The group activities cover up-stream research on physical phenomenon potentially useful for future sensors, as well as sensor development (proof of concept) and expertise to support industrial R&D. This experimental research is essentially based on magnetic (VSM, MOKE) and electric measurements (magnetotransport, noise).
Towards gate controlled devices
The control of magnetic interfacial properties by a gate voltage allows low power control of spintronic devices and provides a versatile, local and dynamic degree of freedom that can be implemented in innovative designs. Aiming at an efficient control of devices, we optimize materials and unravel the mechanisms of electric field effect on interfacial anisotropy, Dzyalonshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI), and non-trivial spin textures such as skyrmions.
Ultra-sensitive sensor for space
We develop an ultra-sensitive sensor able to detect magnetic fields smaller than 1pT at low frequency. This sensor could replace magnetic sensors usually boarded on space mission with a significant weight reduction, or be used for magneto-cardiography.
Industrial sensor design
We provide design principles to the company Crocus Technology to target specific sensor performance in terms of sensitivity, noise, detectivity, linearity, and hysteresis. For this purpose, we perform electrical characterization, noise measurements and analysis, and numerical simulations.
- Amandine BOCHEUX (2015-2016)
- Arnaud PAGEAU (2017-2018)
- Julien VIDAL (2017-2018)
- Vincenzo PASANISI (2018-2019)
- Myckael MOUCHEL (2014-2017)
- Marine SCHOTT (2014-2017)
- Paulo COELHO (2014-2017)
- Titiksha SRIVASTAVA (2015-2018)
- Samuel MANCEAU (2019-2023)
- Thomas BRUN (2022-2025)
- Capucine GUENEAU (2022-2025)
- Institut NEEL, Grenoble, France
- LPC2E, Orléans, France
- C2N, Palaiseau, France
- Ecole Polytechnique, LMC, Palaiseau, France
- IJL, Nancy, France
- Université d’Osaka, Japon
- LP2N, Institut d’optique, Bordeaux, France
- LPCNO, Toulouse, France
- seminar – two seminars on magnetoresistive sensors and magnetic tunnel junctions (September 18th, 2023)
On Friday October 13th 2023, we have the pleasure to welcome in SPINTEC Diana C Leitao (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) and Shunsuke Fukami (Tohoku University, Japan). They will give us two seminars on ...
- PhD Defense – Développement d’un magnétomètre miniaturisé à base de jonctions tunnel magnétiques pour applications spatiales (June 20th, 2023)
Lundi 24 Juillet à 14h, Samuel Manceau SPINTEC/LPC2E soutiendra sa thèse intitulée : Développement d’un magnétomètre miniaturisé à base de jonctions tunnel magnétiques pour applications spatiales Lieu : Université d’Orléans. Cette thèse co-encadrée SPINTEC (Université Grenoble Alpes) ...
- Recruiting a PhD to develop a skyrmion-based magnetic field sensor (May 12th, 2023)
Position: Skyrmions are circular magnetic domains of (sub-)micron size with increasing interest to the scientific community, considering to use them for information encoding. The aim of this thesis is to exploit the potential of skyrmions in ...
- Controlling skyrmion chirality with a gate voltage (December 01st, 2022)
Magnetic skyrmions are localized chiral spin textures, which offer great promise to store and process information at the nanoscale. The unique sense of rotation of their surrounding domain wall, called chirality, is resulting from the ...
- Masters thesis projects for Spring 2023 (September 21st, 2022)
You find here the list of proposals for Master-2 internships to take place at Spintec during Spring 2023. In most cases, these internships are intended to be suitable for a longer-term PhD work. Interested Master-1 ...