The US DARPA agency has published an interesting video that explains about its Spintronics research efforts, with current and format program managers and DARPA-funded industry researchers describe key historical events and DARPA research goals:
Roland Kawakami from Ohio State University gave a lecture at Minnesota Nano Center that discusses spintronics in 2D materials, with a focus on graphene materials:
The lecture also includes opto-spintronics, 2D Magnets, and more.
The UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL) published this video of a lecture by Yoshi Chika Otani from Japan's RIKEN and the University of Tokyo titled "Spin Conversion Phenomena in Spintronics"
The lecture covers all the recently discovered conversion phenomena, such as the direct and inverse spin Hall effects, spin Seebeck and Peltier effects, spin pumping, and the inverse Faraday effect.
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Researchers from the EPFL managed to produce controllable and stable skyrmions using laser pulses. The scientists could write and erase skyrmions in less than a few hundred nanoseconds to a few microseconds.
To create the skyrmions, the researchers used iron-germanium alloy, which can offer skyrmions at about 0 degrees Celsius, very closet o room temperature. The ultra-short laser pulses create an ultra-fast temperature jump, and the super-cooling effect at the end of the jump restricts the place in which skyrmions exist - to places in which they do not exist normally.
Tohoku University published a short video that introduces the spintronics research performed at the University's Center for Science and Innovation in Spintronics:
Zeila Zanolli,a principal investigator at RWTH Aachen University and the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF) gave a lecture at the MaX Conference on the Materials Design Ecosystem at the Exascale last month, titled "Spintronics at the interface".
Zeila specifically discusses the interface between Graphene and BaMnO3 materials.
Researchers from the NIST were granted a patent for a device that combines a spin valve with a memristor (a device that is the basis of next-generation RRAM memory devices). The device can be used to turn on and off a spin channel.
The researchers say that their patented device may be a fundamental building-block in future spintronic devices as it combines the non-volatile memory in memristors with the technology of a spin valve. The intention is simple and can be used in several ways - as an on/off switch for spin currents, as an interconnect between different spintronic components and as an interface between magnetic and electronic features.
Xavier Marti, the CTO at IGSresearch discusses real world applications of antiferromagnetic spintronic devices in this interesting IEEE talk:
Professor Stuart parkin, the director of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle/Salle, Germany and a Professor at the Institute of Physics of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg explains his spintronics research, and how can spintronic devices be built to improve computing capacity.