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SPINOGRAPH Spintronics in graphene

Prof. Francisco Guinea

SPINOGRAPH  Spintronics in graphene
    Funding :

    FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN nº 607904

    Duration: 2013 - 2017
    48 months

SPINOGRAPH is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network on “Spintronics in Graphene”, bringing together 7 academic and 2 industrial partners to train 15 young researchers doing top class research projects. Spintronics stands for electronics based on the electron spin degree of freedom. The huge success of spintronics in metals, which started from the pioneering discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR), has revolutionized the magnetoelectronics industry. Exploration of spin effects in other types of materials is leading to an array of fascinating physical phenomena and holds the promise of future breakthroughs. The discovery of graphene, the first truly two dimensional crystal, together with the remarkable progress in the fabrication of graphene devices, have naturally led to the exploration of hybrid graphene/ferromagnetic devices to explore spintronics in graphene.