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Nano-spintronic devices

Thursday 16 November 2017, 6.00PM to 7pm

Speaker(s): Professor Atsufumi Hirohata, Department of Electronic Engineering


Technology has been reducing in physical size for 50+ years and this has driven the incredible increase, power and sophistication in almost everything we use, from mobile phones to potable computers to future autonomous cars. However, this continued drive to shrink electronic components is reaching its limit, reaching to six individual atoms and new and exciting technologies much be found to help us continue with our never-ending appetite for more functionality. 

In this lecture Professor Hirohata will give an introduction to the issues we currently face and the new technology of spintronics. He will go on to show how this could be the technology of the future and how it might replace current devices. Finally he will talk about issues that still need to be solved, why our research might not be solving these issues and where he sees the future of spintronics in 10-20 years. 

The event is preceded by a drinks reception in PT005A from 5pm, all ticket holders are welcome to attend.

Speaker biography: Dr Atsufumi Hirohata joined the Department of Electronics in September 2007. He has over 15 years of experience in spintronics, ranging from magnetic-domain imaging to spin-current interference. He is currently an editorial board member of Journal of Physics D and Spin. He is also a member of both Administrative and Techical Committees of the IEEE Magnetics Society. He holds a visiting associate professorship at Tohoku University and a Royal Society Industry Fellowship in collaboration with Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory.

Location: PX001

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book at


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