Current-induced magnetization control and spin transport in ferromagnetic heterostructures

10.12.2019 13:00 – 14:00

Spin-based electronics, or the so-called spintronics, is a research field whose aim is to use magnetic materials and the electron’s spin to store, manipulate, and carry information in electronic devices [1]. Spintronics offers very appealing and promising solutions to the rapidly growing computer and information technologies, which are in a constant need of denser data storage capabilities, faster and more efficient means to control and process data.
In this seminar, we will review the most recent advances regarding electrical detection and manipulation of magnetic states in spintronic devices. We will focus on the spin-dependent electrical transport properties of ferromagnetic systems possessing strong spin-orbit coupling, which give rise to an array of highly intriguing phenomena, such as current-induced spin-orbit torques [2], switching [3], domain wall motion [4], and chiral magneto-resistive behaviors [5]. We will conclude by commenting on the future challenges and potential directions in all-electrical control of magnetization.


Bâtiment: Ecole de Physique

Auditoire Stueckelberg

Organisé par

Département de physique de la matière quantique


Can Onur AVCI, Dr. ETH Zurich, Switzerland

entrée libre


Catégorie: Séminaire