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PhD thesis in the area of Metal Spintronics / Spin orbitronics
This research is funded by Intel Co., the world leading microprocessor company, through a collaborative project entitled “Integration of electrical magnetic switching and spin-to-charge conversion in a nanodevice”.The research topic encompasses the interconversion between spin currents and charge currents in novel materials and interfaces. Promising methods that exploit the spin-orbit coupling will be studied, such as the spin Hall effect in heavy metals, the Edelstein effect at Rashba interfaces or the spin-momentum locking at topological insulators. The project also foresees the integration of working spin-to-charge nanodevices with magnetoelectric substrates. The final goal is to help implementing the recent Intel proposal of a magnetoelectric spin-orbit logic [S. Manipatruni et al., arXiv:1512.05428v2 (2017)].
The Nanodevices group, co-led by Prof. Luis E. Hueso and Prof. Fèlix Casanova, is currently composed of 20 members including senior and junior researchers. The group counts with extensive research facilities for fabrication and characterization of devices and several active research lines spanning from nanofabrication to 2D electronics and spin transport. More information can be found at http://nanodevices.nanogune.eu
As an example related to this specific position here advertised, a selection of recent work on metal spintronics / spin orbitronics which our team has led can be found in the following articles: Physical Review Letters 116, 016603 (2016); Phys. Rev. B 93, 014420 (2016); Phys. Rev. B 94, 060412(R) (2016); Nature Comms. 8, 661 (2017); arXiv:1805.04475.
We offer an international and competitive environment, state-of-the-art equipment, and the possibility of performing research at the highest level. The PhD student will be enrolled at the University of the Basque Country Doctorate Program. The position is available immediately.
The candidates should apply by completing the form available in the webpage of this particular offer at (http://www.nanogune.eu/careers), attaching a cover letter, a complete CV, academic qualifications and at least one reference letter grouped in a single PDF file.