People involved: Dafiné Ravelosona, Liza Herrera Diez.
ELECSPIN has been accepted at the 2016 ANR call for a duration of four years. This collaborative research project aims to investigate the advanced concept of radically new nanoelectronics devices based on the electric-field control of spin-based phenomena and establish proof of principle demonstrations of multi-terminal energy efficient memory nano devices. The main objectives are:
- To explore, understand and optimize the physical mechanisms of electric-field control on intrinsic magnetic properties including anisotropy and spin orbit torque using two main approaches: electrostatic charge modulation and ion migratio
- To develop highly homogeneous oxide/metallic systems exhibiting low density of intrinsic defects and sharp interfaces
- To demonstrate the switching at ultralow power of multi-terminal integrated memory nano devices (domain-wall and spin transfer torque based memory devices)
- To investigate the scalability of this concept, their performances in terms of endurance, temperature behaviour, power consumption and develop the first roadmap for the development of voltage controlled spintronics devices.
- SPINTEC for ab-initio calculations to predict and design the best system for large electric-field effects and the development of low power electric field assisted spin transfer torque memory devices with high endurance and thermal performances.
- INTEGNANO for the development of a new design for fully electric field controlled domain-wall based memory devices and micro magnetic simulations for optimizing the tailored design.
- The Micro and Nanomagnetism research group of Institut Néel for the study of underlying physics and mechanisms of electric field effects on domain wall motion and on anisotropy.
- The Electrochemistry and Thin Film group at Laboratory Physique de la Matière Condensée of Ecole Polytechnique for the development and use of electrochemical environment and in-situ magneto-optic Kerr microscopy to study electric field controlled domain wall motion with purely electrostatic field effects.
Here you can find the project’s website.