Periodic Reporting for period 2 - FEMTOTERABYTE (Spinoptical nanoantenna-assisted magnetic storage at few nanometers on femtosecond timescale)
Reporting period: 2019-03-01 to 2020-02-29
The main building block of this technology is the antenna for light, able to operate with the optical angular momenta at a nanoscale. The project is set to develop the fundamentals for such a memory unit, and to demonstrate it in practice and in operation, mapping its suitability for future upscaling towards industrial implementation in devices.
An innovative chemical/physical approach to the preparation of magnetic-plasmonic hybrids has been developed by assembling chemically prepared colloidal magnetic nanoparticles on physically fabricated plasmonic nanoantennas. The synergy between these two worlds allows for extreme versatility in the design and preparation of innovative optomagnetic architectures.