PhD in Ultra-fast spintronics

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Location : Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Creating memories that combine the benefits of magnetic memories with the speed of RAMs would constitute a significant progress and leading IT companies are now heavily investing towards this goal.

Replacing ferromagnets with antiferromagnets is a possible strategy to achieve this since their magnetic order can be “written” 1000 faster than in FMs. However, in antiferromagnets the overall magnetisationis is zero and to readapt information technology we must find efficient ways to read and write their magnetic state without relying on the net magnetisation as for ferromagnets.

In this project you will be using optical pump-probe and THz emission spectroscopy to read and write an antiferromagnetic bit with a speed of one picosecond.

Dr C. Ciccarelli - cc538 at cam.ac.uk

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