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Coupling effects in magnetic patterned nanostructures

Objective

The scientific objective of this programme is to achieve a comprehensive knowledge of magnetically coupled systems of reduced dimensionality. Spin configuration, magnetic and electrical properties of patterned nanostructures will be investigated in three kinds of magnetically coupled materials: antiferromagnetic / ferromagnetic (AF/FM), very thin multilayers with perpendicular anisotropy and superconducting / ferromagnetic (SC/FM) bilayers. Thin films will be patterned constraining lateral dimensions in the range of 50 nm to 200 microns. These dimensions are comparable to typical magnetic length scales as domain wall width and spin diffusion length, thus novel phenomena and spin configurations are expected as the size of these elements becomes smaller. Coupling interactions in patterned magnetic systems have attracted much attention due to both still open challenging issues in nanomagnetism and the technological implications in spintronics devices, storage media, biological sensor, and logic units. Four Work packages reveal the challenges and objectives of this proposal. The effect of magnetic coupling in: i) the formation of a vortex state in dots with an in-depth magnetic profile (FeF2/FeNi), ii) competing anisotropy nanostructures (IrMn/FeCo), iii) the domain configuration in YBaCuO/FM hybrid heterostructures, and iv) the stability of Co/CoFeB nanoelements with perpendicular anisotropy, will be systematically investigated. The proposed exchange scheme will train young and experienced researchers from eleven high-class research centers in state-of-the-art nanofabrication and characterization techniques. The success of this project is only possible combining capacities and facilities from all partners.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Spain

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charo Sánchez (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 161 700

Participants (5)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 52 500
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Véronique Debisschop (Ms.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 14 700
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Balza (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 39 900
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI

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Turkey
EU contribution
€ 18 900
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Murat Akman (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 35 700
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
João Ribeiro (Mr.)