Francken Friday Lecture
Sytze Tirion is doing his Master Project in Spin-Orbitt torques in 2D materials.
For those of you who are interested, here is a very short summary of what Sytze is researching:
In the modern world of electronics there is a largedemand for ever faster and dimensionally smaller electronics. Having efficientdata storage is one of the challenges which is part of this field.Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) requires control of themagnetization of a thin layer. A new and promising technique which has emergedto control the magnetization, is by means of Spin-Orbit torques. WhereSpin-Orbit coupling is the mechanism behind a spin accumulation which allowscontrol of the magnetization in a comparably efficient manner. In this masterproject the generation of spin-orbit torques in a sandwich of a two dimensionalmaterial and a ferromagnet is investigated.