Project: Spintronics and spin-caloritronics in magnetic nanosystems

Spintronics is a technology that exploits a fundamental quantum property of electrons, known as spin, as well as the magnetic and electronic properties. This technology has led to important scientific discoveries and industrial applications such as computer hard disk drives. Spin-caloritronics is the combination of spintronics and thermo-electricity, and focuses on the interaction of electron spins and heat currents. Its novel effects could also, like spintronics, have industrial applications but first the theory needs to be put into practice. This project will investigate and develop nanoscale magnetic devices to build the fundamental understanding of spintronics and spin-caloritronics. This knowledge will underpin research and development and lead to future applications in computing, data storage and measurement science. The project will also publish a series of guidelines to make reliable measurements of spintronics and spin-caloritronics, representing the first step towards standardisation in the field.

Acronym EXL04 SpinCal (Reference Number: EXL04)
Duration 01/07/2013 - 30/06/2016
Project Topic Metrology
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2012 - Industry, SI Broader Scope and Open Excellence

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
3 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
4 Fyzikální ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. Czech Republic
5 Laboratorio Iberico Internacional De Nanotecnologia Portugal
6 Universitaet Bielefeld Germany
7 The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge United Kingdom