SPIN ORBITRONICS



Research team Spinorbitronics, within the Concepts group


Large spin Hall angles have been observed in 3d ferromagnetic materials, but their origin, and especially their link with the ferromagnetic order, remain unclear. Here, we investigated the evolution of the inverse spin Hall Effect of NiCu alloys across their Curie temperatures using spin-pumping experiments. We show that the inverse Spin Hall Effect in these […]

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CONTRABASS – An ANR project

CONTRABASS stands for Ferroelectric control of Rashba states, a 42 months ANR project starting in December 2020. Spintronics devices involve ferromagnetic elements with high switching energies. Contrastingly, the polarization of ferroelectrics can be easily switched by an electric field, at energies typically 1000 times lower. Combined with high spin-orbit coupling elements, ferroelectrics have also a […]

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SPEAR – An H2020 ITN project

Spintec is part of a European-funded ITN project called SPEAR: Spin-orbit materials, emergent phenomena and related technology training. The project, coordinated by CIC nanoGUNE, seeks to explore new materials for the next generation of computer memories and processors. six European academic institutions (CEA-France, ETH Zürich-Switzerland, IMEC-Belgium, U. Hamburg-Germany, Martin Luther University Halle–Germany, CIC Nanogune) and […]

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The research highlights of SPINTEC over the year 2020 have been put together, and are available to download: http://www.spintec.fr/spintec-annual-booklets. This booklet contains the key facts of the lab over the period (contracts, new staff etc.), the most up-to-date description of the lab activity and the research teams. We wish you a nice reading!

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SOFT – ERC Proof of Concept grant

Non-volatility is the main physical feature that fast memories, such as SRAM, are still lacking. Such memories could increase computing performance while reducing significantly the power consumption. The only viable option for sub-ns nonvolatile memory is the Spin-Orbit Torque Magnetic Random Access Memory (SOT-MRAM). The main roadblock towards the integration of the SOT-MRAM is that […]

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Magnetic spintronic memory called STT-MRAM have recently entered in volume production at major microelectronic foundries. The research in this area is now focused on preparing the future memory generations with higher capacity, higher speed, lower power consumption, wider range of operating temperature. To conduct this type of research, it is important to be able to […]

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Spintec invites application for postdoctoral positions in spintronics on electrical control of magnetic skyrmions. Magnetic skyrmions are nontrivial spiral spin textures considered as potential building blocks for ultrafast and power efficient spintronic memory and logic devices. Controlling their chirality would provide an additional degree of freedom and enable new functionalities in these devices. Achieving such […]

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Antaios announced on September 16, 2020 that is has secured 11 million dollars in funding to accelerate innovation and develop new strategic partnerships. Antaios is a start-up founded in 2017 on the basis of a decade of pioneering work carried out at Spintec on SOT-MRAM. Antaios is fully engaged in bringing the SOT-MRAM technology to […]

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You find here the list of proposals for Master-2 internships to take place at Spintec during Spring 2021. In most cases, these internships are intended to be suitable for a longer-term PhD work. Interested Master-1 students are also encouraged to apply, as well as students not phased for a Spring internship. You may download the […]

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We demonstrate in this study a fabrication process that enables the realization of a top transparent conductive electrode of magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs), building blocks of magnetic random access memories (MRAMs). This work opens up the realization of future and faster nonvolatile memories based on hybrid spintronic photonic circuits. This new process has been electrically […]

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