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Superconducting Spintronics for Highly Energery Efficient Cryogenic Memory Applications

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Project "SUPERSPIN" data sheet

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Organization address
city: LEEDS
postcode: LS2 9JT

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 251˙857 €
 EC max contribution 251˙857 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2020-05-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS UK (LEEDS) coordinator 251˙857.00


 Project objective

The dissipation of heat in traditional silicon (CMOS) based electronics is a major source of inefficiency and environmental impact. Superconductors are, by nature, dissipationless. Computing via logic circuits based on Josephson junctions is also faster, but the largest remaining problem is the lagging development of low-temperature memory. To achieve the promised efficiency increases of these computers requires a new type of low-temperature memory architecture. Traditionally considered competing phenomena, when artificially juxtaposed a wealth of physics at the interface between superconductors and ferromagnets emerges. Spin-polarised Cooper pairs are capable of surviving inside a ferromagnet over much longer distances than the regular (spin-singlet, anti-parallel) pairs. This new type of Cooper pair is the building block for super-spintronics; leading to a dissipationless spin-current combined with spintronic devices. Europe risks being left behind by large US research efforts such as the IARPA C3 programme. SUPERSPIN will take advantage of spin-polarised Cooper pairs for the promising application of cryogenic memory, where information can be stored by either the state of the system (superconducting or normal), or in the phase difference between superconductors across a Josephson junction. The outgoing host Prof. Birge is the world leading expert in ferromagnetic Josephson junction devices for cryogenic memory application. The fellow will be fully integrated in his IARPA C3 funded laboratories and through the SUPERSPIN programme, of exploring candidate materials systems and developing prototypical devices, will acquire all the skills and knowledge necessary to develop these exciting advances to application the E.U. during the return phase of the project. Through SUPERSPIN, the fellow will broaden his scientific background, develop complementary knowledge in new areas, bring new knowledge from the TC host to the E.U. and increase his chances of success in academia


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Matthew Vaughan, Nathan Satchell, Mannan Ali, Christian J. Kinane, Gavin B. G. Stenning, Sean Langridge, Gavin Burnell
Origin of superconductivity at nickel-bismuth interfaces
published pages: , ISSN: 2643-1564, DOI: 10.1103/physrevresearch.2.013270
Physical Review Research 2/1 2020-04-04
2019 M. G. Flokstra, R. Stewart, N. Satchell, G. Burnell, H. Luetkens, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, E. Morenzoni, S. Langridge, S. L. Lee
Manifestation of the electromagnetic proximity effect in superconductor-ferromagnet thin film structures
published pages: 72602, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.5114689
Applied Physics Letters 115/7 2019-09-09
2019 R. Stewart, M. G. Flokstra, M. Rogers, N. Satchell, G. Burnell, D. Miller, H. Luetkens, T. Prokscha, A. Suter, E. Morenzoni, S. L. Lee
Controlling the electromagnetic proximity effect by tuning the mixing between superconducting and ferromagnetic order
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.100.020505
Physical Review B 100/2 2019-08-29
2018 Nathan Satchell, Norman O. Birge
Supercurrent in ferromagnetic Josephson junctions with heavy metal interlayers
published pages: 214509, ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.97.214509
Physical Review B 97/21 2019-06-12
2019 Nathan Satchell, Reza Loloee, Norman O. Birge
Supercurrent in ferromagnetic Josephson junctions with heavy-metal interlayers. II. Canted magnetization
published pages: 174519, ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.99.174519
Physical Review B 99/17 2019-06-07
2019 Nathan Satchell
Controlled superconducting vortex creation raises hope for a dissipationless memory device
published pages: 20501, ISSN: 0953-2048, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6668/aafa9a
Superconductor Science and Technology 32/2 2019-05-15

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