ANTIFERROMAGNETIC SPINTRONICS

Overview

Antiferromagnetic materials could represent the future of spintronics thanks to the interesting features they combine: they are robust against perturbation due to magnetic fields, produce no stray fields, display ultrafast dynamics and generate large magneto-transport effects. In this team, research efforts are being invested in unraveling spin-dependent transport properties of antiferromagnets.

Research topics

Spin transport in antiferromagnetic materials

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Whether spin currents can be injected, transmitted and converted in antiferromagnetic materials, how subsequent variations can be detected, and what is the actual influence of the magnetic order are some of the thrilling challenges being addressed.

Magnetism of antiferromagnetic materials

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To what extent and how the magnetic properties of antiferromagnetic materials shall and can be adjusted for use as functional materials in spintronic applications are some of the questions addressed in this activity.

The team

Permanent staff

Post-docs

  • Olga Gladii, 2017-2019
  • Guillaume Forestier, 2016-2018

PhD

  • Lamprini Frangou, 2014-2017
  • Pablo Merodio in collaboration with the theory group, 2011-2014
  • Kamil Akmaldinov, 2011-2015

Internships

  • Jolan Barbançon, 2016
  • Lamprini Frangou, 2014
  • Nicolas Mante, 2011
  • Safeer Chenattukuzhniyil aka. C. K. Safeer, 2011
  • Marthe Chamfrault, 2010

Projects

  • CRG KAUST / SPINTEC / UTEXAS, 2016-2019
  • ASTRONICS, ANR JCJC, 2015-2018
  • CROCUS Technology, 2012-2015

Partners

  • Laboratoire INAC/SYMMES/RICC, S. Gambarelli, Grenoble, France
  • Laboratoire de physique des solides, A. Mougin, Orsay, France
  • Laboratoire de magnétisme de Bretagne, D. Spenato, Brest, France
  • King Abdullah University of science and technology, A. Manchon, Thuwal, Saoudi Arabia
  • Groupe de physique des matériaux, L. Lechevallier and D. Ledue, Rouen, France
  • CROCUS Technology, Grenoble, France

    Recent news

  • Proposals for student internships for Spring 2017 (November 26th, 2016)
    You find here the list of proposals for Master-2 internships to take place during Spring 2017. In most cases, these internships are intended to be suitable for a longer-term PhD work. You may either download the ...
  • A fluctuating magnetic order allows more spins to pass through an interface (February 26th, 2016)
    Bringing a ferromagnetic layer to resonance creates non-equilibrium magnetization dynamics which generates a spin current. The spin current propagates from the ferromagnet into a neighboring layer if permitted by the interface. This is equivalent to ...
  • Spin dependent transport within antiferromagnets (July 02nd, 2015)
    Description Exploring spin dependent transport properties of antiferromagnets and assessing antiferromagnetic spintronics Partners CEA/INAC/SP2M/Nanostructure et Magnétisme, Grenoble, France Michigan state University and University of Texas at Austin, USA Financing Cluster Micro-Nano 2009 ’STARAC’ Objectives The goal of this project is : 1) To better ...

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