Spintronics, or spin electronics, is a broad and interdisciplinary research field at the intersection of physics, materials science, and nanotechnology. It is a rapidly emerging research area that can significantly enhance speed and memory while decreasing power consumption in the next generation of nanoelectronic devices.
Spintronics is focused on the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment in addition to its electric charge. It aims to utilize charge carriers’ intrinsic property “spin” as an active variable in electronic circuits and to offer innovative solutions to future Information Technologies.
Why an online journal club on spintronics?
ICMAB researcher Can Onur Avci, from the Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX) group, is organizing an Online Spintronics Journal Club (OSJC) series to discuss the advances in experimental and theoretical spintronics in the light of recent publications and preprints.
The idea is that in each meeting, one presenter will examine and discuss (approx.) two recent papers published or posted on an open repository (ArXiv, etc.) in the past 12 months. The presenter is expected to motivate their choice and introduce the topic under consideration followed by the paper discussions.
The meeting will be entirely online and take place every two weeks on Fridays at 11 am (CET) by Zoom. Participation is voluntary, and the organizers will make and announce the schedule on a rolling basis.
The first meeting will be Friday 29 at 11 am! Don't miss the opportunity to join the spintronics research world!
Can Onur Avci is a principal investigator at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) since February 2021. He received his Ph.D. degree from ETH Zürich in 2015 and was awarded the ETH Medal for outstanding doctoral thesis. He has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 2016-2018 and at ETH Zürich between 2018 and 2021.
He received an ERC Starting Grant (MAGNEPIC) to develop spintronics devices based on magnetic insulators. His research focuses on spin-orbit-driven phenomena and spin currents in low dimensional systems, electrical control of magnetization, and spintronic memory and logic devices.
Details and registration to the OSJC
- Who can participate? Researchers at any career stage
- Date and time: Every two weeks, Friday at 11 am (CET)
- First meeting: 29 April 2022
- Organizer: Can Onur Avci (Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC
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