CMOS technology through transistor scaling has been the main driver for the huge productivity growth registered over the past 50 years. However, transistor scaling is approaching its physical limits and new devices and architectures are being investigated to continue the performance scaling. To replace the silicon transistor, many devices have been proposed and are currently at varying levels of maturity – from ideas to experimental demonstrations. Devices with magnons (i.e. propagating waves formed by collective spin excitations) as a state variable is one of the promising concepts for wave-based computing.
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Reference: A. Hamadeh, P. Pirro, J.-P. Adam et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 022407 (2017).
In collaboration with colleagues at the Institut Jean Lamour (Nancy), we investigated domain wall propagation in synthetic ferrimagnets under applied magnetic fields. Depending on the relative alignment of the two component layers (parallel or antiparallel), different velocity versus field regimes are observed. This behaviour results from the competition between the external applied field and the interlayer coupling. This work has just appeared in Applied Physics Letters.
The NOMADE group has secured funding for two projects in the latest ANR Call for Projects:
- Chaos-based information processing with magnetic nano-oscillators (CHIPMuNCS), coordinated by Joo-Von Kim and involve colleagues at the Laboratoire Matériaux Optiques, Photonique et Systèmes (CentraleSupélec/Univ. Lorraine), Institut Jean Lamour (CNRS/Univ. Lorraine), and Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales.
- Topological properties of magnetic skyrmions and opportunities for novel spintronic devices (TOPSKY), coordinated by Vincent Cros of Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales and involve colleagues from the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (CNRS/Univ. Paris-Sud), Institut Néel (CNRS/Univ. Grenoble), Laboratoire Charles Coulomb (CNRS/Univ. Montpellier), and the CEA Saclay.