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Spinoptical nanoantenna-assisted magnetic storage at few nanometers on femtosecond timescale

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Project "FEMTOTERABYTE" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙712˙832 €
 EC max contribution 3˙712˙832 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.2.1. (FET Open)
 Code Call H2020-FETOPEN-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-01   to  2020-02-29


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET SE (GOETEBORG) coordinator 849˙972.00
2    UPPSALA UNIVERSITET SE (UPPSALA) participant 786˙978.00
4    UNIVERSITY OF YORK UK (YORK NORTH YORKSHIRE) participant 386˙966.00
5    Asociacion - Centro de Investigacion Cooperativa en Nanociencias - CIC NANOGUNE ES (San Sebastian) participant 305˙893.00
6    PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT CH (VILLIGEN PSI) participant 271˙727.00
7    THALES SA FR (COURBEVOIE) participant 251˙300.00
8    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE IT (Florence) participant 175˙112.00
9    UNIVERSITA DI PISA IT (PISA) participant 135˙870.00
10    NANOSC AB SE (KISTA) participant 78˙020.00


 Project objective

We will develop the conceptually new paradigm for ultra-dense and ultrafast magnetic storage that will exceed the current technology by two orders of magnitude in storage density (going from terabit/inch2 to tens of terabytes/inch2) and by about four orders of magnitude in operation speed (going from low GHz to THz for read/write). This will be achieved in an all-optical platform that allows deterministic, non-thermal, low-energy, ultrafast magnetization switching at few nanometers and potentially down to a molecular length-scale. The main building block of the envisioned memory unit in this new paradigm is the spinoptical nanoplasmonic antenna that concentrates pulsed polarized light at the nanometer length-scale and enables non-thermal spin-orbit mediated transfer of the light’s angular momentum (orbital and/or spin) to the nanoscale magnetic architectures. In this way fs-pulsed light, assisted by the plasmonic optical spin-selective antenna and the local electromagnetic field enhancement, allows for the precise control of the magnetic state of nanometer sized / molecular magnetic structures. The project aims to elucidate the fundamentals of the emergence and manipulation of light’s orbital and spin angular momenta to achieve non-thermal momentum-transfer-driven ultrafast switching process, to demonstrate its practical realization, and will map its suitability for future upscaling towards industrial implementation in devices.


List of deliverables.
Public Website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-02-20 08:25:13
Technical Action Check Meeting 1 Documents, reports 2020-02-20 08:25:13
Action Plans Documents, reports 2020-02-20 08:25:13

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of FEMTOTERABYTE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Alberto López-Ortega, Mario Zapata-Herrera, Nicolò Maccaferri, Matteo Pancaldi, Mikel Garcia, Andrey Chuvilin, Paolo Vavassori
Enhanced magnetic modulation of light polarization exploiting hybridization with multipolar dark plasmons in magnetoplasmonic nanocavities
published pages: 49, ISSN: 2047-7538, DOI: 10.1038/s41377-020-0285-0
Light: Science & Applications 9/1 2020-04-03
2019 Francesco Pineider, Esteban Pedrueza-Villalmanzo, Michele Serri, Addis Mekonnen Adamu, Evgeniya Smetanina, Valentina Bonanni, Giulio Campo, Lorenzo Poggini, Matteo Mannini, César de Julián Fernández, Claudio Sangregorio, Massimo Gurioli, Alexandre Dmitriev, Roberta Sessoli
Plasmon-enhanced magneto-optical detection of single-molecule magnets
published pages: 1148-1155, ISSN: 2051-6347, DOI: 10.1039/c8mh01548a
Materials Horizons 6/6 2020-04-01
2020 Elvira Fantechi, Claudia Innocenti, Giovanni Bertoni, Claudio Sangregorio, Francesco Pineider
Modulation of the magnetic properties of gold-spinel ferrite heterostructured nanocrystals
published pages: , ISSN: 1998-0124, DOI: 10.1007/s12274-020-2696-x
Nano Research 2020-04-01
2020 Esteban Pedrueza-Villalmanzo, Francesco Pineider, Alexandre Dmitriev
Perspective: plasmon antennas for nanoscale chiral chemistry
published pages: 481-489, ISSN: 2192-8614, DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2019-0430
Nanophotonics 9/2 2020-04-01
2019 Matteo Pancaldi, Naëmi Leo, Paolo Vavassori
Selective and fast plasmon-assisted photo-heating of nanomagnets
published pages: 7656-7666, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/c9nr01628g
Nanoscale 11/16 2020-04-01
2018 Sara Pourjamal, Mikko Kataja, Nicolò Maccaferri, Paolo Vavassori, Sebastiaan van Dijken
Hybrid Ni/SiO2/Au dimer arrays for high-resolution refractive index sensing
published pages: 905-912, ISSN: 2192-8614, DOI: 10.1515/nanoph-2018-0013
Nanophotonics 7/5 2020-04-01
2018 Jérôme Hurst, Peter M. Oppeneer, Giovanni Manfredi, Paul-Antoine Hervieux
Magnetic moment generation in small gold nanoparticles via the plasmonic inverse Faraday effect
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.98.134439
Physical Review B 98/13 2020-02-20
2018 Giulio Bresciani, Fabio Marchetti, Giorgia Rizzi, Alessio Gabbani, Francesco Pineider, Guido Pampaloni
Metal N,N-dialkylcarbamates as easily available catalytic precursors for the carbon dioxide/propylene oxide coupling under ambient conditions
published pages: 168-173, ISSN: 2212-9820, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcou.2018.09.023
Journal of CO2 Utilization 28 2020-02-20
2018 A. H. Reid, X. Shen, P. Maldonado, T. Chase, E. Jal, P. W. Granitzka, K. Carva, R. K. Li, J. Li, L. Wu, T. Vecchione, T. Liu, Z. Chen, D. J. Higley, N. Hartmann, R. Coffee, J. Wu, G. L. Dakovski, W. F. Schlotter, H. Ohldag, Y. K. Takahashi, V. Mehta, O. Hellwig, A. Fry, Y. Zhu, J. Cao, E. E. Fullerton, J. Stöhr, P. M. Oppeneer, X. J. Wang, H. A. Dürr
Beyond a phenomenological description of magnetostriction
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02730-7
Nature Communications 9/1 2020-02-20
2018 Guglielmo Fernandez Garcia, Alessandro Lunghi, Federico Totti, Roberta Sessoli
The disclosure of mesoscale behaviour of a 3d-SMM monolayer on Au(111) through a multilevel approach
published pages: 4096-4104, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/c7nr06320b
Nanoscale 10/8 2020-02-20
2017 Ritwik Mondal, Marco Berritta, Ashis K. Nandy, Peter M. Oppeneer
Relativistic theory of magnetic inertia in ultrafast spin dynamics
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.96.024425
Physical Review B 96/2 2020-02-20
2018 A. Diaz-Bachs, L. Peters, R. Logemann, V. Chernyy, J. M. Bakker, M. I. Katsnelson, A. Kirilyuk
Magnetic properties of Co-doped Nb clusters
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.97.134427
Physical Review B 97/13 2020-02-20
2018 Alberto López-Ortega, Mari Takahashi, Shinya Maenosono, Paolo Vavassori
Plasmon induced magneto-optical enhancement in metallic Ag/FeCo core/shell nanoparticles synthesized by colloidal chemistry
published pages: 18672-18679, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/c8nr03201g
Nanoscale 10/39 2020-02-20
2018 Matteo Pancaldi, Ryan Freeman, Matthias Hudl, Matthias C. Hoffmann, Sergei Urazhdin, Paolo Vavassori, Stefano Bonetti
Anti-reflection coating design for metallic terahertz meta-materials
published pages: 2917, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.002917
Optics Express 26/3 2020-02-20
2018 Pavel Baláž, Martin Žonda, Karel Carva, Pablo Maldonado, Peter M Oppeneer
Transport theory for femtosecond laser-induced spin-transfer torques
published pages: 115801, ISSN: 0953-8984, DOI: 10.1088/1361-648x/aaad95
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 30/11 2020-02-20
2018 Ramón Cuadrado, László Oroszlány, László Szunyogh, Gino Hrkac, Roy W. Chantrell, Thomas A. Ostler
A multiscale model of the effect of Ir thickness on the static and dynamic properties of Fe/Ir/Fe films
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-21934-5
Scientific Reports 8/1 2020-02-20
2018 Erik Östman, Henry Stopfel, Ioan-Augustin Chioar, Unnar B. Arnalds, Aaron Stein, Vassilios Kapaklis, Björgvin Hjörvarsson
Interaction modifiers in artificial spin ices
published pages: 375-379, ISSN: 1745-2473, DOI: 10.1038/s41567-017-0027-2
Nature Physics 14/4 2020-02-20
2018 Ritwik Mondal, Marco Berritta, Peter M. Oppeneer
Unified theory of magnetization dynamics with relativistic and nonrelativistic spin torques
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.98.214429
Physical Review B 98/21 2020-02-20
2017 D Sander, S O Valenzuela, D Makarov, C H Marrows, E E Fullerton, P Fischer, J McCord, P Vavassori, S Mangin, P Pirro, B Hillebrands, A D Kent, T Jungwirth, O Gutfleisch, C G Kim, A Berger
The 2017 Magnetism Roadmap
published pages: 363001, ISSN: 0022-3727, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aa81a1
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 50/36 2020-02-20
2018 Wenjing You, Phoebe Tengdin, Cong Chen, Xun Shi, Dmitriy Zusin, Yingchao Zhang, Christian Gentry, Adam Blonsky, Mark Keller, Peter M. Oppeneer, Henry Kapteyn, Zhensheng Tao, Margaret Murnane
Revealing the Nature of the Ultrafast Magnetic Phase Transition in Ni by Correlating Extreme Ultraviolet Magneto-Optic and Photoemission Spectroscopies
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.121.077204
Physical Review Letters 121/7 2020-02-20
2018 Ritwik Mondal, Marco Berritta, Peter M Oppeneer
Generalisation of Gilbert damping and magnetic inertia parameter as a series of higher-order relativistic terms
published pages: 265801, ISSN: 0953-8984, DOI: 10.1088/1361-648x/aac5a2
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 30/26 2020-02-20
2018 Alberto Cini, Matteo Mannini, Federico Totti, Maria Fittipaldi, Gabriele Spina, Aleksandr Chumakov, Rudolf Rüffer, Andrea Cornia, Roberta Sessoli
Mössbauer spectroscopy of a monolayer of single molecule magnets
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-02840-w
Nature Communications 9/1 2020-02-20
2018 Debanjan Polley, Matteo Pancaldi, Matthias Hudl, Paolo Vavassori, Sergei Urazhdin, Stefano Bonetti
THz-driven demagnetization with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy: towards ultrafast ballistic switching
published pages: 84001, ISSN: 0022-3727, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aaa863
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 51/8 2020-02-20
2019 Richard M. Rowan-Robinson, Emil Melander, Ioan-Augustin Chioar, Blanca Caballero, Antonio García-Martín, Evangelos Th. Papaioannou, Vassilios Kapaklis
Thickness dependent enhancement of the polar Kerr rotation in Co magnetoplasmonic nanostructures
published pages: 25317, ISSN: 2158-3226, DOI: 10.1063/1.5079713
AIP Advances 9/2 2020-02-20
2018 Phoebe Tengdin, Wenjing You, Cong Chen, Xun Shi, Dmitriy Zusin, Yingchao Zhang, Christian Gentry, Adam Blonsky, Mark Keller, Peter M. Oppeneer, Henry C. Kapteyn, Zhensheng Tao, Margaret M. Murnane
Critical behavior within 20 fs drives the out-of-equilibrium laser-induced magnetic phase transition in nickel
published pages: eaap9744, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aap9744
Science Advances 4/3 2020-02-20

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