Multi-Year Project

“Spintronic Devices for Microwave Detection and Energy Harvesting Applications” (G5792)

Start date: 1/12/2020
End date: 30/11/2023


o   Dr. Andreas Kaidatzis, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR Demokritos, Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece (NATO Country Project Director)

o   Prof. Sergei Sidorenko, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine (Partner Country Project Director)

o   Prof. Oleksandr Prokopenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

o   Dr. Andre Thiaville, CNRS & University Paris-Saclay – Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay, France

o   Dr. Jose Miguel Garcia-Mart�n, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cient�ficas-Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnolog�a, Tres Cantos, Spain

o   Dr. G�bor Katona, Department of Solid State Physics, Institute of Physics, University of Debrecen (UD), Debrecen, Hungary

 Brief Description

This project focuses on the development of L10-ordered Mn-based ferromagnetic alloy spin-torque microwave detectors (STMDs). Such spintronic devices allow the conversion of microwave signals to a measurable DC voltage and may be employed for fabricating robust and high reliability radar sensors of high sensitivity and low power consumption. In addition, STMDs may be used for microwave energy harvesting for powering autonomous sensors. A key objective of the project will be to obtain such materials and devices on commercial Si wafers, for ensuring compatibility to standard microelectronics processes and allowing the development of a low-cost, commercially viable device technology.