SPIN ORBITRONICS

Overview

From new concepts to devices : we are exploring new concepts in spintronics based on spin dependent transport with various systems; structure inversion asymmetry (spin orbit torques, Rashba effect, Spin Hall Effect, Topological Insulators), and alternative geometries in order to develop innovative architectures of devices.

Research directions

Spin Orbit Torques

We aim at understanding and mastering spin orbit torques for efficient and deterministic magnetization switching with in plane currents.

3-Terminal MRAM

We develop electrically addressable non-volatile memories combining high speed and infinite endurance.

The team

Former members

Post-docs

  • Thomas BRÄCHER (2015-2017)
  • Murat CUBUKCU (2012-2015)
  • Before 2012:Mario Aurino, Karol Marty, Yasmina Hadj Larbi
  • Soong-Gun JE (2016-2018)
  • Haozhe YANG (2016-2019)

PhDs

  • Alexandre MOUILLON (2014-2018)
  • Defended before 2016: Alexandru Trifou, Emilie Jue, Alexandre Lopez, Marc Drouard
  • Mohamed Ali NSIBI (2014-2018)
  • Jayshankar NATH (2015-2018)
  • Roméo JUGE (2016-2019)
  • Pyunghwa JANG (visitor from Korea Univ., 2018-2020)

 

Projects

  • DARPA (2018-2021)
  • ANR SkyLogic JCJC, O. Boulle (2018-2021)
  • ERC Smart Design, M. Miron (2015-2020)
  • EU SPOT (2013-2016)

Partners

  • Néel Institut, Grenoble (France)
  • Unité Mixte Physique CNRS/Thalès, Palaiseau (France)
  • Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay (France)
  • Antaios, Grenoble (France)
  • CEA/LETI Grenoble (France)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
  • National Center for Scientific Research, Demokritos (Greece)
  • Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, Barcelona (Spain)
  • University of Barcelona, (Spain)
  • In Silicio, (France)
  • Singulus (Germany)
  • Mainz (Germany)

Recent news

  • Des skyrmions magnétiques observés à température ambiante (February 09th, 2016)Des skyrmions magnétiques observés à température ambiante
    Ces structures magnétiques nanométriques ont été observées à températures ambiante dans des matériaux compatibles avec l’industrie électronique. Ces résultats font sauter un verrou important quant à l’utilisation des skyrmions comme vecteur d’information ...
  • Magnetic Origami (January 08th, 2016)
    Magnetic Origami Magnetic devices made from the same thin film and subjected to the same electric excitation switch opposite to each other due to their different shape. Mihai MIRON The magic about the art of paper folding is ...

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