Jack Bass

  • Aug 2, 2017
  • Emeritus Faculty

Professor Emeritus
Condensed Matter Physics - Experimental
Biomedical-Physical Sciences Bldg.
567 Wilson Rd., Room 4220
(517) 884-5651



1964: Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1961: M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1959: B.S., California Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

Spin-Flipping at sputtered Co90Fe10/Cu Interfaces, (H.Y.T.Nguyen, R. Acharyya, W.P. Pratt Jr., and J. Bass) J. Appl. Phys. 109, 07C903 (2011).

Spin-Diffusion Lengths in Metals and Alloys, and Spin-Flipping at Metal/Metal Interfaces: an Experimentalist’s Critical Review, (J. Bass and W.P. Pratt Jr.) J. Phys. Cond. Matt. 19, 183201 (2007).

Generation and Detection of Phase Coherent Current-Driven Magnons in Magnetic Multilayers, (M. Tsoi, A.G.M. Jansen, J. Bass, W.-C. Chiang, V. Tsoi, and P. M. Wyder), Nature 406, 46 (2000).

Current Perpendicular (CPP) Magnetoresistance in Magnetic Metallic Multilayers (J. Bass and W.P. Pratt Jr.), J. Magn. Magn. Mat. 200, 274 (1999).

Excitation of a Magnetic Multilayer by Electric Current. (M.Tsoi, A.G.M. Jansen, J. Bass, W.-C. Chiang, M. Seck, V. Tsoi, and P. Wyder). Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4281 (1998).

Perpendicular Giant Magnetoresistances of Ag/Co Multilayers (W.P. Pratt Jr., S.-F. Lee, J. M. Slaughter, R. Loloee, P.A. Schroeder, and J. Bass), Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 3060 (1991).

Electron-Phonon Mass Enhancement in Thermoelectricity, (J.L. Opsal, B.J. Thaler, and J. Bass), Phys. Rev. Lett. 36, 1211 (1976).

Deviations from Matthiessen's Rule, (J. Bass), Adv. in Phys., 21, 431 (1972).

Full Publications List

Professional Activities & Interests / Biographical Information

Research Interests

Experimental Condensed Matter Physics:
Electronic Transport in Metals;
Point Defects in Metals;
Ultra-low Temperature Transport;
Magnetic Metallic Nanostructures;
Giant Magnetoresistance in Metallic Multilayers with Current-flow Perpendicular-to-the layer Planes (CPP-MR);
Spintronics in Metals.

Biographical Information

Total publications and in press (as of 2013): 209.
Joined MSU Physics faculty in 1964.
Completed Ph.D. degrees supervised: 21.
Chair, MSU Physics-Astronomy Dept., 1983-1988.