Dr. Amos Sharoni

Dr. Amos Sharoni



  • Spintronics (spin-electronics)

  • Metal insulator transition at the nano scale

  • Multiferroics



Amos Sharoni performed his undergraduate studies in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he graduated with excellence. He continued his graduate education in Jerusalem under the supervision of Prof. Millo, focusing on the local properties of high temperature superconductors. Using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy he resolved the effects of surface morphology and proximity on the anisotropic order parameter of the YBCO superconductor. He received the Wolf scholarship and Shimon Ofer Prize. In his post-doc, with Prof. Ivan K. Schuller in the University of California- San Diego, his research interests included: characterizing the metal insulator transition of vanadium oxide in nano-scale systems; Study of lateral spin-electronic devices; properties of superconductor vortex pinning in disordered nano-arrays; and chemi-resistive properties of organic semiconductors for sensor applications. Dr. Sharoni has recently joined The Bar Ilan University’s Physics Department and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. His major interests are: 1) spin scattering and interactions in lateral ferromagnetic/non magnetic hybrid nano-structures; 2) nano-scale properties of multilayered transition metal oxides as memristive (memory-resistors) systems


[2013] J.-G. Ramirez, R. Schmidt, A. Sharoni, M. E. Gomez, I. K. Schuller, and E. J. Patino, Ultra-thin filaments revealed by the dielectric response across the metal-insulator transition in VO[sub 2] Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 063110

[2013] A. Zimmers, L. Aigouy, M. Mortier, A. Sharoni, S. Wang, K. G. West, J. G. Ramirez, and I. K. Schuller, Phys. Rev. Lett., Role of Thermal Heating on the Voltage Induced Insulator-Metal Transition in VO_{2} 110, 056601

[2012] K. Baranes, D. Kollmar N. Chejanovsky, A. Sharoni and O. Shefi “Interactions of neurons with topographic nano cues affect branching morphology mimicking neuron-neuron interactions” J. of Molecular Histology

[2012]  K. Baranesa, N. Chejanovsky, N. Geva, A. Sharoni and O. Shefi “Topographic cues of nano-scale height direct neuronal growth pattern” Biotech. & Bioeng. 109, 1791

[2012] M. Erekhinsky, F. Casanova, IK. Schuller and . A. Sharoni “Spin-dependent Seebeck effect in non-local spin valve devices” Appl. Phys. Lett 100, 212401

[2010]  Y.J. Rosen, A. Sharoni, and IK. Schuller “Enhanced superconducting vortex pinning with disordered nanomagnetic arrays” Phys. Rev. B 82, 014509

[2010]  M. Erekhinsky, A. Sharoni, F. Casanova, and IK. Schuller “Surface enhanced spin-flip scattering in lateral spin valves” App. Phys. Lett 96, 022513

[2009]   JG. Ramirez, A. Sharoni, IK. Schuller “First-order reversal curve measurements of the metal-insulator transition in VO2: Signatures of persistent metallic domains” Phys. Rev. B, 79, 235110

[2009]   F. Casanova, A. Sharoni, M. Erekhinsky, and IK. Schuller,"Control of Spin Injection by Direct Current in Lateral Spin Valves" Phys. Rev. B, 79, 184415

 [2009]  J.E. Villegas, A. Sharoni, C.-P. Li and Ivan K. Schuller “Anomalous, hysteretic, transverse magnetoresistance in superconducting thin films with magnetic vortex arrays" App. Phys. Lett 94, 252507

 [2009]  J. Park, JE. Royer, CN. Colesniuc, FI. Bohrer, A. Sharoni, S. Jin, IK. Schuller, WC. Trogler, and AC. Kummel “Ambient induced degradation and chemically activated recovery in copper phthalocyanine thin film transistors” J. App. Phys. 034505 106

 [2009]  M. Erekhinsky, A. Sharoni, F. Casanova, and IK. Schuller, ” Enhanced spin scattering at the surface of copper in lateral spin valves” accepted to APL

 [2008]  J. Park, RD. Yang, C. Colesniuc, A. Sharoni, S. Jin, IK. Schuller, WC. Trogler, and AC. Kummel “Bilayer processing for an enhanced organic-electrode contact in ultrathin bottom contact organic transistors” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 193311

[2008]   A. Sharoni, JG. Ramirez, IK. Schuller “Multiple avalanches across the metal-insulator transition of vanadium oxide nanoscaled junctions” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 026404

[2007]   FI. Bohrer, A. Sharoni, C. Colesniuc, J. Park, IK. Schuller, AC. Kummel, WC. Trogler “Gas sensing mechanism in chemiresistive cobalt and metal-free phthalocyanine thin films” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129 5640


86-225: Advanced electronics


PhD, Master, and third year students are welcome to contact me regarding joining the group We are setting up a high end lab with advanced thin film deposition capabilities, and nano-scale measurements (AFM and transport) A number of very interesting subjects are available!!!