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Ultrafast spin electronics is an emerging field of research that combines the ideas and concepts of magneto-optics and opto-magnetism with spin transport phenomena, supplemented with the possibilities offered by photonics for ultrafast low-dissipative manipulation and transport of information. Both light and spin currents can control magnetic order, though the mechanisms as well as the corresponding time scales and energy dissipations differ. The project aims at the best of both worlds, combining short time scales and non-dissipative propagation of light pulses with nanoscale selectivity and strong interactions of spin currents, to create novel concepts for data technology. The ultimate
goals are the creation and implementation of non-volatile, low-dissipative, and ultrafast functional elements. To reach these goals, the candidate will be working on a project lead by two groups in two different university (Université de Lorraine in France and Tohoku University in Japan); the two groups have complementary skills and backgrounds.

 

JOB LOCATION: 

This 36 months position will be based at Institut Jean Lamour (Université de Lorraine).The PhD student will join the SPIN (Spintronic & Nanomagnetism) team, a group of 15 permanent academics and researchers, 20 Master and PhD students and 15 Post-doc and visitors, lead by Stephane Mangin. During her or his PhD the candidate will visit and collaborate with the group of Shunsuke Fukami.

The target start date for the position is October 1st 2020, with
some flexibility on the exact start date.

HOW TO APPLY

Deadline for application is September 1st 2020. Applicants are requested to submit the following materials:

• A cover letter applying for the position

• Full CV and list of publications

• Academic transcripts

 

Applications and questions about the position can be sent to Stéphane Mangin (Stephane.mangin@univ-lorraine.fr

COMRAD is an H2020 ITN project (2020-2024). It will explore novel routes for the fastest possible and least dissipative magnetic switching in random access devices by bringing together the two disciplines of ultrafast magnetism and spinorbitronics, creating sub-100 ps stimuli in spinorbitronics and pushing the latter into a regime beyond the limitations of equilibrium thermodynamics.

The ambition of COMRAD is to train PhDs in such a way that they gain a broad understanding of the challenges in the entire process of emergence and development of opto-magnetic data storage, from fundamental research to device and failure analysis.

MAIN OBJECTIVES: We want to investigate ultrafast dynamics of transport properties in magnetic multilayers including those with ferrimagnetic GdFeCo as the storage layer in order to control and optimize its dynamics. (i) We will first strive for controlling and optimizing the generation of an optically generated spin current and the resulting ultrafast switching on a storage layer. (ii) We will seek for revealing the fundamental limits on the speed of writing.

JOB LOCATION: This 36 months position will be based at Institut Jean Lamour (Université de Lorraine). The PhD student will join the SPIN ( Spintronic & Nanomagnetism) team, group of 15 permanent academics and researchers, 20 Masters and PhD students and 15 Post-doc and visitors. https://spin.ijl.cnrs.fr

Stéphane Mangin will be your PhD advisor 

The target start date for the position is October 1st 2020, with some flexibility on the exact start date. 

HOW TO APPLY: Deadline for application is September 1st 2020. See details on https://comrad-etn.eu/jobs/ Applicants are requested to submit the following materials:

• A cover letter applying for the position 

• Full CV and list of publications 

• Academic transcripts 

Applications and questions about the position can be sent to Stéphane Mangin (stephane.mangin@univ-lorraine.fr).