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Magnonics: Mastering Magnons in Magnetic Meta-Materials

Obiettivo

The opportunity to modify spectrum of excitations in materials with periodically modulated properties has stimulated striving research activity in the area of artificial periodic structures with aim to design novel materials with new revolutionary functionalities - so called meta-materials. Photonic, plasmonic, and phononic crystals and semiconductor superlattices are typical examples of exploitation of this concept for controlling light, acoustic wave and electron propagation and scattering in electronic and opto-electronic devices. Magnetic materials with periodically modulated properties are also known to possess properties that cannot be reduced to those of constituent layers. The best example here is the phenomenon of giant magnetoresistance (GMR), discovery of which was marked by the Nobel Prize Award last year. Importantly, the spectrum of magnons in periodic magnetic materials has band structure. By analogy to other band-gap materials, periodic magnetic structures used as a medium for controlled propagation of magnons are called magnonic crystals, while the corresponding field of research is called magnonics. The objective of the proposed project is to bring together several European research teams with a broad of fabrication and characterization expertise in order to realize practically this new class of meta-materials – magnonic crystals. We will create 1D, 2D, and 3D magnonic crystals with dynamical magnetic properties tailored at the nano-scale. The created magnonic crystals will be then used to replace continuous magnetic materials within various devices ranging from electro-motors and actuators to nano-scale magnonic logic elements, in which magnons will be used as signal carriers. The experimental data obtained in the course of the project will be used to test existing and to create new theories of high-frequency magneto-dynamics in magnetic nano-structures.

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FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Coordinatore

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Indirizzo
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 822 796
Contatto amministrativo
Enda Clarke (Dr.)

Partecipanti (6)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 664 660
Indirizzo
Tyndall Avenue Senate House
BS8 1TH Bristol
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Mike Hobbs (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 277 960
Indirizzo
Savonarola 9
44100 Ferrara
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Mauro Gambaccini (Prof.)
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE SCIENZE FISICHE DELLA MATERIA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 508 524
Indirizzo
Via Ostiense 159
00154 Roma
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Simonetta Paoluzi (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 688 160
Indirizzo
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Polonia
Contributo UE
€ 251 880
Indirizzo
Ul. Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61712 Poznan
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Maciej Krawczyk (Dr.)
VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG VON INNOVATIONEN DURCH FORSCHUNG ENTWICKLUNG UNDTECHNOLOGIETRANSFER EV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 285 840
Indirizzo
Pruessingstrasse 27B
D-07745 Jena
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Dmitri Berkov (Dr.)