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  Physics Faculty

Nataila Noginova, PhD Associate Professor Department of Physics and Center for Materials Research

Phone: (757) 823 8047
Fax: (757) 823 9054
Email: nnoginova@nsu.edu


1978-1984 Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia; MS in Electronics and Engineering; specialization: optics and spectroscopy
1986-1999 Postgraduate Courses at the USSR Academy of Sciences
1993 Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Ph. D in Physical-Mathematical Sciences, (equivalent to US Ph.D. in Physics).

Professional Positions

Research staff in Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Moscow, Russia, 1984-91; Visiting Scientist in MIT, Boston, MA, 1992; Assistant Research Professor, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL, 1994-97; Associate Research Professor, Norfolk State University, 1997-2003; Assistant Professor, 2003 – 07, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA, 2007-current


Undergraduate Courses : Heat and Thermodynamics; Optics, Physical Science Labs, Advanced Physics Labs

Graduate Courses: Mathematical Methods; Materials for Nanotechnology; Solid State Physics


Research of our group is devoted to new magnetic and photonic materials promising in spintronics, magneto-optical and data storage applications, and fundamental studies of spin dynamics in nanoscale and nanostructured magnetic materials. The major research topics include:

Electron magnetic resonance studies of nano-scale systems. Fundamental studies
Earlier, we demonstrated that spin dynamics in magnetic nanoparticles demonstrates special features related to the quantum behavior of the spin cluster. These is the first observation of these quantum features in relatively large objects such as nanoparticles. We continue experiments and theoretical studies to get more information on the spin dynamics of magnetic nanoparticles as a boundary case between purely quantum (reversible) behavior and classical (irreversible) thermodynamics. In particular, the double quantum transitions were studied in random and arranged arrays of magnetic nanoparticles in order to better understand the nature of the effect.

Nuclear magnetic resonance and relaxation in systems with magnetic nanoparticles
Magnetic nanoparticles are promising for many interesting applications in science, technology and biology, including MRI and medical hyperthermia. We conduct experimental studies of nanoparticle-related effects on NMR spectra and spin relazation of the solvent protons. In 2009, effects were studied as functions of particle size and systems viscosity.

Development of magnetic dipole systems for probing optical magnetism
Recent advances in plasmonic-based metamaterials show that magnetic compoent of the optical field can be strongly modified by properties and geometry of metallic nanostructures, leading to such interesting effects as negative magnetic permeability and magnetic resonance in optical range. To probe such effects experimentally, systems containing rare-earth ions having magnetic dipole-related transitions can be used as spectroscopic tools. We develop Eu3+ materials for such probing methods and perform optical studies at nanoscale.

Recent Publications

• N. Noginova, F. Chen, T. Weaver, E. Giannelis, A. Burlinos, and V.A. Atsarkin. “Magnetic resonance in nanoparticles: between ferro- and paramagnetism”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 19, 246208 (2007)

• N. Noginova and J. McClure. “On magnetically induced orientation and self-organization in ferrofluids”. Physica B 393 43–46 (2007)

• N. Noginova, T. Weaver, M. King, A. B. Bourlinos, E. P. Giannelis, V. A. Atsarkin. “Effect of Magnetic Nanoparticles to NMR and Nuclear Spin Relaxation in Liquid and Solid Hosts”, Journal of Applied Physics, 101, 09C102 (2007)

• N. Noginova, T. Weaver, M. King, A. B. Bourlinos, E. P. Giannelis, V. A. Atsarkin. “ NMR and spin relaxation in systems with magnetic nanoparticles” . Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 19 076210 (2007)

• R. R. Rakhimov, R. Bah, A. Andreyev, T. Chisholm, N. Noginova, J. S. Hwang, A. I. Prokof’ev, S. P. Solodovnikov, I. A. Alexandrov and A. I. Aleksandrov. “Magnetic transitions in manganese-benzoquinone coordination polymers”, Journal of Applied Physics, 101, 09G508 (2007)

• N. Noginova, T. Weaver, E.P. Giannelis, A.B. Bourlinos, V. A. Atsarkin, V. V. Demidov. “Observation of multiple quantum transitions in magnetic nanoparticles”. Phys. Rev. B 77, 014403 (2008). Selected for thee Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology -- January 14, 2008 Volume 17, Issue 2

• N. Noginova, G. Zhu, M. Mavy, M. A. Noginov, “Magnetic dipole based systems for probing optical magnetism”, J. Appl. Phys. 103, 07E901, 2008

• Maxim M. Noginov, N. Noginova, O. Amponsah, R. Bah, R. R. Rakhimov, V. A. Atsarkin. “Magnetic resonance in iron oxide nanoparticles: quantum features and effect of size” J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 320 2228– 2232 (2008)

• N. Noginova, J. McClure, E. Etheridge, V. I. Gavrilenko and D. Novikov. “Thermally and electrically induced switching in manganese doped perovskites”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 41 055411 (2008)

• M.A. Noginov, G. Zhu, M.F. Mayy, B. A. Ritzo, N. Noginova, and V.A. Podolskiy, "Stimulated emission of surface plasmon polaritons" - Phys.Rev.Lett. 101, 226806 (2008); arXiv:0801.4598 (2008)

• N. Noginova, Yu. Barnakov, H. Li, and M. A. Noginov “Effect of metallic surface on electric dipole and magnetic dipole emission transitions in Eu3+ doped polymeric film,” Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10767-10772 (2009)

• N. Noginova, T. Weaver, A. Andreyev, A. Radocea, V. A. Atsarkin, “NMR and Spin Relaxation in Systems with Magnetic Nanoparticles: Effects of Size and Molecular Motion”, Phys.: Condens. Matter 21 255301 (2009)


Dr. Natalia Noginova research featured on nanotechweb.org

Proton NMR moves on

23 May 2007A new study on the proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra of a novel class of magnetorheological nanofluids could help scientists distinguish between healthy and damaged tissues in the human body. Natalia Noginova of Norfolk State University in the US and colleagues have found that suspensions of γ-iron oxide nanoparticles affect spin relaxation in liquids surrounding the nanoparticles. The effects are different from those in solids and vary for different liquids.