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Non-Volatile Magnetic Flip Flop

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Project "NOVOFLOP" data sheet

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Organization address
address: KARLSPLATZ 13
city: WIEN
postcode: 1040

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Total cost 149˙625 €
 EC max contribution 149˙625 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-PoC
 Funding Scheme ERC-POC
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-03-01   to  2017-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN AT (WIEN) coordinator 137˙125.00


 Project objective

The physical limits of CMOS scaling and the prohibitively high costs of future technology nodes, allows to foresee the end of further progress of CMOS technology in the near future and emphasizes the dire need to explore alternative technologies and computational principles. Spin as an alternative degree of freedom for computation and information storage attracts much attention due to its nonvolatility, high endurance, fast operation, and CMOS compatibility. Even though first promising results are available, these CMOS/Spintronic hybrid solutions are only competitive in comparison to conventional CMOS technology with respect to power consumption and speed - up to now - they are not able to compete in integration density. Due to the need of continuous conversion between the CMOS and the spintronic signal domain additional transistors are required, which rather leads to an integration density decrease than a densification of the circuit layout. This inspired us to avoid the signal conversion and carry out the complete device operation in the magnetic domain. The resulting non-volatile magnetic flip flop facilitates the spin transfer torque effect and magnetic exchange coupling for computation and thus enables an extremely dense layout. Instead of eight (non-clocked), twelve (clocked) or seven CMOS transistors and two magnetic tunnel junctions (CMOS/Spintronic hybrid) for a RS flip flop a footprint of only 10nmx40nm is sufficient. Furthermore, it can be stacked to a shift register which as well features a very small footprint. The device and its viability has been studied via extensive micromagnetic simulations. For the next step towards market prototypes need to be manufactured and the device performance as well as the corresponding simulation tools need to be further developed. The results of NOVOFLOP will be essential to create a package comprising prototypes, TCAD models, and a manufacturing process for presenting our device to companies and venture capitalists.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Thomas Windbacher, Alexander Makarov, Viktor Sverdlov, Siegfried Selberherr
Layer coupling and read disturbances in a buffered magnetic logic environment
published pages: 99312M, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1117/12.2236151
Spintronics IX 2019-07-26
2017 Siegfried Selberherr, Thomas Windbacher, Alexander Makarov, Viktor Sverdlov
Exploiting Spin-Transfer Torque for Non-Volatile Computing
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Book of Abstracts of BIT\'s 3rd Annual World Congress of Smart Materials-2017 2019-07-26
2016 Thomas Windbacher, Hiwa Mahmoudi, Alexander Makarov, Viktor Sverdlov, Siegfried Selberherr
Logic-in-memory: A Non-Volatile Processing Environment for the Post CMOS Age
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21st International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices 2019-07-26
2016 Alexander Makarov, Viktor Sverdlov, Thomas Windbacher, Siegfried Selberherr
Silicon Spintronics
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Proceedings of the ICEM 2016 2019-07-26
2016 Alexander Makarov, Thomas Windbacher, Viktor Sverdlov, Siegfried Selberherr
CMOS-compatible spintronic devices: a review
published pages: 113006, ISSN: 0268-1242, DOI: 10.1088/0268-1242/31/11/113006
Semiconductor Science and Technology 31/11 2019-07-26
2016 Thomas Windbacher, Viktor Sverdlov, Siegfried Selberherr:
Magnetic Nonvolatile Processing Environment
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Program and Abstracts of the I International Scientific and Practical Conference Innovation in the Software Systems of Trains 2019-07-26
2016 Viktor Sverdlov, Joydeep Ghosh, Alexander Makarov, Thomas Windbacher, Siegfried Selberherr
Nanoelectronics with Spin
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Book of Abstracts of the World Congress and Expo on Nanotechnology and Materials Science 2019-07-26
2018 Thomas Windbacher, Alexander Makarov, Siegfried Selberherr, Hiwa Mahmoudi, B. Gunnar Malm, Mattias Ekström, and Mikael Östling
The Exploitation of the Spin-Transfer Torque Effect for CMOS Compatible Beyond Von Neumann Computing
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Energy Efficient Technologies: Devices, Circuits & Systems, Part I Low Power Devices, Circuits and Systems 2019-07-26
2016 Viktor Sverdlov, Thomas Windbacher, Alexander Makarov, Siegfried Selberherr
Silicon Spintronics
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Book of Abstracts of the 2016 EMN Meeting on Magnetic Materials 2019-07-26

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