‌Computational Magnetism

Heat induced reversal

Professor R Chantrell

 The York computational magnetism group is at the forefront of theDr R Evans‌ development of theoretical and computational approaches to the properties of magnetic materials and their applications,
‌ which include magnetic recording and an expanding interest in biomagnetism. The group is led by Prof Roy Chantrell, appointed as a York University 40th anniversary professor in 2004 and Dr Richard Evans, appointed as Seagate lecturer in computational magnetism in 2015.. [Read more...]

Prof Chantrell to receive prestigious Achievement Award

Prof. Chantrell is to receive the Achievement Award of the Magnetics Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. This is the highest award  of the society, and is awarded annually for  technical achievements. Professor Chantrell will receive the 2018 award, “For contributions to the theory of interacting spin systems and application to the understanding of magnetic recording media and ultrafast magnetization processes.” The award will be presented at the Intermag conference in Singapore in April. More information about the award can be found here


Group members



York - Thailand

‌‌‌  ‌‌‌‌‌Strengthening links between university and industry in Thailand. 

Seminar: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 20th March 2017.

Thailand Winter School 2018

The winter school was designed for graduate students working in magnetism and related areas.


Atomistic simulation of advanced materials for MRAM applications.


‌‌An NdFeB unit cell

The group are working on a 10-year MagHEM Project, launched in November 2012.  

Royal Society

The computational magnetism group are working on a Royal Society Project:  Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia Magnanotherm.


Atomistic simulation of magnetic nanomaterials

Vampire includes the ability to generate user-defined shapes


We are located on the second floor of Market Square, above the Information Centre.

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The University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK


‌Richard Evans and Roy Chantrell are part of a consortium awarded funding of €400k under the FET programme within Horizon 2020.  


We work closely with Seagate Technology, one of the two major manufacturers of Hard Disc Drives (HDD).  Read more...



An invited review article on atomistic spin models published by Dr. Richard Evans and coworkers has been highlighted as one of the leading articles of 2014 published in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.  Read more...‌‌‌


Prof Chantrell receives IEEE Magnetics Society's Achievement Award.

The first advanced VAMPIRE workshop will be held in the Department of Physics at the University of York between 10th - 15th September 2017.  

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‌Welcome to Mara Strungaru and Daniel Meilak, who join us to begin their MSc by Research.

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1st Advanced Vampire Workshop

10th - 15th September 2017.  Click here to register.