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).

Research topics

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.

The team

Former members

Research engineer

  • 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)


  • ANR-ADMIS (2019-2022)
  • Projet européen ATTRACT (2019-2020)
  • R&T CNES (2019-2021)
  • ANR-Elecspin (2016-2020)
  • Projet de collaboration LPC2E


  • 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

Recent news

  • Hélène Béa appointed Junior Member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) (June 16th, 2021)Hélène Béa appointed Junior Member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
    Our colleague Hélène Béa, associate professor at the University Grenoble Alpes, was appointed Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) beginning from October 1, 2021 for a period of five years. The IUF distinguishes ...
  • 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: This booklet contains the key facts of the lab over the period (contracts, new staff etc.), the ...
  • Post-doctoral position – Electrical control of magnetic skyrmions (September 29th, 2020)Post-doctoral position - Electrical control of magnetic skyrmions
    Spintec invites application for postdoctoral positions in spintronics on electrical control of magnetic skyrmions. Magnetic skyrmions are nontrivial spiral spin textures considered as potential building blocks for ultrafast and power efficient spintronic memory and logic devices. ...
  • Masters thesis projects for Spring 2021 (September 15th, 2020)Masters thesis projects for Spring 2021
    You find here the list of proposals for Master-2 internships to take place at Spintec during Spring 2021. In most cases, these internships are intended to be suitable for a longer-term PhD work. Interested Master-1 ...
  • L’Usine Nouvelle met la spintronique à l’honneur (March 28th, 2020)L'Usine Nouvelle met la spintronique à l'honneur
    L’Usine Nouvelle, magazine dédié à l’industrie, met en avant la spintronique avec une série d’articles, dont deux sur des startups de SPINTEC: La France est au top niveau mondial dans la spintronique La pépite ...


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