Taryn Kittel

Taryn Kittel

Taryn Kittel
Graduate Research Assistant

Contaction Information:

Email: tlkittel@ncsu.edu

Educational Information:

  • BA in Physics and Anthropology from Kenyon College, 2014

Taryn’s interest include the processing of ferrimagnetic materials into thick tapes for high-frequency applications and the study of the magnetic properties of these materials.

Taryn’s primary work focuses on the development of thick ferrimagnetic tapes through the use of tape casting. In particular, Nickel ferrite (NiFe2O4 (NFO)) and Nickel zinc ferrite (Ni0.4Zn0.6Fe204 (NZF)), soft ferrimagnetic materials that have magnetic crystallographic anisotropy, are interesting materials for high-frequency signal and power electronic applications due to their high electrical resistivity and favorable magnetic properties. By utilizing a tape casting system, thick films of both NFO and NZF are created. These films are characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and vibrating superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer. The magnetic properties of these films are connected with microstructure and are compared to the properties of spin-coated thin films.