SPINCOD Advanced spintronic devices for communication and data storage technologies based on Heusler compounds
PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-1820 No. 255/1.10.2015

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Within this project we aim at developing next generation spintronic devices based on full-Heusler alloys ultrathin films showing perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA). A special attention will be given to interface/surface effects such as surface magnetic anisotropy, responsible for PMA, and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, responsible for stabilization of chiral magnetic structures such as skyrmions. The multilayer architectures will be epitaxially grown on single-crystal substrates and textured grown on thermally oxidized Si/SiO2 substrates. The textured structures are of extreme importance due to their compatibility with the conventional microelectronics technology. Our upstream research strategy is expected to have a major impact on the development of spintronics based on half-metallic materials, allowing enhanced data storage and data processing speed, low power consumption and high level of downscaling of the device dimensions. All these aspects are fully compatible with the needs of the next generation of spintronic devices.




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