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The Nanoscience Centre

Cambridge University nanofabrication and characterisation facility

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Atif Aziz

Research Interests

Carbon nanotubes, Nano composites, Low dimensional materials, Spin electronics, Quantum Technology.


  • Electronic Structure of Nanomaterials

Key Publications


  1. M. B. Bazbouz, A. Aziz, D. Copic, M. De Volder and M. E. Welland, Fabrication of high specific electrical conductivity and high ampacity carbon nanotubes/copper composite wires, Advanced Electronics Materials. Feb. (2021).
  2. N. Tiwale, S. P. Senanayak, J. Rubio-Lara, A. Prasad, A. Aziz, Y. Alaverdyan, and M. E. Welland, Solution-Processed High-Performance ZnO Nano-FETs Fabricated with Direct-Write Electron Beam Lithography based Top-down route, Advanced Electronics Materials 2000978 (2021).
  3. A. Aziz, M. B. Bazbouz, and M. E. Welland, Double-wall carbon nanotubes ink for high conductivity flexible electrodes, ACS Applied Nano Materials 3, 9385 (2020). 
  4. F. Daneshvar, T. Zhang, A. Aziz, H-J Sue, and M. E. Welland, Tuning the composition and morphology of carbon nanotube-copper interface, Carbon 157, 583 (2020).
  5. A. Aziz, N. Tiwale, S. A. Hodge, S. J. Attwood, G. Divitini, and M. E. Welland, Core–Shell Electrospun Polycrystalline ZnO Nanofibers for Ultra-Sensitive NO2 Gas Sensing, ACS Appl. Mat. & Inter. 10, 43817 (2018).
  6. F. Daneshvar, A. Aziz, A. M. Abdelkader, T. Zhang, H-J Sue, and M. E. Welland, Porous SnO2–Cu x O nanocomposite thin film on carbon nanotubes as electrodes for high-performance supercapacitors, Nanotechnology 30, 015401 (2018).
  7. A. Aziz, T. Zhang, Y-H Lin, F. Daneshvar, H-J Sue, and M. E. Welland, 1D copper nanowires for flexible printable electronics and high ampacity wires, Nanoscale 9, 35 13104 (2017).
  8. M. D. Thompson, A. Alhodaib, A. P. Craig, A. Robson, A. Aziz, A. Krier, J. Svensson, L.E. Wernersson, A. M. Sanchez, and A. R. J. Marshall, Low Leakage-Current InAsSb Nanowire Photodetectors on Silicon  Nano letters 16, 182 (2015)
  9. Sensing systems:M. E. Welland, A.Aziz, I. J. Ganney, 12/06/2014 US20140157872 A1
  10. Keatley, P., Aziz, A., Ali, M., Kickey, B. J., Blamire, M. G. & Kicken, R. J. Optical characterization of non-local spin transfer torque acting on a single nanomagnet. , Physical Review B. 89, 9, 09442 (2014).
  11. Robinson A., Aziz, A., Liu, Q., Suo, Z. & Lacour, S. P. Hybrid stretchable circuits on silicone substrate,  2014 Journal of Applied Physics. 115, 5 p., 143511
  12. Banerjee, N., Robinson, J. W. A., Aziz, A., Ali, M., Hickey, B. J. & Blamire, M. G. Band-structure-dependent nonlinear giant magnetoresistance in Ni1-xFex dual spin valves  24/10/2012 Physical Review B. 86, 13, 5 p., 134423
  13. Khaderbad, M. A., Choi, Y., Hiralal, P., Aziz, A., Wang, N., Durkan, C., Thiruvenkatanathan, P., Amaratunga, G. A. J., Rao, V. R. & Seshia, A. A. Electrical actuation and readout in a nanoelectromechanical resonator based on a laterally suspended zinc oxide nanowire  20/01/2012 Nanotechnology. 23, 2, 025501
  14. Blamire, M. G., Aziz, A. & Robinson, J. W. A. Nanopillar junctions  13/08/2011 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences. 369, 1948, p. 3198-3213 16 p.
  15. Artificial magnetic domain structures realised by focussed ion beam irradiation Aziz, A. 2011 Nanomagnetism and spintronics: fabrication, materials, characterization and applications . Nasirpouri, F. & Nogaret, A. (eds.). Singapore: BOOK. World Scientific
  16. Banerjee, N., Aziz, A., Ali, M., Robinson, J. W. A., Hickey, B. J. & Blamire, M. G. Thickness dependence and the role of spin transfer torque in nonlinear giant magnetoresistance of permalloy dual spin valves  2/12/2010 Physical review B. 82, 22, 7 p., 224402
  17. Hakimi, A. M. H. R., Banerjee, N., Aziz, A., Robinson, J. W. A. & Blamire, M. G. Estimating the spin diffusion length of semiconducting Indium Tin Oxide using Co/Indium Tin Oxide/Co spin valve junctions  8/03/2010 Applied Physics Letters. 96, 10, 3 p., 102514
  18. Thiruvenkatanathan, P., Yan, J., Woodhouse, J., Aziz, A. & Seshia, A. A. Ultrasensitive mode-localized mass sensor with electrically tunable parametric sensitivity  22/02/2010 Applied Physics Letters. 96, 8, 3 p., 081913
  19. Seemann, K. M., Mokrousov, Y., Aziz, A., Miguel, J., Kronast, F., Kuch, W., Blamire, M. G., Hindmarch, A. T., Hickey, B. J., Souza, I. & Marrows, C. H. Spin-Orbit Strength Driven Crossover between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Mechanisms of the Anomalous Hall Effect in the Epitaxial L1(0)-Ordered Ferromagnets FePd and FePt 19/02/2010 Physical review letters. 104, 7, 4 p., 076402
  20. Aziz, A., Wessely, O. P., Ali, M., Edwards, D. M., Marrows, C. H., Hickey, B. J. & Blamire, M. G. Nonlinear Giant Magnetoresistance in Dual Spin Valves  4/12/2009 Physical review letters. 103, 23, 4 p., 237203
  21. Wu, M. C., Aziz, A., Ali, M., Marrows, C. H., Hickey, B. J., Barber, Z. H. & Blamire, M. G. Reduction in critical current of current induced switching in an inhomogeneous nanomagnet  23/03/2009 In : Applied Physics Letters. 94, 12, 3 p., 122511
  22. Wu, M. C., Aziz, A., Witt, J. D. S., Hickey, M. C., Ali, M., Marrows, C. H., Hickey, B. J. & Blamire, M. G. Structural and functional analysis of nanopillar spin electronic devices fabricated by 3D focused ion beam lithography  3/12/2008 Nanotechnology. 19, 48, 5 p., 485305
  23. Ransley, J. H. T., Aziz, A., Durkan, C. & Seshia, A. A. Silicon depletion layer actuators  5/05/2008 Applied Physics Letters 92, 18, 3 p., 184103
  24. Wu, M. C., Aziz, A., Morecroft, D., Blamire, M. G., Hickey, M. C., Ali, M., Burnell, G. & Hickey, B. J. Spin transfer switching and low-field precession in exchange-biased spin valve nanopillars  7/04/2008 Applied Physics Letters. 92, 14, 3 p., 142501
  25. Magnus, F., Yates, K. A., Clowes, S. K., Miyoshi, Y., Bugoslavsky, Y., Cohen, L. F., Aziz, A., Burnell, G., Blamire, M. G. & Josephs-Franks, P. W. Interface properties of Pb/InAs planar structures for Andreev spectroscopy  7/01/2008 Applied Physics Letters. 92, 1, 3 p., 012501
  26. Aziz, A., Bending, S. J., Roberts, H. G., Crampin, S., Heard, P. J. & Marrows, C. H. Angular dependence of domain wall resistivity in artificial magnetic domain structures  17/11/2006 Physical review letters. 97, 20, 4 p., 206602
  27. Aziz, A., Bending, S. J., Roberts, H., Crampin, S., Heard, P. J. & Marrows, C. H. Investigation of artificial domains realized by local gallium focused ion-beam modification of Pt/Co/Pt trilayer structures  15/04/2006 Journal of Applied Physics. 99, 8, 3 p., 08C504
  28. Aziz, A., Bending, S. J., Roberts, H., Crampin, S., Heard, P. J. & Marrows, C. H. Artificial domain structures realized by local gallium focused ion-beam modification of Pt/Co/Pt trilayer transport structure - art. no. 123102  15/12/2005 Journal of Applied Physics. 98, 12, 4 p., 124102
  29. Crisan, A., Bending, S. J., Pross, A., Aziz, A., Grigorenko, A. N. & Humphreys, R. G. Flux structures in mesoscopic YBa2CU3O7-delta discs  03/2005 Superconductor Science and Technology. 18, 3, p. 207-213 7 p.
  30. Aziz, A., Smith, C. G., Winiecki, G. P., Beere, H. E. & Ritchie, D. A. Two processing techniques to sandwich a 100 nm GaAs layer between ferromagnetic metallic electrodes 07/2003 Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B. 21, 4, p. 1449-1452 4 p.