The Spintros (Spin Transport in Organic Semiconductors) project aims to explore new materials and functionalities in order to design and develop new electronic devices. The project focuses on the design, manufacture, and study of electronic devices based on organic semiconductors.
SPINOGRAPH is a Marie-Curie Initial-Training Network on "Spintronics in Graphene", bringing together 7 academic and 2 industrial partners to train 15 young researchers doing top-class research projects.
Spintronics stands for electronics based on the electron-spin degree of freedom. The huge success of spintronics in metals, which started from the pioneering discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR), has revolutionized the magnetoelectronics industry. Exploration of spin effects in other types of materials is leading to an array of fascinating physical phenomena and holds the promise of future breakthroughs. The discovery of graphene, the first truly two-dimensional crystal, together with the remarkable progress in the fabrication of graphene devices, have naturally led to the exploration of hybrid graphene/ferromagnetic devices to explore spintronics in graphene.
The “Quantum Nanoelectronics Training” project, with acronym Q-NET, is a European network of experts providing state-of-the-art training for young researchers in the general field of experimental, applied, and theoretical Quantum Nanoelectronics