Spintec has developed a strong expertise in the fields of temperature-dependent magnetic and transport properties, sub-nanosecond magnetization dynamics, high frequency noise and near field magnetic probing. The laboratory is equipped with numerous experimental set-ups, whether home made or commercial, which allow characterizing any system from the laboratory sample to the wafer-level test device. Pictures show some of our experimental set-ups.
Vibrating Sample Magnetometer
Dynamic Magnetoresistance Measurement Set-up
Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect
Wafers tester under magnetic field
DC+RF probe tester
Automatic Wafers tester under magnetic field
- Magnetic control of optical responses of biocompatible magneto-elastic membranes (August 29th, 2019)
Numerous studies investigated the use of synthetic membranes for photonic or biomedical applications. We report here on a recent type of biocompatible magnetically actuated membranes, partly originating from studies on magnetic particles for biology, consisting ...
- Physicochemical origin of improved MRAM cells with W capping layer (August 20th, 2019)
Increasing the thermal budget beyond 400°C of magnetic random access memory (MRAM) cells is a major goal to allow for seamless conventional electronics integration. At these temperatures significant material diffusion can destroy the interface properties ...
- Electroless plating to produce flux-closure nanotube for three-dimensional spintronics building blocks (December 18th, 2018)
The conceptual proposal for a so-called race-track three-dimensional data storage device based on domain walls in a dense array of vertical wires, revived the attention on cylindrical magnetic nanostructures. While mostly nanowires have been considered ...
- 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 ...
- 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, ...