The Terahertz Spintronics Lab was established in July 2018 in the context of a contest among proposed academic research and applied laboratories at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
The main focuses of the lab’s theoretical and experimental research are the mechanisms of electric and spin current flow, the effect of mechanical stresses and electrical potentials on the physical properties of conducting and dielectric ferro- and antiferromagnetic heterostructures in the microwave and terahertz frequency ranges, and nonequilibrium processes in such structures, as well as developing the concept of information processing and logic devices based on ferro- and antiferromagnetic nanoelements and networks.
Key lines of work:
• Research into the fundamental physical properties of linear and nonlinear spin waves propagating in ferro- and antiferromagnetic two- and three-dimensional micro- and nanostructures.
• Development of the physical and technological basis for the creation of a new generation of controlled devices based on the principles of magnonics for information processing systems.
• Theoretical and experimental research into the mechanisms of electric and spin current flow and the effect of mechanical stresses and electrical potentials on the physical properties of conducting and dielectric ferro- and antiferromagnetic heterostructures in the microwave and terahertz frequency ranges.
• Stabilization of nanostructure magnetic moments in the absence or under limited application of an external magnetic field by virtue of element shape anisotropy, growth and crystallographic anisotropy, and the effects of magnetic moment transfer and the magnetostrictive effect in antiferromagnetic and multiferroic materials.
Head of the laboratory
Sergey Nikitov, ScD in physics and mathematics, professor, corresponding member of RAS
Phone: +7-926 295-4131