The group covers all aspects of fundamental physics related to spin electronics by employing a wide range of theoretical approaches including ab initio, tight-binding, free electron and diffusive methods, combined with micromagnetic simulation approaches based on solution of Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert (LLG) equation. This allows explaining experimental observations, providing solutions for specific problems and predicting novel properties and phenomena guiding the experimental work to optimize spintronic nanostructures.
Electronic structure and magnetic properties of materials from first principles
Ab initio calculations based on DFT are performed in order to provide insights into fundamental mechanisms of various spintronic phenomena, and to propose novel materials and their efficient combinations with required electronic structure and magnetic properties for optimal performance of spintronic devices.
Spin-dependent transport theories
We employ tight-binding, free electron and diffusive approaches including Green function techniques in the framework of Keldysh and Kubo formalisms, in order to describe spin and charge transport properties in magnetic nanostructures with non-collinear magnetic moments in vertical, lateral and complex geometries.
Theoretical concepts for organic and graphene spintronics
The goal of this topic is to harvest theoretically novel spin-dependent properties (e.g. proximity effects and defect induced magnetism etc.) in organic, graphene and related 2D materials based structures in the context of emerging field of graphene spintronics.
Magnetization dynamics (macrospin and micromagnetic) simulations under applied magnetic field and/or spin polarized currents are developed to address functionalities of spintronic devices (e.g. magnetization switching, synchronization and modulation for oscillators) in various geometries. Straightforward analytical models are developed to supplement fast and efficient understanding of the magnetization dynamics.
- Debapriya CHAUDHURI (2016-2018)
- Nikita STRELKOV (with MRAM Group, 2016-2019)
- Arnaud DE RIZ (2017-2020)
- Daniel SOLIS LERMA (2016-2019)
- Sergey NIKOLAEV (2015-2017)
- Cristian ORTIZ PAUYAC (2016-2017)
- Paulo COELHO (with Magnetic Sensors Group, 2014-2017)
- Brian CHARLES (with MRAM Group, 2016)
- ANR JCJC MATEMAC-3D (2017-2020)
- EU FET FP7 and H2020 Flagship “Graphene” (2013-)
- EU M-ERA.NET HEUMEM supported via ANR-DFG (2014-2017)
- UGA Émergence et partenariat stratégique avec Western Digital (2015-2017)
- Samsung SGMI (2014-2017)
- ANR SOSPIN (2013-2016)
- ANR NMGEM (2010-2015)
- AGI14SMI15 AGIR (2014-2015)
- Transilvania University, Brasov, Romania
- CEA/LETI, Grenoble, France
- INAC/PHELIQS, Grenoble, France
- Institut Néel, Grenoble, France
- Unité Mixte Physique CNRS/Thalès, Palaiseau, France
- Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay, France
- IEF, Orsay, France
- Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain
- Institut Jean Lamour, Nancy, France
- Moscow Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia
- King Abdullah University of science and technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
- University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA
- Western Digital Corporation, CA, USA
- University of Bielefeld, Germany
- University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
- Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA
- ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
- Modeling magnetic-field-induced domain wall propagation in modulated-diameter cylindrical nanowires (August 27th, 2019)
Domain wall propagation in modulated-diameter cylindrical nanowires is a key phenomenon to be studied with a view to designing three-dimensional magnetic memory devices. In this framework, we quantified theoretically the driving force needed for ...
- Spin Hall and Spin Swapping Torques in Diffusive Ferromagnets (December 18th, 2018)
A complete set of the generalized drift-diffusion equations for a coupled charge and spin dynamics in ferromagnets in the presence of extrinsic spin-orbit coupling is derived from the quantum kinetic approach, covering major transport phenomena, ...
- Significant Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction at graphene/ferromagnet interfaces due to the Rashba effect (December 18th, 2018)
Despite being a weak spin–orbit coupling material, graphene demonstrated to induce significant Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction due to the Rashba effect leading to formation of chiral spin textures in adjacent ferromagnet (FM) at graphene/FM interfaces. First-principles calculations and ...
- Seminar – Topological spintronics (November 20th, 2018)
On november 28, We have the pleasure to welcome Bertrand Dupé from INSPIRE Group, Institute of Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. He will give us a seminar at 11:00, CEA/Spintec, Bat. 1005, room 434A ...
- Efficient microwave amplification by heat modulation at GHz frequency in spintronics oscillators (November 13th, 2018)
Due to the nanometer size of magnetic tunnel junctions and high interfacial resistance of ultrathin MgO tunnel barriers, temperature modulation at GHz frequency can be achieved in these devices and efficiently use to amplify microwaves ...