LSD - Low-dimensional Spin Devices
This project explored materials and architectures with low dimensionality and symmetry to develop spintronic devices. We created structures based on van der Waals materials or quiral materias in order to study the effect of symmetry breaking on the materials’ spin properties.
We aims to explore materials and architectures with low dimensionality and symmetry to develop spintronic devices.
The electronics industry is shifting to a new generation of components, motivated primarily by the limits in manufacturing smaller silicon devices. In this forthcoming generation, spin phenomena occupy a relevant place in both memory and logic components.
After previous projects based on spin phenomena in interfaces of various materials, here we will explore the possibility of creating complex structures of two-dimensional materials by van der Waals epitaxy.
For example, we will manufacture structures with two-dimensional magnetic materials. These structures will allow us to study magnetism at the limit of very low dimensionality, but also to explore devices with capabilities superior to the current ones. We will use phenomena such as the rotation between two-dimensional layers and their modulation by means of ferroelectric and molecular materials to change their magnetic response at will, and to survey previously unexplored physical phenomena.
In another line of work, and through structures with various two-dimensional materials, we will study how artificial symmetry breaking and spin-orbit interaction generate spin phenomena, such as spin-to-charge conversion. These phenomena have important applications in logical devices, which we will study for possible applications with our industrial collaborators.
Finally, we will work with chiral materials, with very low symmetry, and in which spin polarization phenomena seem a relevant parameter. Here we will manufacture samples with both organic and inorganic chiral materials, with the aim of having a complete vision of the relationship between chirality and spintronics.
All these devices made throughout various tasks will be explored as the basis of the spin logic proposal "MESO", theorized by our collaborators at Intel Corporation and until now only explored with metals, and not with more complex materials with more suitable properties.
This project is funded by PID2021-122511OB-I00/MCIN/ AEI /10.13039/501100011033/ y por FEDER Una manera de hacer Europa