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EPSRC International Network for Spintronics on"From Material Development to Novel Energy Efficient Technologies"

(Formally known as Tohoku-York-Kaiserslautern Core-to-Core project on "New-Concept Spintronics Devices")

 YorkTohoku KaiserslauternManchesterLeedsSpintec

Project details

The broad aim of this project is to demonstrate a new spintronic logic concept with low-energy consumption by developing a new magnetic material, designing a new logic circuit and characterising them for yield improvement based on our longstanding collaborations with Tohoku University in Japan specialised in material development and device production, Technische Universit├Ąt Kaiserslautern in Germany focused on magneto-optical phenomena and magnonic logics, and Spintec in France dedicated for spintronic device production and evaluation. Based on the complementarity of these consortium members, we aim to achieve (1) over 200 man-days annual visits to Japan, (2) over 100 man-days annual visits to Germany and France, (3) six pump priming funds to foster new collaborative projects, (4) organisation of biannual research symposia in York to disseminate our achievements.

This project will be carried out under the close collaboration with Profs. Tom Thomson at the Nano Engineering & Storage Technologies Research Group, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Chris Marrows at the Condensed Matter Group, E. C. Stoner Laboratory, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds, Hideo Ohno at the Laboratory for Electronic Intelligent Systems, Research Institute of Electrical Communications, Tohoku University, Burkard Hillebrands at the Magnetism Group, Department of Physics, Technische Universit├Ąt Kaiserslautern and Bernard Dieny at the Spintec.

Project period

From 01/12/2020 to 30/11/2025 (for 5 years).


This project is funded through the EPSRC (EP/V007211/1) and OPTIMAS.

Prof. Masafumi Shirai (Japanese Coordinator)

Research Institute of Electrical Communications, Tohoku University

Prof. Burkard Hillebrands (German Coordinator)

Department of Physics, Technical University of Kaiserslautern

Prof. Vincent Valtz (Frencg Coordinator)


Prof. Thomas Thomson

School of Computer Science, University of Manchester

Prof. Christopher Marrows

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds

Prof. Keith McKenna

School of Physics, Engineering and Technology, University of York

Prof. Atsufumi Hirohata (UK Coordinator)

School of Physics, Engineering and Technology, University of York

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