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4 May 2021

Agnès Barthèlémy laureate of the IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel medal

Agnès Barthèlémy is laureate with Nicola Spaldin of the 2021 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel medal, a prize awarded every three years for researches in the domain of magnetism. (...)

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4 December 2020

Steffen WITTROCK laureate of the PhOM PhD prize

Steffen WITTROCK is the laureate of the PhOM 2020 thesis prize for his thesis entitled "From noise & stability to synchronization & complex dynamics in spin torque nanooscillators". His (...)

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4 November 2020

SFP "Young researcher" prize for William Legrand

Congratulations to William Legrand Winner of the SFP’s 2019 Saint-Gobain Young Researchers’ Prize. William received his PhD from the University of Paris-Saclay in 2019. His thesis is entitled: (...)

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4 November 2020

MMM 2020 Best Poster Award for Fernando Ajejas

MMM 2020 Best Poster Award attributed to Fenando Ajejas for his work on "Experimental correlation of Interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction amplitude and Work Function in magnetic (...)

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24 August 2020

Review: A new roadmap for spintronics

SpintronicFactory european consortium has published in Nature Electronics [1] a new roadmap for spintronics
Preprint: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1908.10584

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7 January 2020

Inverse transition in ferroelectric thin films

Ferroelectric materials are made of domains in which electric dipoles are all aligned in the same direction. The manipulation of these domains by an electric field ensures low energy consumption (...)

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8 November 2019

William Legrand laureate of the SFNano - C’Nano 2019

William Legrand is the laureate of the SFNano - C’Nano 2019 thesis prize in the "Fundamental research" category. He will receive his prize on December 11 in Dijon during the 1st edition of the (...)

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24 April 2019

Lorenzo Vistoli won the "Invention/innovation award" at the Italian embassy

Lorenzo Vistoli, PhD student, won the "Invention/innovation award" at the Italian embassy during the "Journée de la recherche italienne", in honor of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s (...)

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22 January 2019

Industrial partnership with Intel

Intel Corporation has recently proposed a new type of non-volatile logic device operating on spin that should provide improvements in terms of energy efficiency and performance beyond current (...)

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8 November 2018

Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films

In this article, we demonstrated large topological Hall effect in lightly doped (Ca,Ce)MnO3 thin films. Magnetic force microscopy experiments revealed the presence of magnetic bubbles whose (...)

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29 October 2018

Coupled nano-oscillators capable of recognizing vowels according to a learning rule

Physicists have succeeded in fabricating a network of four coupled nano-oscillators capable of recognizing spoken vowels by tuning their frequencies according to an automatic rule of real-time (...)

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25 June 2018

Living dead layer at the surface of a Mott insulator

Rare-earth titanates are Mott insulators, and emerge as promising building blocks to realize exotic electronic states at oxide interfaces. For small rare-earths such as Dy, these titanates are (...)

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19 April 2018

Neural-like computing with populations of superparamagnetic basis functions

In neuroscience, population coding theory demonstrates that neural assemblies can achieve fault-tolerant information processing. Mapped to nanoelectronics, this strategy could allow for reliable (...)

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15 March 2018

Julie Grollier, 2018 CNRS silver medal laureate

Julie Grollier, CNRS Senior scientist, has received the 2018 CNRS silver medal.

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30 January 2018

Room temperature electrically detection of single nanoscale skyrmions, a topological magnetic quasi-particle

Davide Maccariello, William Legrand, Nicolas Reyren, Karin Garcia, Karim Bouzehouane, Sophie Collin, Vincent Cros & Albert Fert "Electrical detection of single magnetic skyrmions in metallic (...)

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29 January 2018

Chiral or not chiral, that’s the question!

J.Y. Chauleau, W. Legrand, N. Reyren, D. Maccariello, S. Collin, H. Popescu, K. Bouzehouane, V. Cros, N. Jaouen, A. Fert “Circular dichroism in magnetic resonant scattering as a probe of the (...)

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15 December 2017

Manuel Bibes - Descartes-Huygens prize laureat

The Dutch chemist Daniël Vanmaekelbergh and the French physicist Manuel Bibes have received the Descartes-Huygens Prize 2017. The two nanoscientists have been awarded the prize for their (...)

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17 October 2017

Imaging antiferromagnetic materials with a single-spin magnetometer

As the old adage goes, “Seeing is believing!” This is particularly acute for antiferromagnets that despite their interest for low-power, ultrafast spintronics applications remain practically (...)

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30 July 2017

Neuromorphic computing with nanoscale spintronic oscillators

Nowadays artificial intelligence algorithms have become very efficient for speech or image recognition. But running these programs on conventional computer architectures uses ten thousands time (...)

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12 June 2017

Mutual synchronization of spin torque nano-oscillators through a long-range and tunable electrical coupling scheme

The concept of spin-torque-driven high-frequency magnetization dynamics, allows the potential construction of complex networks of non-linear dynamical nanoscale systems, combining the field of (...)

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10 April 2017

SKYMAG 2017 workshop

The workshop aims to gather researchers from different disciplines (magnetism, spintronics, surface science, neutron scattering, synchrotron techniques, etc.) for stimulating fruitful (...)

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3 April 2017

Electronic synapses that can learn : towards an artificial brain ?

Artificial neural networks show enhanced performance for key applications such as data mining or pattern recognition, but need to be implemented in hardware to make these applications accessible (...)

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1 December 2016

Emergent phenomena induced by spin–orbit coupling at surfaces and interfaces

Albert Fert and Nicolas Reyren are coauthors of a review article in the November 24, 2016 issue of Nature describing emergent phenomena (magnetic skyrmions, structures based on topological (...)

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21 June 2016

Marie-Blandine Martin has received the PhD prize Thales

Marie-Blandine Martin has received the PhD prize Thales for her PhD work on "Spintronics with graphene", under supervision of Pierre Seneor.

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12 May 2016

Tunnel electroresistance through organic ferroelectrics

In collaboration with Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics and Ecole Centrale Paris, researchers from the lab showed that organic materials can be used for tunnel barriers in memory devices as (...)

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8 April 2016

Mathieu Grisolia has received the 2016 MRS Gold Medal

Mathieu Grisolia, PhD student at the CNRS/Thales lab, has received the 2016 Gold Medal of the Materials Research Society (MRS) for his work as a graduate student at the "2016 MRS Spring meeting" (...)

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16 February 2016

Self-assembled monolayers based spintronics: from ferromagnetic surface functionalization to spin-dependent transport

We have shown that La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 ferromagnetic surface can be functionalized by alkylphosphonic acid molecules. We have then use of these functionalized surfaces in spintronics devices such as (...)

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26 January 2016

Possessive oxygens tune interfacial magnetism in nickelates

In oxide materials, atomic bonds are usually ionic, which means that electrons sit either on the metal ions or on the oxygens. However, in some compounds such as nickel or copper perovskites (...)

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20 January 2016

Skyrmions at room temperature

In this article we demonstrate that we succeed to stabilize magnetic skyrmions of a few tens of nanometers of diameter at room temperature and very low magnetic field. To achieve this purpose, we (...)

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21 December 2015

Tunelling anisotropic magnetoresistance in molecular tunnel junctions

Clément Barraud et al. provide direct evidence of a hybrid interface spin polarization reversal due to the differing hybridization between phthalocyanine molecules and each cobalt electrode in (...)

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15 November 2014

2014 MMM Best Poster Award

Constance Moreau-Luchaire, PhD student, has received a 2014 MMM Best Poster Award at the "Magnetism and Magnetic Materials" conference for her contribution "Bubbles and skyrmions in Pt/Co/Pt and (...)

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1 September 2014

Sub-nanometer Atomic Layer Deposition for Spintronics in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions Based on Graphene Spin-Filtering Membranes

We report on the successful integration of low-cost, conformal, and versatile atomic layer deposited (ALD) dielectric in Ni-Al2O3-Co magnetic tunnel junctions where the Ni is coated with a (...)

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1 August 2014

Freezing and thawing of artificial ice by thermal switching of geometric frustration in magnetic flux lattices

Using a masked ion irradiation technique that allows us to nanopattern the electronic properties of oxides, we experimentally realize a system in which the geometry of the potential-energy (...)

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1 July 2014

Suppression of the critical thickness threshold for conductivity at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface

In epitaxial heterostructures of metal oxides, charge reconstruction at interfaces may produce electronic states different from those of the bulk constituents. A prototypical example of such (...)

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8 April 2014

SKYMAG 2014 workshop

The workshop aims to gather researchers from different disciplines (magnetism, spintronics, surface science, neutron scattering, synchrotron techniques, ...) for stimulating fruitful discussions (...)

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1 February 2014

Electric-field control of magnetic order above room temperature

In collaboration with teams from Université Paris-Sud, Ecole Centrale Paris, the University of Newcastle and the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, researchers from UMPhi have shown that a transition from (...)

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19 December 2013

Spin-to-charge conversion using Rashba coupling

The Rashba effect is an interaction between the spin and the momentum of electrons induced by the spin-orbit coupling (SOC) in surface or interface states. Its potential for conversion between (...)

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1 October 2013

The ultimate storage bit : a magnetic skyrmion

Researchers from the Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales and the Laboratoire de Physiques des Solides have shown by micromagnetic simulations which are the conditions for the stability of isolated (...)

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26 June 2013

LAZARE-CARNOT 2013 prize

Vincent Cros, CNRS researcher, has received the "Grand Prix Lazare-Carnot" from "l’Académie des sciences".

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1 June 2013

Crafting the magnonic and spintronic response of BiFeO3 films by epitaxial strain

Multiferroics are compounds that show ferroelectricity and magnetism. Here we bring insight into the rich spin physics of BiFeO3 in a detailed study of the static and dynamic magnetic response of (...)

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1 March 2013

Skyrmions on the track

Magnetic skyrmions are nanoscale spin configurations that hold promise as information carriers in ultra-dense memory and logic devices due to the extremely low spin-polarized currents needed to (...)

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1 October 2012

Self-assembled monolayers reveal their potential for molecular spintronics

(La,Sr)MnO3 manganite (LSMO) has emerged as the standard ferromagnetic electrode in organic spintronic devices due to its high spin-polarization and air stability. Whereas organic semiconductors (...)

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21 September 2012

A ferroelectric memristor

Memristors are continuously tunable resistors that emulate biological synapses. Conceptualized in the 1970s, they traditionally operate by voltage-induced displacements of matter, although the (...)

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8 July 2012

Commensurability and chaos in magnetic vortex oscillations

Researchers at the Institute of Fundamental Electronics (CNRS / Univ. Paris-Sud) and the Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, in collaboration with teams at City University of Hong Kong and the (...)

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3 June 2012

Highly efficient spin transport in epitaxial graphene on SiC

Spin information processing is a possible new paradigm for post-CMOS electronics and efficient spin propagation over long distances is fundamental to this vision. However, despite several decades (...)

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22 May 2012

Gate-controlled spin injection at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface

The electrical Hanle (Voight geometry) and Inverse Hanle (Faraday geometry) effect in a three-point geometry have been used to probe the electrical spin injection, at low temperature, at the (...)

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14 May 2012

Equal-spin Andreev reflection at high-temperature superconductor/half-metal interfaces

The penetration of a superconducting current from a superconductor into a half-metallic ferromagnet is forbidden in the conventional picture of the proximity effect. However, we found resonances (...)

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14 December 2011

Spin Master Voice workshop 2011

The aims of the Spin Master Voice workshop, co-organized by the Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales and the Service de Physique de l’Etat Condensé (CEA, Saclay) , are to bring together scientists (...)

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9 December 2011

Ferroelectric manipulation of magnetic flux quanta

Using heterostructures that combine a large-polarization ferroelectric and a high-temperature superconductor, we demonstrate the nanoscale modulation of the superconducting condensate via (...)

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4 December 2011

Solid-state memories based on ferroelectric tunnel junctions

We report non-volatile memories with OFF/ON ratios as high as 100 and write powers as low as 104 A/cm2 at room temperature by storing data in the electric polarization direction of a (...)

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