Center for Superconductivity, Spintronics and Surface


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test.jpgSpintronics and spinorbitronics

Spinorbitronics concerns the use of spin-orbit coupling (SOC) in nonmagnetic materials to generate, detect or exploit spin-polarized currents. This opens the way to control spintronic devices without the use of magnetic fields through the current induced spin-orbit torques (SOTs). Moreover, SOC in magnetic multilayer stacks lacking inversion symmetry promotes, via the interfacial Dzyalosinskii-Moriya interaction (IDMI), chiral spin textures, like skyrminons, that can be efficiently driven SOTs.


The spinorbitronics research direction of C4S is coordinated by M. Gabor.  Our most important results are obtained within the projects:

- PN-III-P4-ID-PCE-2020-1853 No. 182/04/01/2021 - Spin-orbit torque driven field-free artificial synapses and neurons 

- PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2016-2131 No. 24/02.05.2018 - Spin-orbitronic devices for non-volatile magnetic memory elements 

- PNII-RU-TE nr.255/01.10.2015PNII-RU-TE nr.255/01.10.2015 --Advanced spintronic devices for communication and data storage technologies based on Heusler compounds 



Theoretical Investigation of Skyrmion Dynamics in Pt/Co/MgO Nanodots, D Ourdani, M Belmeguenai, MS Gabor, A Stashkevich, YRoussigné Materials , 15, 7474 (2022) (view pdf)

Correlation between interface perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and interfacial Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interactions in Pt/Pd/Co/Au, D Ourdani, Y Roussigné, SM Chérif, MS Gabor, M Belmeguenai Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics , 55, 485004 (2022) (view pdf)

Mechanism of Spin-Orbit Torques in Platinum Oxide Systems, J Nath, AV Trifu, MS Gabor, A Hallal, S Auffret, S Labau, A Mahjoub, E Chan, AK Chaurasiya, AK Mondal, H Yang, E Schmoranzerova, MA Nsibi, I Joumard, A Barman, B Pelissier, M Chshiev, G Gaudin, IM Miron Adv. Electron. Mater. , 2101335(2022) (view pdf)

Effect of Chiral Damping on the dynamics of chiral domain walls and skyrmions,CK Safeer, M-A Nsibi, J Nath, MS Gabor, H Yang, I Joumard, S Auffret, G Gaudin, I-M Miron Nature Communications , 13, 1192(2022) (view pdf)

Dependence of the interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, and damping in Co-based systems on the thickness of Pt and Ir layers,D Ourdani, Y Roussigné, SM Chérif, MS Gabor, M Belmeguenai, Physical Review B 10, 104421(2021) (view pdf)

Hf thickness dependence of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, damping and interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in Pt/CoFe/Hf/HfO2,D Ourdani, Y Roussigné, RB Mos, M Nasui, SM Chérif, MS Gabor, M Belmeguenai, Physical Review Materials 8, 084404(2021) (view pdf)

Interface phenomena in ferromagnet/-based systems: Damping, perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction,I Benguettat-El Mokhtari, Y Roussigné, SM Chérif, A Stashkevich, S Auffret, C Baraduc, M Gabor, Hélène Béa, M Belmeguenai, Physical Review Materials 4, 124408(2020) (view pdf)

Investigation of the correlation between perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, spin mixing conductance and interfacial Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction in CoFeB-based systems,I Benguettat-El Mokhtari, D Ourdani, Y Roussigné, RB Mos, M Nasui, SM Chérif, A Stachkevich, MS Gabor, M Belmeguenai, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 12, 124408(2020) (view pdf)

Influence of the capping layer material on the interfacial Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction in Pt/Co/capping layer structures probed by Brillouin light scattering,M Belmeguenai, Y Roussigné, S M Chérif, A Stashkevich, T Petrisor Jr, M Nasui and M S Gabor, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.2 52, 125002(2019) (view pdf)

Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in Pt/Co-based full Heusler alloy/MgO thin-film structures,MS Gabor,M. Nasui, A. Timar-Gabor, Physical Review B 100 (14), 144438(2019) (view pdf)

Spin-orbit torques and magnetization switching in perpendicularly magnetized epitaxial Pd/Co2FeAl/MgO structures, MS Gabor, T Petrisor Jr M Nasui, MA Nsibi, J Nath, IM Miron, Physical Review Applied 13 (5), 054039 (2020) (view pdf)

Current-Induced Nucleation and Dynamics of Skyrmions in a Co-based Heusler Alloy, W Akhtar, A Hrabec, S Chouaieb, A Haykal, I Gross, M Belmeguenai, MS Gabor, B Shields, P Maletinsky, A Thiaville, S Rohart, V Jacques, Physical Review Applied, 11, 034066, (2019) (view pdf)

Interfacial Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction sign in Ir/Co2FeAl systems investigated by Brillouin light scattering, M. Belmeguenai, M. S. Gabor, Y. Roussigné, T. Petrisor, Jr., R. B. Mos, A. Stashkevich, S. M. Chérif, and C. Tiusan, Phys. Rev. 97, 054425, (2018) (view pdf)

Thickness Dependence of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction in Co2FeAl Ultrathin Films: Effects of Annealing Temperature and Heavy-Metal Material, M. Belmeguenai, Y. Roussigné, H. Bouloussa, S. M. Chérif, A. Stashkevich, M. Nasui, M. S. Gabor, A. Mora-Hernández, B. Nicholson, O.-O. Inyang, A. T. Hindmarch, and L. Bouchenoire, Phys. Rev. Applied 9, 044044, (2018) (view pdf)

Interlayer exchange coupling in perpendicularly magnetized Pt/Co/Ir/Co/Pt structures, MS Gabor, T Petrisor Jr, R B Mos, M Nasui, C Tiusan, T Petrisor, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 50, 465004, (2017) (view pdf)

Spin–orbit torques and magnetization switching in W/Co2FeAl/MgO structures, MS Gabor, T Petrisor Jr, RB Mos, A Mesaros, M Nasui, M Belmeguenai, F Zighem, C Tiusan, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 49, 365003, (2016) (view pdf)

Brillouin light scattering investigation of the thickness dependence of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in Co0.5Fe0.5 ultrathin films, M. Belmeguenai, M. S. Gabor, Y. Roussigné, A. Stashkevich, S. M. Chérif, F. Zighem, and C. Tiusan, Phys. Rev. B 93, 174407, (2016) (view pdf)

Effective 90-degree magnetization rotation in Co2FeAl thin film/piezoelectric system probed by microstripline ferromagnetic resonance, M. Gueye, F. Zighem, M. Belmeguenai, M. S. Gabor, C. Tiusan, and D. Faurie Appl. Phys. Lett. (2015) 109, 032908 (2015) (view pdf)

Experimental study of spin-wave dispersion in Py/Pt film structures in the presence of an interface Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction, A. A. Stashkevich, M. Belmeguenai, Y. Roussigne, S. M. Cherif, M. Kostylev, M. Gabor, D. Lacour, C. Tiusan, M. Hehn, , Physical Review B 91, 214409 (2015) (view pdf)

Correlations between structural, electronic transport, and magnetic properties of Co2FeAl0.5Si0.5 Heusler alloy epitaxial thin films,M. S. Gabor, M. Belmeguenai, T. Petrisor, Jr., C. Ulhaq-Bouillet, S. Colis, and C. Tiusan Phys. Rev. B, 92, 054433, (2015) (view pdf)

Electronic, structural and magnetic properties of Co2FeAl thin films for potential spintronic applications, M.S. Gabor, M Belmeguenai, F Zighem, SM Cherif, T Petrisor Jr., T Petrisor, C Tiusan, M Hehn, SPIN, 4,1440022, (2014) (view pdf)

Bending strain-tunable magnetic anisotropy in Co2FeAl Heusler thin film on Kapton®, M. Gueye, B. M. Wague1, F. Zighem, M. Belmeguenai, M. S. Gabor, T. Petrisor Jr., C. Tiusan, S. Mercone, and D. Faurie, , Appl. Phys. Lett., 105,062409 , (2014) (view pdf)

Structural defects analysis versus spin polarized tunneling in Co2FeAl/MgO/CoFe magnetic tunnel junctions with thick MgO barriers, MS Gabor, C Tiusan, T Petrisor Jr, T Petrisor, M Hehn, Y Lu, E Snoeck, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 347, 79, (2013) (view pdf)

Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in Ta/Co2FeAl/MgO multilayers, M. S. Gabor, T. Petrisor Jr., C. Tiusan and T. Petrisor, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 063905 (2013) (view pdf)

Co2FeAl thin films grown on MgO substrates: Correlation between static, dynamic, and structural properties, ,M. Belmeguenai, H. Tuzcuoglu, M. S. Gabor, T. Petrisor, Jr., C. Tiusan, D. Berling, F. Zighem, T. Chauveau, S. M. Chérif, and P. Moch Phys. Rev. B 87, 184431 (2013) (view pdf)

Magnetic and structural anisotropies of Co2FeAl Heusler alloy epitaxial thin films, M. S. Gabor, T. Petrisor, Jr., C. Tiusan, M. Hehn, and T. Petrisor, Phys. Rev. B 84, 134413, (2011) (view pdf)