Scientific highlights

    Scientific highlights illustrated by key publications

  • Giant magnetoresistance in lateral metallic nanostructures for spintronic applications (January 22nd, 2018)
    This study discuss the shift observed in spintronics from the current-perpendicular-to-plane geometry towards lateral geometries, illustrating the new opportunities offered by this configuration. The possibility to combine ultrathin magnetic and non-magnetic layers allowed creating hetero-structures whose ...
  • Le point sur la Spintronique (November 23rd, 2017)
    Article “Le point sur la Spintronique” dans le magazine de la recherche et de ses applications Les Défis du CEA Octobre 2017 N°221.
  • Enhanced annealing stability and perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in perpendicular magnetic tunnel junctions using W layer (November 15th, 2017)
    The stiffening of the perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction (pMTJ) stack resulting from the W insertion due to its very high melting temperature, is the key mechanism behind the extremely high thermal robustness. Thicker W layer ...
  • Review – Antiferromagnetic spintronics (November 09th, 2017)
    V. Baltz, A. Manchon, M. Tsoi, T. Moriyama, T. Ono, and Y. Tserkovnyak, Rev. Mod. Phys. in press (2017), also arXiv:1606.04284 and hal-01568760. Antiferromagnetic materials could represent the future of spintronic applications thanks to the numerous interesting features ...
  • A Novel Asynchronous Radiation-Hard Error Correction Structure Based on MRAM (October 19th, 2017)
    Radiation robust circuit design for harsh environments like space is a big challenge for IC design and embedded systems. As circuits become more and more complex and CMOS processes get denser and smaller, their immunity ...
  • A skyrmion switch (September 28th, 2017)
    Nanoscale magnetic skyrmions are good candidates for data manipulation and storage in spintronic applications (logic and/or memory). M. Schott et al. have recently shown that a gate voltage can nucleate or annihilate skyrmions. This proof ...
  • Book – Introduction to Random-Access Memory (September 01st, 2017)
    B. Dieny, R. B. Goldfarb, K.-J. Lee (Eds), IEEE Press, Wiley (2017). With chapter authorship from Spintec: L. Buda-Prejbeanu, L. Prejbeanu, B. Diény. DOI: 10.1002/9781119079415 Magnetic random-access memory (MRAM) is poised to replace traditional computer memory based on ...
  • Electrical detection of magnetic domain walls by inverse and direct spin Hall effect (August 28th, 2017)
    Spin orbit torques allow to move efficiently DW in tracks made of ferromagnetic/spin Hall effect bilayer. Domain wall (DW) detection is then of great importance. In this letter, we demonstrate a detection method, based on ...
  • Evidence for spin to charge conversion in GeTe(111), among most read 2016 papers of APL Mater. (August 28th, 2017)
    GeTe has been predicted to be the father compound of a new class of multifunctional materials: ferroelectric Rashba semiconductors. In that sense, they are expected to display a coupling between spin-dependent k-splitting and ferroelectricity, thus allowing ...
  • Spin-Hall Voltage over a Large Length Scale in Bulk Germanium (July 20th, 2017)
    Germanium is one of the most appealing candidate for spintronic applications, thanks to its compatibility with the Si platform, the long electron spin lifetime and the optical properties matching the conventional telecommunication window. Electrical spin ...
  • Review – Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy at transition metal/oxide interfaces and applications (June 28th, 2017)
    B. Dieny and M. Chshiev, Rev. Mod. Phys. 89, 025008 (2017). Spin electronics is a rapidly expanding field stimulated by a strong synergy between breakthrough basic research discoveries and industrial applications in the fields of magnetic ...
  • Tailoring magnetic insulator proximity effects in graphene: first-principles calculations (June 07th, 2017)
    Advancing spintronic devices requires using novel 2D materials including graphene with featured properties. In particular, a significant effort has been focused on injecting spins and inducing magnetism in graphene giving rise to emerging field of ...
  • Nanotweezers and their remote actuation by magnetic fields (May 23rd, 2017)
    We have developed arrays of innovative magnetic nanotweezers or “nanojaws” on silicon wafers, by a top-down approach using the fabrication techniques of microelectronics. The mechanical manipulation of micro- and nanometric objects relies on constantly evolving techniques, ...
  • Review – Three-dimensional nanomagnetism (April 20th, 2017)
    Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco, Robert Streubel, Olivier Fruchart, Riccardo Hertel, Peter Fischer, Russell P. Cowburn, Nature Comm. 8, 15756 (2017) Magnetic nanostructures are being developed for use in many aspects of our daily life, spanning areas such as ...
  • Giant and tunable spin-charge conversion at oxide interfaces (April 14th, 2017)
    At the interface between the strontium titanate and the lanthanide aluminate forms a 2 dimensional electron system. By using a dynamical spin injection technique, we were able to demonstrate a record conversion yield between spin ...

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