We are interested in novel spin textures, especially those occurring in three-dimensional (3D) magnetic objects. Curvature, domain walls, 3D spin and space, topology are some of our daily words at work. We design and fabricate devices, image their spin textures and influence these with spin-polarized currents or externally applied magnetic fields. The applied background includes the proposed concept of 3D race-track memory. This research topic is driven in close collaboration with colleagues in the Theory group, PFNC at Minatec, Institut Néel, and expert chemist groups in Germany and Spain.
Spin textures by models
We investigate the existence, energetics and dynamics of 3D spin textures under magnetic field and spin-polarized current by using and developing our home-made feeLLGood micromagnetic code, combined with analytical modeling.
Spin textures by experiments
From nanowires to multilayered nanotubes, we observe samples compliant for spintronic devices. Probing the strength of a spin texture’s topological protection against transformation or annihilation is a major goal. We also contribute to the development of 3D MRAM (MRAM team).
We design and synthesize samples to stabilize 3D spin textures using bottom-up chemical synthesis (anodization, electroplating, electroless deposition, atomic layer deposition). We further use lithography/FIB for electrical contacting and design specific sample supports for original in-situ experiments.
Magnetic imaging of 3D spin textures requires high spatial resolution (nanoscale) as well as bulk/surface and multi-component sensitivity. We are developing expertise in electron-, X-ray & near-field probes, both in the lab and at external facilities, including development of instruments and image data treatment.
- Sylvain MARTIN (2016-2018)
- Dhananjay TIWARO (2018-2021)
- Jérôme HURST (2019-2021)
- Arnaud DERIZ (2017-2021).
- Michael SCHÖBITZ (2017-2021). Joint with Institut NEEL.
- Michal STANO (2014-2017), Joint with Institut NEEL.
- Beatrix TRAPP (2015-2018). Joint with Institut NEEL.
- Alexis WARTELLE (2013-2017). Joint with Institut NEEL.
- Sara BONET-GOMEZ (2021)
- Ondrej NOVOTNY (2020)
- Zied BELKHIRI (2020)
- Hoel ROBERT (2018). Joint with INAC/MEM.
- Institut NEEL, Grenoble, France.
- PFNC @ Minatec, Grenoble, France.
- J. Bachmann. Department of Chemistry, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
- W. Ensinger. Materialanalytik – TU Darmstadt, Germany.
- Microscopy group (I3EM), CEMES, Toulouse, France.
- L. Perez, IMDEA, Madrid, Spain.
- M. Vazquez, GNMP-CSIC, Madrid, Spain.
- M. Foerster, L. Aballe, ALBA synchrotron, Barcelona, Spain.
- S. Finizio, J. Raabe, SLS Synchrotron, Villigen, Switzerland.
- R. Belkhou, SOLEIL Synchrotron, Orsay, France.
- A. Lubk, D. Wolf, IFW, Dresden, Germany.
- J. M. de Teresa, INA, Zaragoza, Spain.
- A. Fernandez-Pacheco, The Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK.
- C. Phatak, Argonne National Lab., Chicago, USA.
- PhD Defense – Magnetic imaging of domain wall structure and dynamics in nanotubes (November 10th, 2023)
On Thursday 07th at 10:00, Mahdi Jaber (SPINTEC) will defend his PhD thesis entitled : Magnetic imaging of domain wall structure and dynamics in nanotubes Place : IRIG/SPINTEC, CEA Building C5, auditorium 421 (access needs authorization *) visioconference ...
- HDR defense – Tuning magnetic skyrmion stability and chirality by materials and gate voltage (November 07th, 2023)
On Friday December 01th at 10:00, Hélène Béa (SPINTEC) will defend her HDR entitled : Tuning magnetic skyrmion stability and chirality by materials and gate voltage Place : IRIG/SPINTEC, CEA Building 10.05, auditorium 445 (access needs authorization ...
- PhD Defense – Strategies for the nucleation, electric control and detection of magnetic skyrmions for memory and computing applications (November 07th, 2023)
On Friday December 8th at 14:00, Joseba Urrestarazu (SPINTEC) will defend his PhD thesis entitled : Strategies for the nucleation, electric control and detection of magnetic skyrmions for memory and computing applications Place : Phelma-Minatec (hors murs ...
- seminar – Mapping and controlling three dimensional topological magnetic textures (October 18th, 2023)
On Thursday October 26th 2023, we have the pleasure to welcome in SPINTEC Claire Donnelly from Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany and guest Professor at UGA for one month. She ...
- PhD Defense – Current-induced motion of magnetic domain walls in cylindrical nanowires with chemical modulations (May 25th, 2023)
On Monday June 26th, at 11:00, Laura Álvaro Gómez will defend her PhD thesis entitled : Current-induced motion of magnetic domain walls in cylindrical nanowires with chemical modulations Place : University of Madrid. This joint Phd defense ...