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Dynamic Magneto-electronics

Dynamic Magneto-electronics

Objective

DynaMax will validate recent theoretical and experimental insights into the coupled current and magnetization dynamics of nanoscale ferromagnetic heterostructures for magnetoresistive read heads, hard-disk media, and novel MRAM elements.

The DynaMax consortium consists of experts in magnetoelectronics who cover the complete chain from theory, over computational materials science and device simulation to device fabrication and measurements of current and magnetization dynamics. We will accurately model the magnetization motion with small amplitudes as relevant for read heads up to the full magnetization reversal in memory elements. Recently discovered physics such as current-induced spin-transfer torques, the spin-current mediated cross talk, enhanced magnetization damping as well as noise that couples the fluctuations of the currents with those of the magnetization will be taken into account. Specific topics to be addressed are the realistic simulation of perpendicular and lateral magnetoelectronic devices made from standard and metallic materials such as Heusler alloys that will be thoroughly tested by the experiments.

The main deliverables is a unique simulation code that reliably models the micromagnetism as well as the charge and spin current dynamics of laboratory structures to such a detail that it has predictive value for application in an industrial environment.

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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Address

Stevinweg 1
Delft

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Participants (8)

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BAYERISCHE JULIUS-MAXIMILIANS UNIVERSITAET WUERZBURG

Germany

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

IN SILICIO

France

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW

LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE*

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 033749

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 996 400

  • EU contribution

    € 2 000 000

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands