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Dr Marta Crisanti

About Me

I completed my MPhys at the University of Perugia in 2016. For my MPhys thesis project, I worked on the development of a new method for performing single neutron counting measurements with CCD and CMOS cameras under the supervision of Dr. Mutti in the Instrument Control Service at the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL).

My PhD involved a Warwick/ILL project studying the experimental properties of Skyrmions using neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy techniques, under the joint supervision of Prof. Don Paul (Warwick) and Dr Robert Cubitt (ILL).

I was based at ILL in the Large Structures Group.

Current Role

Marta is currently working as a post doc at NPM2 at TU - DelftLink opens in a new window.

Published papers

Anisotropy-induced depinning in the Zn-substituted skyrmion host Cu2OSeO3, M. T. Birch, S. H. Moody, M. N. Wilson, M. Crisanti, O. Bewley, A. Štefančič, G. Balakrishnan, R. Fan, P. Steadman, D. Alba Venero, R. Cubitt, and P. D. Hatton, Physical Review B 102, 104424 (2020).

In situ control of the helical and skyrmion phases in Cu2OSeO3 using high-pressure helium gas up to 5 kbar, M. Crisanti, N. Reynolds, I. Zivkovic, A. Magrez, H. M. Ronnow, R. Cubitt, and J. S. White, Physical Review B 101, 214435 (2020).

Position-dependent stability and lifetime of the skyrmion state in nickel-substituted Cu2OSeO3, M. Crisanti, M.T. Birch, M.N. Wilson, S.H. Moody, A. Štefančič, B.M. Huddart, S. Cabeza, G. Balakrishnan, P.D. Hatton, and R. Cubitt, Physical Review B 102, 224407 (2020).

Increased lifetime of metastable skyrmions by controlled doping, M. T. Birch, R. Takagi, S. Seki, M. N. Wilson, F. Kagawa, A. Štefančič, G. Balakrishnan, R. Fan, P. Steadman, C. J. Ottley, M. Crisanti, R. Cubitt, T. Lancaster, Y. Tokura, and P. D. Hatton, Physical Review B 100, 014425 (2019).

Measuring the formation energy barrier of skyrmions in zinc-substituted Cu2OSeO3, M. N. Wilson, M. Crisanti, C. Barker, A. Štefančič, J. S. White, M. T. Birch, G. Balakrishnan, R. Cubitt, and P. D. Hatton, Physical Review B 99, 174421 (2019).

Magnetic phases of skyrmion-hosting GaV4S8-ySey (y = 0, 2, 4, 8) probed with muon spectroscopy, K. J. A. Franke, B. M. Huddart, T. J. Hicken, F. Xiao, S. J. Blundell, F. L. Pratt, M. Crisanti, J. A. T. Barker, S. J. Clark, A. Stefancic, M. C. Hatnean, G. Balakrishnan, and T. Lancaster, Physical Review B 98, 054428 (2018).

Origin of skyrmion lattice phase splitting in Zn-substituted Cu2OSeO3, A. Štefančič, S. H. Moody, T. J. Hicken, M. T. Birch, G. Balakrishnan, S. A. Barnett, M. Crisanti, J. S. O. Evans, S. J. R. Holt, K. J. A. Franke, P. D. Hatton, B. M. Huddart, M. R. Lees, F. L. Pratt, C. C. Tang, M. N. Wilson, F. Xiao, and T. Lancaster, Physical Review Materials 2, 111402 (2018).

Courses Taken

SOPHIE - Scientific Oral Presentation Held In English HERCULES - Higher European Research Course for Users of Large Experimental Systems

Marta Crisanti


Marta Crisanti

NPM2 TU Delft

Delft University of Technology

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Lorentzweg 1

2628 CJ Delft



Reactor Institute Delft

Gebouwnummer 50

Mekelweg 15

2629 JB Delft




M dot Crisanti at tudelft dot nl