Luana Benetti

Research Fellow

Luana obtained her PhD degree in Physics in 2016 at the Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC (Brazil) where she worked on the development of nanoscillators based on magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) using TiW hard masks lithography. The main focus was to optimize the nanofabrication process, aiming to improve the shape of the nanopillar, reduced the re-deposition and side wall shadow effect in the pillar definition. This research was developed in collaboration with INL through the CAPES-INL project. After her PhD, she kept working at UFSC on the development of nanodevices to spin injection and detection in semiconductors substrates and graphene. Over the years she has also worked in the material science field, on the structural characterization of thin films by XRD and TEM.

In December 2018, Luana joined INL as a Research Fellow at the Spintronics Group. Her research is focused on the study of novel magnetic spin textures fully integrated into magnetic tunnel junctions.

Selected Publications

  • C. I. L. de Araujo, H. A. Teixeira, O. O. Toro, C. Liao, L. C. Benetti, J. Borme, D. Schafer, I. Brandt, R. Ferreira, P. Alpuim, Paulo P. Freitas and A. A. Pasa (2021)
    Room temperature two terminal tunnel magnetoresistance in a lateral graphene transistor
    Nanoscale, v. 13, p. 20028-20033.
  • Brandt, I.S.; Plá Cid, C.C.; Azevedo, C. G. G.; Pereira, A. L. J.; Benetti, L. C.; Ferlauto, A. S.; Dias da Silva, J. H.; Pasa, A. A. (2018)
    Influence of substrate on the structure of predominantly anatase TiO2 films grown by reactive sputtering.
    RSC Advances, v. 8, p. 7062-7071
  • Tumelero, M. A.; Benetti, L. C.; Isoppo, E.; Faccio, R.; Zangari, G.; Pasa, A. A. (2016)
    Electrodeposition and ab Initio Studies of Metastable Orthorhombic Bi2Se3: A Novel Semiconductor with Bandgap for Photovoltaic Applications.
    Journal of Physical Chemistry. C. (Online), v. 120, p. 11797-11806.