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Antiferromagntic spintronics

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Project "ASPIN" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: NA SLOVANCE 2
city: PRAHA 8
postcode: 18221

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 Coordinator Country Czech Republic [CZ]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙682˙973 €
 EC max contribution 3˙682˙973 € (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 2017-10-01   to  2021-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FYZIKALNI USTAV AV CR V.V.I CZ (PRAHA 8) coordinator 556˙029.00
4    UNIVERZITA KARLOVA CZ (PRAHA 1) participant 410˙185.00


 Project objective

The aim of the project is to open and explore a new research avenue, with emerging and future information technologies at its horizon, where antiferromagnets take the center stage. Antiferromagnets and ferromagnets represent two fundamental forms of magnetism with antiferromagnets being the more abundant of the two. However, it has been notoriously difficult to manipulate and detect antiferromagnets by any practical means due to their compensated magnetic moment. This has left antiferromagnets over their hundred-year history virtually unexploited and only poorly explored, in striking contrast to the thousands of years of fascination and utility of ferromagnets. The project builds on our very recent discovery of a new relativistic spin-torque phenomenon that allow us to efficiently control antiferromagnetic moments in spintronic devices and by this to unlock a multitude of known and newly identified unique features of this “dormant-giant” class of materials. We propose to explore three intertwined research areas in order to scientifically establish: (i) The concept of antiferromagnetic memory-logic suitable for the development of future “Beyond Moore” information technologies. (ii) The concept of antiferromagnetic memory-logic components responding to pulses of lengths downscaled by twelve orders of magnitude from seconds to picoseconds. (iii) The concept in which antiferromagnets provide a unifying platform for realizing synergies among three prominent fields of contemporary condensed matter physics, namely spintronics, Dirac quasiparticles, and topological phases. Our very recent achievements, including the demonstration of a USB proof-of-concept antiferromagnetic memory, make Europe a birthplace of the emerging field of antiferromagnetic spintronics. To contribute in a decisive way that the future science and technology impact of the field remains in Europe, we bring together a critical mass of seven academic and a SME partner covering all the necessary skills.


List of deliverables.
Project Review meeting documents M12 Documents, reports 2019-05-16 18:42:33
Report opt. readout Documents, reports 2019-05-16 18:42:33
Report PEEM Documents, reports 2019-05-16 18:42:33
Report AF modeling Documents, reports 2019-05-16 18:42:33
Report ab initio Documents, reports 2019-05-16 18:42:33
Data management plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-05-16 18:42:33
Dissemination and Exploitation Plan Documents, reports 2019-05-16 18:42:33
Website/logo Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-16 18:42:33

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


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 T S Seifert, N M Tran, O Gueckstock, S M Rouzegar, L Nadvornik, S Jaiswal, G Jakob, V V Temnov, M Münzenberg, M Wolf, M Kläui, T Kampfrath
Terahertz spectroscopy for all-optical spintronic characterization of the spin-Hall-effect metals Pt, W and Cu 80 Ir 20
published pages: 364003, ISSN: 0022-3727, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aad536
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 51/36 2019-05-16
2018 T. Jungwirth, J. Sinova, A. Manchon, X. Marti, J. Wunderlich, C. Felser
The multiple directions of antiferromagnetic spintronics
published pages: 200-203, ISSN: 1745-2473, DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0063-6
Nature Physics 14/3 2019-05-16
2018 O. Gomonay, T. Jungwirth, J. Sinova
Narrow-band tunable terahertz detector in antiferromagnets via staggered-field and antidamping torques
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.104430
Physical Review B 98/10 2019-05-16
2017 K. Olejník, V. Schuler, X. Marti, V. Novák, Z. Kašpar, P. Wadley, R. P. Campion, K. W. Edmonds, B. L. Gallagher, J. Garces, M. Baumgartner, P. Gambardella, T. Jungwirth
Antiferromagnetic CuMnAs multi-level memory cell with microelectronic compatibility
published pages: 15434, ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15434
Nature Communications 8 2019-05-16
2018 A. Markou, J. M. Taylor, A. Kalache, P. Werner, S. S. P. Parkin, C. Felser
Noncollinear antiferromagnetic Mn 3 Sn films
published pages: , ISSN: 2475-9953, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.051001
Physical Review Materials 2/5 2019-05-16
2017 P. Wadley, K. W. Edmonds, M. R. Shahedkhah, R. P. Campion, B. L. Gallagher, J. Železný, J. Kuneš, V. Novák, T. Jungwirth, V. Saidl, P. Němec, F. Maccherozzi, S. S. Dhesi
Control of antiferromagnetic spin axis orientation in bilayer Fe/CuMnAs films
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11653-8
Scientific Reports 7/1 2019-05-16
2017 L. Šmejkal, J. Železný, J. Sinova, T. Jungwirth
Electric Control of Dirac Quasiparticles by Spin-Orbit Torque in an Antiferromagnet
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.106402
Physical Review Letters 118/10 2019-05-16
2018 T. Janda, L. Nádvorník, J. Kuchařík, D. Butkovičová, E. Schmoranzerová, F. Trojánek, P. Němec
Voigt effect-based wide-field magneto-optical microscope integrated in a pump-probe experimental setup
published pages: 73703, ISSN: 0034-6748, DOI: 10.1063/1.5023183
Review of Scientific Instruments 89/7 2019-05-16
2017 Jakub Železný, Yang Zhang, Claudia Felser, Binghai Yan
Spin-Polarized Current in Noncollinear Antiferromagnets
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.187204
Physical Review Letters 119/18 2019-05-16
2018 O. Gomonay, V. Baltz, A. Brataas, Y. Tserkovnyak
Antiferromagnetic spin textures and dynamics
published pages: 213-216, ISSN: 1745-2473, DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0049-4
Nature Physics 14/3 2019-05-16
2018 Johanna Fischer, Olena Gomonay, Richard Schlitz, Kathrin Ganzhorn, Nynke Vlietstra, Matthias Althammer, Hans Huebl, Matthias Opel, Rudolf Gross, Sebastian T. B. Goennenwein, Stephan Geprägs
Spin Hall magnetoresistance in antiferromagnet/heavy-metal heterostructures
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.014417
Physical Review B 97/1 2019-05-16
2018 Libor Å mejkal, Yuriy Mokrousov, Binghai Yan, Allan H. MacDonald
Topological antiferromagnetic spintronics
published pages: 242-251, ISSN: 1745-2473, DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0064-5
Nature Physics 14/3 2019-05-16
2018 Peter Wadley, Sonka Reimers, Michal J. Grzybowski, Carl Andrews, Mu Wang, Jasbinder S. Chauhan, Bryan L. Gallagher, Richard P. Campion, Kevin W. Edmonds, Sarnjeet S. Dhesi, Francesco Maccherozzi, Vit Novak, Joerg Wunderlich, Tomas Jungwirth
Current polarity-dependent manipulation of antiferromagnetic domains
published pages: 362-365, ISSN: 1748-3387, DOI: 10.1038/s41565-018-0079-1
Nature Nanotechnology 13/5 2019-05-16
2018 Kei Yamamoto, Olena Gomonay, Jairo Sinova, Georg Schwiete
Spin transfer torques and spin-dependent transport in a metallic F/AF/N tunneling junction
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.014406
Physical Review B 98/1 2019-05-16
2018 Wujun Shi, Lukas Muechler, Kaustuv Manna, Yang Zhang, Klaus Koepernik, Roberto Car, Jeroen van den Brink, Claudia Felser, Yan Sun
Prediction of a magnetic Weyl semimetal without spin-orbit coupling and strong anomalous Hall effect in the Heusler compensated ferrimagnet Ti 2 MnAl
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.060406
Physical Review B 97/6 2019-05-16
2018 M. Veis, J. Minár, G. Steciuk, L. Palatinus, C. Rinaldi, M. Cantoni, D. Kriegner, K. K. Tikuišis, J. Hamrle, M. Zahradník, R. Antoš, J. Železný, L. Šmejkal, X. Marti, P. Wadley, R. P. Campion, C. Frontera, K. Uhlířová, T. Duchoň, P. Kužel, V. Novák, T. Jungwirth, K. Výborný
Band structure of CuMnAs probed by optical and photoemission spectroscopy
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.97.125109
Physical Review B 97/12 2019-05-16
2017 T. Seifert, S. Jaiswal, M. Sajadi, G. Jakob, S. Winnerl, M. Wolf, M. Kläui, T. Kampfrath
Ultrabroadband single-cycle terahertz pulses with peak fields of 300 kV cm −1 from a metallic spintronic emitter
published pages: 252402, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.4986755
Applied Physics Letters 110/25 2019-05-16
2018 J. Železný, P. Wadley, K. Olejník, A. Hoffmann, H. Ohno
Spin transport and spin torque in antiferromagnetic devices
published pages: 220-228, ISSN: 1745-2473, DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0062-7
Nature Physics 14/3 2019-05-16
2018 O Gomonay, Kei Yamamoto, Jairo Sinova
Spin caloric effects in antiferromagnets assisted by an external spin current
published pages: 264004, ISSN: 0022-3727, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aac56b
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 51/26 2019-05-16
2018 Tom S. Seifert, Samridh Jaiswal, Joseph Barker, Sebastian T. Weber, Ilya Razdolski, Joel Cramer, Oliver Gueckstock, Sebastian F. Maehrlein, Lukas Nadvornik, Shun Watanabe, Chiara Ciccarelli, Alexey Melnikov, Gerhard Jakob, Markus Münzenberg, Sebastian T. B. Goennenwein, Georg Woltersdorf, Baerbel Rethfeld, Piet W. Brouwer, Martin Wolf, Mathias Kläui, Tobias Kampfrath
Femtosecond formation dynamics of the spin Seebeck effect revealed by terahertz spectroscopy
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05135-2
Nature Communications 9/1 2019-05-16
2017 Libor Šmejkal, Tomáš Jungwirth, Jairo Sinova
Route towards Dirac and Weyl antiferromagnetic spintronics
published pages: 1700044, ISSN: 1862-6254, DOI: 10.1002/pssr.201700044
physica status solidi (RRL) - Rapid Research Letters 11/4 2019-05-16
2018 N. Bhattacharjee, A. A. Sapozhnik, S. Yu. Bodnar, V. Yu. Grigorev, S. Y. Agustsson, J. Cao, D. Dominko, M. Obergfell, O. Gomonay, J. Sinova, M. Kläui, H.-J. Elmers, M. Jourdan, J. Demsar
Néel Spin-Orbit Torque Driven Antiferromagnetic Resonance in Mn 2 Au Probed by Time-Domain THz Spectroscopy
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.237201
Physical Review Letters 120/23 2019-05-16
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 2019-05-16
2018 L. Baldrati, A. Ross, T. Niizeki, C. Schneider, R. Ramos, J. Cramer, O. Gomonay, M. Filianina, T. Savchenko, D. Heinze, A. Kleibert, E. Saitoh, J. Sinova, M. Kläui
Full angular dependence of the spin Hall and ordinary magnetoresistance in epitaxial antiferromagnetic NiO(001)/Pt thin films
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.024422
Physical Review B 98/2 2019-05-16
2017 D. Kriegner, H. Reichlova, J. Grenzer, W. Schmidt, E. Ressouche, J. Godinho, T. Wagner, S. Y. Martin, A. B. Shick, V. V. Volobuev, G. Springholz, V. Holý, J. Wunderlich, T. Jungwirth, K. Výborný
Magnetic anisotropy in antiferromagnetic hexagonal MnTe
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.214418
Physical Review B 96/21 2019-05-16
2018 P. Němec, M. Fiebig, T. Kampfrath, A. V. Kimel
Antiferromagnetic opto-spintronics
published pages: 229-241, ISSN: 1745-2473, DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0051-x
Nature Physics 14/3 2019-05-16
2018 Zhiyong Qiu, Dazhi Hou, Joseph Barker, Kei Yamamoto, Olena Gomonay, Eiji Saitoh
Spin colossal magnetoresistance in an antiferromagnetic insulator
published pages: 577-580, ISSN: 1476-1122, DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-0087-4
Nature Materials 17/7 2019-05-16
2018 S. Yu. Bodnar, L. Šmejkal, I. Turek, T. Jungwirth, O. Gomonay, J. Sinova, A. A. Sapozhnik, H.-J. Elmers, M. Kläui, M. Jourdan
Writing and reading antiferromagnetic Mn2Au by Néel spin-orbit torques and large anisotropic magnetoresistance
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02780-x
Nature Communications 9/1 2019-05-16
2018 Sebastian F. Maehrlein, Ilie Radu, Pablo Maldonado, Alexander Paarmann, Michael Gensch, Alexandra M. Kalashnikova, Roman V. Pisarev, Martin Wolf, Peter M. Oppeneer, Joseph Barker, Tobias Kampfrath
Dissecting spin-phonon equilibration in ferrimagnetic insulators by ultrafast lattice excitation
published pages: eaar5164, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar5164
Science Advances 4/7 2019-05-16
2017 T. Seifert, U. Martens, S. Günther, M. A. W. Schoen, F. Radu, X. Z. Chen, I. Lucas, R. Ramos, M. H. Aguirre, P. A. Algarabel, A. Anadón, H. S. Körner, J. Walowski, C. Back, M. R. Ibarra, L. Morellón, E. Saitoh, M. Wolf, C. Song, K. Uchida, M. Münzenberg, I. Radu, T. Kampfrath
Terahertz Spin Currents and Inverse Spin Hall Effect in Thin-Film Heterostructures Containing Complex Magnetic Compounds
published pages: 1740010, ISSN: 2010-3247, DOI: 10.1142/S2010324717400100
SPIN 07/03 2019-05-16
2018 Kamil Olejník, Tom Seifert, Zdeněk Kašpar, Vít Novák, Peter Wadley, Richard P. Campion, Manuel Baumgartner, Pietro Gambardella, Petr Němec, Joerg Wunderlich, Jairo Sinova, Petr Kužel, Melanie Müller, Tobias Kampfrath, Tomas Jungwirth
Terahertz electrical writing speed in an antiferromagnetic memory
published pages: eaar3566, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar3566
Science Advances 4/3 2019-05-16

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