Microwave oscillations of the magnetization around its equilibrium are the natural dynamical response to external perturbations (e.g. thermal fluctuations, microwave fields). This offers the promise for a new class of microwave devices, benefiting from their small foot-print, their ability to be controlled electrically, and their integrability with CMOS technology. Identified devices include local oscillators, microwave filters, detectors, and non-reciprocal devices. Understanding the dynamics of these nano-objects, applying general concepts of microwave oscillator techniques and defining from this novel microwave applications is the major aim of this activity.

Research directions

Spin Transfer Torque Oscillators

We are realizing and studying microwave emitting sources based on the magnetization precession, mainly in the shape of nanopillars made out of magnetic heterostrucures. This offer the possibility to build new devices for telecommunication in the Ghz range.

The team

Former members


  • Sylvain MOULIS
  • Pankaj ZETHI
  • Alumni : A. Ruiz Calafora, K. Jaimes Merazzo, K. Garcia Hernandez, C. Murapaka


  • Alumni : Matthieu Favre, Jérôme Hem, Anike Purbawati


  • W.E. Bailey – Columbia University (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), A. N. Slavin – Oakland University (2012, 2013), V. Naletov (2016)




  • Leti (Grenoble)
  • Unité Mixte CNRS/Thale (Palaiseau),
  • INL (Portugal)
  • Oakland University (United States of America)

Recent news

  • Masters thesis projects for Spring 2022 (September 17th, 2021)Masters thesis projects for Spring 2022
    You find here the list of proposals for Master-2 internships to take place at Spintec during Spring 2022. In most cases, these internships are intended to be suitable for a longer-term PhD work. Interested Master-1 ...
  • Post-doctoral positions – Coupled nano-oscillator arrays for brain inspired computing (August 04th, 2021)Post-doctoral positions - Coupled nano-oscillator arrays for brain inspired computing
    SPINTEC laboratory (Grenoble, France), in collaboration with CEA-LETI, has currently two postdoc position openings to work on theory (12 month) and on experiment (18 month) of coupled oscillator arrays for implementing neuromorphic and unconventional computing ...
  • Spin-information transported over long-distances at room temperature in the ultra-low damping hematite antiferromagnet (February 09th, 2021)Spin-information transported over long-distances at room temperature in the ultra-low damping hematite antiferromagnet
    A consortium led by physicists at JGU Mainz, in collaboration with CNRS/Thales Palaiseau, SPINTEC and LNCMI Grenoble, and NTNU Trondheim, demonstrated that transporting spin-information at room temperature and over long distances is within reach. They ...
  • SpinSpike – An ANR project (January 19th, 2021)SpinSpike – An ANR project
    SpinSpike stands for Spintronic Spiking Neurons. It is a 42-month-long ANR project (2021/2024). Spintronics has recently shown its promise for neuromorphic computing, but is lacking an essential ingredient of biological neural networks: spiking neurons. In this ...
  • Highlights of SPINTEC research in 2020 (December 10th, 2020)Highlights of SPINTEC research in 2020
    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 ...


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