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Jack Bass, Professor of Physics, Emeritus

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B.S. 1959 California Institute of Technology
M.S. 1961 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. 1964 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Arrived at MSU: 1964
Completed PhDs Supervised: 20

Research Focus

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics: Electronic Transport in Metals; Point Defects in Metals; Ultra-low Temperature Transport; Spin-Glasses; Magnetic Metallic Nanostructures, Giant Magnetoresistance in Metallic Multilayers with Current-flow Perpendicular-to-the layer Planes (CPP-MR); Spin-torque; Spintronics in Metals.

Selected Publications

Deviations from Matthiessen's Rule, (J. Bass), Adv. in Phys., 21, 431 (1972).

Electron-Phonon Mass Enhancement in Thermoelectricity, (J.L. Opsal, B.J. Thaler, and J. Bass), Phys. Rev. Lett. 36, 1211 (1976).

Perpendicular Giant Magnetoresistances of Ag/Co Multilayers (W.P. Pratt Jr., S.-F. Lee, J. M. Slaughter, R. Loloee, P.A. Schroeder, and J. Bass), Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 3060 (1991

Current Perpendicular (CPP) Magnetoresistance in Magnetic Metallic Multilayers (J. Bass and W.P. Pratt Jr.), J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 200, 274 (1999);

Excitation of a Magnetic Multilayer by Electric Current. (M.Tsoi, A.G.M. Jansen, J. Bass, W.-C. Chiang, M. Seck, V. Tsoi, and P. Wyder). Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4281 (1998

Generation and Detection of Phase Coherent Current-Driven Magnons in Magnetic Multilayers, (M. Tsoi, A.G.M. Jansen, J. Bass, W.-C. Chiang, V. Tsoi, and P. M. Wyder), Nature 406, 46 (2000).

Spin-Diffusion Lengths in Metals and Alloys, and Spin-Flipping at Metal/Metal Interfaces: an Experimentalist’s Critical Review, (J. Bass and W.P. Pratt Jr.) J. Phys. Cond. Matt. 19, 183201 (2007).

Total Publications and in press (11/2010): 204