Rev.B78, 214511 (2008)
  • SERS enhancements via periodic arrays of gold nanoparticles on silver film structures
    J.M. Montgomery, A. Imre, U. Welp, V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov , S.K, Gray
    Opt. Expr. 17, 8669 (2009)
  • Growth and superconductivity of FeSex crystals
    U. Patel, J. Hua, S.H. Yu, S. Avci, Z.L. Xiao, H. Claus, J. Schlueter, V.K. Vlasko-Vlasov, U. Welp, W.K. Kwok
    Appl.Phys.Lett. 94, 082508 (3 pp.) Published: 02 2009 23 Feb. 2009

Selected Invited Talks

(of 39):

  • Magnetization Processes in HTS. First International Workshop on Vortex Physics (Paris, France, June 30-July 3, 1994)
  • Meissner Holes in Remagnetized Superconductors. Third International Workshop on Vortex Dynamics in High Temperature Superconductors (Shores, Israel, June 23-27, 1996)
  • Peak Effect in Bi and TlCuprates- a Disorder Driven PhaseTtransition in the FLL.Workshop on Vortex Physics in High-Temperature Superconductors (Hachimantai, Japan, June 21-26th, 1998)
  • Magneto-Optical Study of Magnetization Processes in Superconductors. Summer NATOSchool on Vortex Physics in High TC superconductors (Kusadasi, Turkey, July 26-August 8, 1998)
  • Remagnetization of High-TCSuperconductors, German-Israel MINERVA Workshop on Physics of High temperature Superconductors (Haifa, Israel, 12-14 April 1999)
  • Fractal Dynamics and Avalanches of the Magnetic Flux in Superconducting Films with Periodic Hole Arrays. Workshop: Vortex Matter in Inhomogeneous Superconductors (Bordeaux, France, December 6-9, 2000)
  • Field Induced Biquadratic Exchange in Ferromagnetic Multilayers, APS Meeting, March 12-16, 2001
  • Decoration of Josephson Vortices by Pancake Vortices in BSCCO, The 9th Joint Vortex Dynamics and Vortex Matter Workshop, Boyardville, France, June 22-27, 2003
  • Magneto-optical imaging of Josephson vortices in layered superconductors, NATO Advanced Research Workshop: Magneto-Optical Imaging, Øystese, Norway, August 28-30, 2003
  • Domain Structure and Magnetic Anisotropy in Ga1-xMnxAs , NATO Advanced Research Workshop: Magneto-Optical Imaging, Øystese, Norway, August 28-30, 2003
  • Fractal Flux Motion and Thermo-Magnetic Avalanches in Homogeneous and Periodically Patterned NbFilms, 1st International Conference Fundamental Problems of High Temperature superconductivity, Moscow, Russia, October 18-22, 2004
  • Self-organized criticality of vortices in superconducting films, APS March Meeting, March 21-25, 2005, Los Angeles, CA
  • Imaging Transport Currents and I-V curves in Second Generation Coated Conductors, International Conference on Mesoscopic Superconductivity and Magnetism, Chicago August 28 - September 1, 2006
  • Plasmonic Routs to Nanophotonics, Workshop Trends in future electronics: Quantum digital circuits, materials with exceptional electronic properties, novel device concepts and applications, Bordeaux, France, May 6-10, 2006
  • Plasmon scanner and multiplexer, International SPIE conference on Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and their optical properties VI, San Diego, Aug. 10-14, 2008
  • Problems of High Temperature Superconductivity, Moscow, Russia, October 13-17 , 2008
  • Combined domain structures and tunable electromagnetic responce of superconducting / ferromagnetic hybrids, International Conference Low-Dimensional Metallic and Superconducting Systems,” Chernogolovka, Moscow district, Russia, October 10-17 , 2009