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)
- Myckael MOUCHEL (2014-2017)
- Marine SCHOTT (2014-2017)
- Paulo COELHO (2014-2017)
- Titiksha SRIVASTAVA (2015-2018)
- Institut NEEL, Grenoble, France
- Crocus Technology, 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
- PhD thesis defense : Electric field control of magnetic properties of Pt/Co/AlOx system (October 24th, 2017)
On Thursday, the 26th Of October 2017 at 14h00, Marine SCHOTT from UGA/Neel Institute, will defend her PhD thesis entitled “Electric field control of magnetic properties of Pt/Co/AlOx system” Place : Amphithéâtre du CNRS / ...
- Proposals for student internships for Spring 2018 (October 03rd, 2017)
You find here the list of proposals for Master-2 internships to take place during Spring 2018. In most cases, these internships are intended to be suitable for a longer-term PhD work. Interested Master-1 students are ...
- 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 ...
- PhD defense : Development of low-noise magnetic tunnel junctions for magnetic field sensors (May 23rd, 2017)
On Thursday, the 22th Of June 2017 at 14h00, Myckael MOUCHEL from CROCUS TECHNOLOGY (DRF/INAC/SPINTEC), will defend his PhD thesis entitled “Development of low-noise magnetic tunnel junctions for magnetic field sensors” Place : Amphithéâtre Grenoble INP-PHELMA ...
- Master students to visit SPINTEC and discuss our topics for internships (September 18th, 2016)
On 25th October 2016 our host Institut INAC welcomes students for a presentation of internship topics proposed to host Master-2 students during Spring 2017. Details will be provided later.