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Merging Nanoporous Materials with Energy-Efficient Spintronics

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
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 Total cost 1˙794˙380 €
 EC max contribution 1˙794˙380 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2020-08-31


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 Project objective

This Project aims to integrate engineered nanoporous materials into novel energy-efficient spintronic applications. Magnetic storage and magneto-electronic devices are conventionally controlled by means of magnetic fields (via electromagnetic induction) or using spin-polarized electric currents (spin-transfer torque). Both principles involve significant energy loss by heat dissipation (Joule effect). The replacement of electric current with electric field would drastically reduce the overall power consumption. Strain-mediated magneto-electric coupling in piezoelectric-magnetostrictive bilayers might appear a proper strategy to achieve this goal. However, this approach is not suitable in spintronics because of the clamping effects with the substrate, need of epitaxial interfaces and risk of fatigue-induced mechanical failure. The exciting possibility to control ferromagnetism of metals and semiconductors directly with electric field (without strain) has been recently reported, but most significant effects occur below 300 K and only in ultra-thin films or nanoparticles. This Project tackles the development of a new type of nanocomposite material, comprising an electrically conducting or semiconducting nanoporous layer filled with a suitable dielectric material, where the magnetic properties of the metal/semiconductor will be largely tuned at room temperature (RT) by simply applying a voltage, via electric charge accumulation. The porous layer will consist of specific alloys (Cu-Ni or Fe-Rh) or oxide diluted magnetic semiconductors, where surface magnetic properties have been recently reported to be sensitive to electric field at RT. Based on these new materials, three technological applications are envisaged: electrically-assisted magnetic recording, voltage-driven switching of magnetic random-access memories and spin field-effect transistors. The obtained results are likely to open new paradigms in the field of spintronics and could be of high economic transcendence.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Junpeng Fan, Enric Menéndez, Miguel Guerrero, Alberto Quintana, Eugen Weschke, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort
Unraveling the Origin of Magnetism in Mesoporous Cu-Doped SnO2 Magnetic Semiconductors
published pages: 348, ISSN: 2079-4991, DOI: 10.3390/nano7110348
Nanomaterials 7/11 2020-04-14
2017 Eloy Isarain-Chávez, Maria Dolors Baró, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort
Micelle-assisted electrodeposition of highly mesoporous Fe–Pt nodular films with soft magnetic and electrocatalytic properties
published pages: 18081-18093, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/c7nr05561g
Nanoscale 9/45 2020-04-14
2016 J. Zhang, M. Coll, T. Puig, E. Pellicer, J. Sort
Conformal oxide nanocoatings on electrodeposited 3D porous Ni films by atomic layer deposition
published pages: 8655-8662, ISSN: 2050-7534, DOI: 10.1039/c6tc02656g
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 4/37 2020-04-14
2016 Albert Serrà, Xavier Alcobé, Jordi Sort, Josep Nogués, Elisa Vallés
Highly efficient electrochemical and chemical hydrogenation of 4-nitrophenol using recyclable narrow mesoporous magnetic CoPt nanowires
published pages: 15676-15687, ISSN: 2050-7488, DOI: 10.1039/C6TA07149J
Journal of Materials Chemistry A 4/40 2020-04-14
2016 D. Esqué-de los Ojos, J. Zhang, J. Fornell, E. Pellicer, J. Sort
Nanomechanical behaviour of open-cell nanoporous metals: Homogeneous versus thickness-dependent porosity
published pages: 167-174, ISSN: 0167-6636, DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2016.06.014
Mechanics of Materials 100 2020-04-14
2015 Jin Zhang, Sebastià Agramunt-Puig, Núria Del-Valle, Carles Navau, Maria D. Baró, Sònia Estradé, Francesca Peiró, Salvador Pané, Bradley J. Nelson, Alvaro Sanchez, Josep Nogués, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort
Tailoring Staircase-like Hysteresis Loops in Electrodeposited Trisegmented Magnetic Nanowires: a Strategy toward Minimization of Interwire Interactions
published pages: 4109-4117, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b11747
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8/6 2020-04-14
2017 Doga Bilican, Enric Menéndez, Jin Zhang, Pau Solsona, Jordina Fornell, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort
Ferromagnetic-like behaviour in bismuth ferrite films prepared by electrodeposition and subsequent heat treatment
published pages: 32133-32138, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/c7ra04375a
RSC Advances 7/51 2020-04-14
2017 Albert Serrà, Sergi Grau, Carolina Gimbert-Suriñach, Jordi Sort, Josep Nogués, Elisa Vallés
Magnetically-actuated mesoporous nanowires for enhanced heterogeneous catalysis
published pages: 81-91, ISSN: 0926-3373, DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.05.071
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 217 2020-04-14
2016 M. I. Irshad, N. M. Mohamed, M. Z. Abdullah, M. S. M. Saheed, A. Mumtaz, M. Yasar, A. Yar, M. A. Zeeshan, J. Sort
Influence of the electrodeposition potential on the crystallographic structure and effective magnetic easy axis of cobalt nanowires
published pages: 14266-14272, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA01311B
RSC Adv. 6/17 2020-04-14
2017 J. D. Clarkson, I. Fina, Z. Q. Liu, Y. Lee, J. Kim, C. Frontera, K. Cordero, S. Wisotzki, F. Sanchez, J. Sort, S. L. Hsu, C. Ko, L. Aballe, M. Foerster, J. Wu, H. M. Christen, J. T. Heron, D. G. Schlom, S. Salahuddin, N. Kioussis, J. Fontcuberta, X. Marti, R. Ramesh
Hidden Magnetic States Emergent Under Electric Field, In A Room Temperature Composite Magnetoelectric Multiferroic
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13760-y
Scientific Reports 7/1 2020-04-14
2018 Aliona Nicolenco, Natalia Tsyntsaru, Jordina Fornell, Eva Pellicer, Jonas Reklaitis, Dalis Baltrunas, Henrikas Cesiulis, Jordi Sort
Mapping of magnetic and mechanical properties of Fe-W alloys electrodeposited from Fe(III)-based glycolate-citrate bath
published pages: 429-438, ISSN: 0264-1275, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.11.011
Materials & Design 139 2020-04-14
2018 Jin Zhang, Alberto Quintana, Enric Menéndez, Mariona Coll, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort
Electrodeposited Ni-Based Magnetic Mesoporous Films as Smart Surfaces for Atomic Layer Deposition: An “All-Chemical” Deposition Approach toward 3D Nanoengineered Composite Layers
published pages: , ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b01626
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020-04-14
2016 Irati Golvano-Escobal, Santiago Suriñach, Maria Dolors Baró, Salvador Pané, Jordi Sort, Eva Pellicer
Electrodeposition of sizeable and compositionally tunable rhodium-iron nanoparticles and their activity toward hydrogen evolution reaction
published pages: 263-275, ISSN: 0013-4686, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.02.112
Electrochimica Acta 194 2020-04-14
2017 Junpeng Fan, Miguel Guerrero, Adrián Carretero-Genevrier, Maria Dolors Baró, Santiago Suriñach, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort
Evaporation-induced self-assembly synthesis of Ni-doped mesoporous SnO 2 thin films with tunable room temperature magnetic properties
published pages: 5517-5527, ISSN: 2050-7534, DOI: 10.1039/c7tc01128h
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 5/22 2020-04-14
2017 Evangelia Dislaki, Jordi Sort, Eva Pellicer
Parametric aqueous electrodeposition study and characterization of Fe–Cu films
published pages: 739-748, ISSN: 0013-4686, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.02.092
Electrochimica Acta 231 2020-04-14
2016 Jin Zhang, Salvador Pané, Jordi Sort, Eva Pellicer
Toward Robust Segmented Nanowires: Understanding the Impact of Crystallographic Texture on the Quality of Segment Interfaces in Magnetic Metallic Nanowires
published pages: 1600336, ISSN: 2196-7350, DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600336
Advanced Materials Interfaces 3/18 2020-04-14
2017 Ignasi Fina, Alberto Quintana, Jessica Padilla-Pantoja, Xavier Martí, Ferran Macià, Florencio Sánchez, Michael Foerster, Lucia Aballe, Josep Fontcuberta, Jordi Sort
Electric-Field-Adjustable Time-Dependent Magnetoelectric Response in Martensitic FeRh Alloy
published pages: 15577-15582, ISSN: 1944-8244, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b00476
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9/18 2020-04-14
2016 Guerrero Hernández, Miguel
Room-temperature synthesis of three-dimensional porous ZnO@CuNi hybrid magnetic layers with photoluminescent and photocatalytic properties
published pages: 177-187, ISSN: 1468-6996, DOI: 10.1080/14686996.2016.1165583
Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 1 2020-04-14
2017 Alberto Quintana, Andrés Gómez, Maria Dolors Baró, Santiago Suriñach, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort
Self-templating faceted and spongy single-crystal ZnO nanorods: Resistive switching and enhanced piezoresponse
published pages: 54-61, ISSN: 0264-1275, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2017.07.039
Materials & Design 133 2020-04-14
2018 Eloy Isarain-Chávez, Maria Dolors Baró, Carlos Alcantara, Salvador Pané, Jordi Sort, Eva Pellicer
Micelle-Assisted Electrodeposition of Mesoporous Fe-Pt Smooth Thin Films and their Electrocatalytic Activity towards the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
published pages: 367-375, ISSN: 1864-5631, DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201701938
ChemSusChem 11/2 2020-04-14
2018 Evangelia Dislaki, Juho Pokki, Salvador Pané, Jordi Sort, Eva Pellicer
Fabrication of sustainable hydrophobic and oleophilic pseudo-ordered macroporous Fe–Cu films with tunable composition and pore size via electrodeposition through colloidal templates
published pages: 1-8, ISSN: 2352-9407, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmt.2018.03.007
Applied Materials Today 12 2020-04-14
2017 Alberto Quintana, Jin Zhang, Eloy Isarain-Chávez, Enric Menéndez, Ramón Cuadrado, Roberto Robles, Maria Dolors Baró, Miguel Guerrero, Salvador Pané, Bradley J. Nelson, Carlos Maria Müller, Pablo Ordejón, Josep Nogués, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort
Voltage-Induced Coercivity Reduction in Nanoporous Alloy Films: A Boost toward Energy-Efficient Magnetic Actuation
published pages: 1701904, ISSN: 1616-301X, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201701904
Advanced Functional Materials 27/32 2020-04-14
2018 Alberto Quintana, Enric Menéndez, Eloy Isarain-Chávez, Jordina Fornell, Pau Solsona, François Fauth, Maria Dolors Baró, Josep Nogués, Eva Pellicer, Jordi Sort
Tunable Magnetism in Nanoporous CuNi Alloys by Reversible Voltage-Driven Element-Selective Redox Processes
published pages: 1704396, ISSN: 1613-6810, DOI: 10.1002/smll.201704396
Small 2020-04-14
2016 S Agramunt-Puig, N Del-Valle, E Pellicer, J Zhang, J Nogués, C Navau, A Sanchez, J Sort
Modeling the collective magnetic behavior of highly-packed arrays of multi-segmented nanowires
published pages: 13026, ISSN: 1367-2630, DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/1/013026
New Journal of Physics 18/1 2020-04-14
2016 L. Yedra, A. Eljarrat, R. Arenal, L. López-Conesa, E. Pellicer, A. López-Ortega, M. Estrader, J. Sort, M. D. Baró, S. Estradé, F. Peiró
Electron energy-loss spectroscopic tomography of Fe x Co (3−x) O 4 impregnated Co 3 O 4 mesoporous particles: unraveling the chemical information in three dimensions
published pages: 4968-4972, ISSN: 0003-2654, DOI: 10.1039/C6AN00562D
The Analyst 141/16 2020-04-14
2016 Junpeng Fan, Jin Zhang, Pau Solsona, Santiago Suriñach, Maria Dolors Baró, Jordi Sort, Eva Pellicer
Nanocasting synthesis of mesoporous SnO 2 with a tunable ferromagnetic response through Ni loading
published pages: 104799-104807, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/c6ra23918h
RSC Advances 6/106 2020-04-14

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