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Spin-orbit materials, emergent phenomena and related technology training

Objective

Spin Orbitronics provides a challenging and innovative framework for training early-stage researchers (ESRs) with excellent prospects for a career in industry and academia. In this promising area, the SPEAR project proposes a multidisciplinary European network, composed of 7 universities, 3 research centres and 7 small and medium sized companies, which will provide state-of-the-art training for ESRs in the field of fundamental and applied Spin Orbitronics.

The overarching scientific and technological objective of our research programme is to study materials with strong spin-orbit coupling, novel phenomena in these materials, and to build devices based on these phenomena for the next generation of memories, such as magnetic random-access memory (MRAM), and beyond-CMOS technology, such as spin-orbit-based logic, machine learning or neuromorphic computing. SPEAR will train 15 ESRs through research in the physics of spin-orbit torques, spin-to-charge conversion, 2D magnetic materials, spin Hall nano-oscillators, voltage control of magnetic anisotropy, and skyrmions. The ESRs to be recruited will develop state-of-the-art technologies and materials, including device nanofabrication, high-resolution microscopies, and theoretical calculations. The results to be achieved by SPEAR are already identified to be of commercial interest for the emerging MRAM industry.

Interdisciplinary secondments will be organised, including for every researcher a secondment of 3 months to the industrial sector. SPEAR will organise 5 focus topic sessions on various sub-fields in Spin Orbitronics and open them to junior researchers outside the consortium. It will also organize 5 special training sessions on transferable skills, which is of primary importance for increasing the employability of the ESRs. SPEAR ultimate goal is to train a new generation of highly-skilled researchers able to address future memory technologies and nanoelectronics beyond CMOS.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONCOOPERATIVA EN NANOCIENCIAS CIC NANOGUNE
Address
Tolosa Hiribidea 76
20018 San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76

Participants (8)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 562 553,28
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Universitaetsplatz 10
6108 Halle (Saale)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QZABRE GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 281 276,64
Address
Otto Stern Weg 1 Hpf F5
8093 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANTAIOS
France
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04
Address
51 Avenue Jean Kuntzmann Atelier Numerique Pepiniere Tarmac G
38330 Montbonnot Saint Martin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANOSC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Electrum 205
16440 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)