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.
- 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 ...
- Seminar : Advanced fabrication and characterisation of three-dimensional magnetic nanowires for applications in spintronics (August 31st, 2017)
On september, 21, we have the pleasure to welcome Amalio Fernández-Pacheco from Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge in Spintec. At 11H, in room 434 A, he will give a seminar entitled “Advanced fabrication and characterisation of ...
- Review – Three-dimensional nanomagnetism (April 20th, 2017)
Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco, Robert Streubel, Olivier Fruchart, Riccardo Hertel, Peter Fischer, Russell P. Cowburn, Nature Comm. 8, 15756 (2017) Magnetic nanostructures are being developed for use in many aspects of our daily life, spanning areas such as ...
- 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.