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Spin Transport Beyond Electrons

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postcode: 3584 CS

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Total cost 1˙617˙500 €
 EC max contribution 1˙617˙500 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2022-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT NL (UTRECHT) coordinator 1˙617˙500.00


 Project objective

Spintronics is motivated by the quest for the next-generation beyond-Moore electronics. The conventional approach that is based on single-electron spin currents does, however, not solve the thermodynamic bottleneck that is caused by the dissipation associated with moving electrons. A revolutionary new approach to electronics is based on information processing and transfer by means of magnons, i.e., quanta of the collective spin-wave excitations in magnets, so that the electrons do not move at all. On top of this application perspective, magnons give rise to completely new physical phenomena that arise due to magnonic collective effects and that do not fit the paradigm of single-electron spintronics. This shift from single-electron to collective degrees of freedom to carry spin current – in large part substantiated by a 2015 experimental breakthrough involving the PI – calls for the formulation of a new basic model that includes these novel collective phenomena on equal footing with single-particle spin currents. It is the central and unifying scientific goal of this theoretical-physics proposal to develop this model. We focus on three material systems: ferromagnetic insulators, ferromagnetic metals, and antiferromagnets, and for each of these the objective is to bring out the new physics that arises due to i) coupled spin-heat transport in the linear-response regime, ii) collective effects in spin valves, and iii) magnon Bose-Einstein condensation and spin superfluidity. The latter paves the way for “magnon superspintronics”, the integration of room-temperature spin superfluidity with spintronics. In terms of methodology the proposed research spans the spectrum from phenomenological hydrodynamic theory to evaluation of the various bulk and interface parameters from microscopic descriptions. Our recent work gives us, combined with our background in cold-atom systems, a head start to carry out the proposed research.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 R. J. Doornenbal, A. Roldán-Molina, A. S. Nunez, R. A. Duine
Spin-Wave Amplification and Lasing Driven by Inhomogeneous Spin-Transfer Torques
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.122.037203
Physical Review Letters 122/3 2019-04-18
2018 L. J. Cornelissen, J. Liu, B. J. van Wees, R. A. Duine
Spin-Current-Controlled Modulation of the Magnon Spin Conductance in a Three-Terminal Magnon Transistor
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.120.097702
Physical Review Letters 120/9 2019-04-18
2019 Scott A. Bender, Rembert A. Duine, Yaroslav Tserkovnyak
Quantum-kinetic theory of spin-transfer torque and magnon-assisted transport in nanoscale magnetic junctions
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.99.024434
Physical Review B 99/2 2019-04-18
2019 Ruben J Doornenbal, Marco Polini, R A Duine
Spin–vorticity coupling in viscous electron fluids
published pages: 15006, ISSN: 2515-7639, DOI: 10.1088/2515-7639/aaf8fb
Journal of Physics: Materials 2/1 2019-04-18
2018 Andreas Rückriegel, Arne Brataas, Rembert A. Duine
Bulk and edge spin transport in topological magnon insulators
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.97.081106
Physical Review B 97/8 2019-04-18
2018 R. Lebrun, A. Ross, S. A. Bender, A. Qaiumzadeh, L. Baldrati, J. Cramer, A. Brataas, R. A. Duine, M. Kläui
Tunable long-distance spin transport in a crystalline antiferromagnetic iron oxide
published pages: 222-225, ISSN: 0028-0836, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0490-7
Nature 561/7722 2019-04-18
2018 N. M. Gergs, S. A. Bender, R. A. Duine, D. Schuricht
Spin Switching via Quantum Dot Spin Valves
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.120.017701
Physical Review Letters 120/1 2019-04-18
2018 R. A. Duine, Kyung-Jin Lee, Stuart S. P. Parkin, M. D. Stiles
Synthetic antiferromagnetic spintronics
published pages: 217-219, ISSN: 1745-2473, DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0050-y
Nature Physics 14/3 2019-04-18
2018 M Beens, J P Heremans, Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, R A Duine
Magnons versus electrons in thermal spin transport through metallic interfaces
published pages: 394002, ISSN: 0022-3727, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aad520
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 51/39 2019-04-18
2019 W. P. Sterk, D. Peerlings, R. A. Duine
Magnon contribution to unidirectional spin Hall magnetoresistance in ferromagnetic-insulator/heavy-metal bilayers
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.99.064438
Physical Review B 99/6 2019-04-18
2019 J. Liu, F. Feringa, B. Flebus, L. J. Cornelissen, J. C. Leutenantsmeyer, R. A. Duine, B. J. van Wees
Microwave control of thermal-magnon spin transport
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.99.054420
Physical Review B 99/5 2019-04-18

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