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Nov 23, 2017
European project COSMICS : "Molecular controls for future spintronic devices: from concept to realization"
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The SPEC/GMT team of CEA coordinates the European H2020 FET-Open project "Cosmics" (Concepts and Tools in Molecular Spintronics) whose kick off meeting was held on November 27th and 28th, 2017. This project, stemming from a very selective call, focuses on the search for new hybrid devices, associating molecules and metallic magnetic electrodes, able to enrich the design of highly miniaturized electronic components.

European project COSMICS :

The applied bias induces a displacement of the charges, carrying a spin magnetic moment. Between the metal electrodes, various molecular devices sensitive to the orientation of the spins can be implanted, making it possible to produce spintronic components and devices.

Of the twenty-six projects selected by the European Commission in the "Future and Emerging Technologies 2017 - FET Open" category of the H2020 program, Cosmics is the only one coordinated by a French team: the "Modelisation et théorie*" team of CEA-Iramis, within the CEA Paris-Saclay center.

Cosmics was born from a fruitful collaboration between European experimentalists and theorists, specialists of molecular spintronics (**). Today, it brings together six teams of physicists and chemists, including an SME for software development. The project consists in developing a molecular spintronic modeling platform that will help and stimulate basic and applied research, to bring out new molecular technologies in the field.

Specifically, researchers will combine modeling tools and cutting-edge experiments on well-calibrated systems. Their objective is to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms of spin transport in various systems like thin layers, functionalized peaks, molecular junctions, etc..., and to validate the associated models. This dual theory-experiment approach must also allow proposing new materials or systems with robust and optimal properties.

(*) The "Modélisation et Théorie" team belongs to the "Service de Physique de l'État Condensé - Physics of condensed matter unit" UMR 3680 CEA-CNRS.

(**) Molecular spintronics combine molecular electronics, where molecules are used as constituents of electronic components, and spintronics that combines the electrical and spin properties of electrons for storage and processing information technologies.




  • Partners of the project:

Service de Physique de l'État Condensé

UMR 3680 CEA-CNRS, CEA-Saclay,
91190 Gif-sur-Yvette France

Anmarks Tekniske Universitet

Anker Engelundsvej 1, Bygning 101
2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Quantumwise A/S

Fruebjergvej 3
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Université Paris-Diderot - Paris 7

5, rue Thomas Mann
75205 Paris, France

Christian - Albrechts - Universitaet Zu Kiel

Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel, Germany

Universitat de Valencia

Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia, Spain


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