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


  • 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)


  • 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)



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


  • 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

  • PhD Defense – Spin to charge current interconversion in Rashba interfaces and topological insulators (September 07th, 2022)PhD Defense - Spin to charge current interconversion in Rashba interfaces and topological insulators
    Le lundi 26 septembre 2022, à 14h en salle 445 Bat. 10.05 in CEA Grenoble, Maxen Cosset-Chéneau défendra sa thèse de doctorat :Conversion entre courant de spin et courant de charge dans des interfaces Rashba ...
  • SMART DESIGN – ERC Starting Grant (October 29th, 2021)SMART DESIGN - ERC Starting Grant
    The rapid development of information technology (IT) has had profound consequences on most aspects of our civilization. However, the energy consumption associated to IT continues to rise at an accelerated pace. In this context the ...
  • Masters thesis projects for Spring 2022 (September 17th, 2021)Masters thesis projects for Spring 2022
    You find here the list of proposals for Master-2 internships to take place at Spintec during Spring 2022. In most cases, these internships are intended to be suitable for a longer-term PhD work. Interested Master-1 ...
  • Helium ions put skyrmions on the track (May 20th, 2021)Helium ions put skyrmions on the track
    Magnetic skyrmions are local twists of the magnetization which hold promise as nm scale information carrier. Here we demonstrate that focused He+-ion irradiation can be used to create and guide skyrmions in magnetic tracks. ...
  • 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: https://www.spintec.fr/spintec-annual-booklets. This booklet contains the key facts of the lab over the period (contracts, new staff etc.), the ...


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