The IEEE Magnetics Society Italy Chapter – PETASPIN 2023 School on “Spintronics: fundamentals and applications”
Focus of the school
The school will focus on furnishing concepts related to the fundamental and applied aspects of spintronics. The II edition of the school will be held in the month of December in Messina (Italy) for (a third edition will be organized in December 2024) and it is designed for students, post-doc and early-stage researchers approaching the research field of spintronics and related areas. This year it is scheduled from the morning of 12 December to the lunch time of 15 December (4 days). It consists of a well-planned program including lectures by international experts covering both fundamental aspects and applications of the spintronic technology together with interdisciplinary seminars. The students will be invited to submit a pre-recorded talk of 15 minutes one month in advance that will be shared among the participants and the lecturers of the school. We aim to stimulate discussions and create networking during the whole period of the school with this approach. The participation is restricted to 30-35 students based on a competitive application. The school is organized by PETASPIN association and the IEEE Magnetics Society Italy Chapter and co-sponsored by the project “Low Power Spintronics Wireless Autonomous Node (SWAN) Integrated Circuits Developed Via Spintronics Technology Accelerator Platform” (SWAN-on-chip) funded by the European Union within the call HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01 and by the project “The Italian factory of micromagnetic modeling and spintronics” funded by MUR (Ministero della Ricerca) within the Italian call PRIN 2020. The co-directors of the school are Prof. Giovanni Finocchio from the University of Messina and Prof. Mario Carpentieri from Politecnico di Bari.
Learning Objectives of the School
The first learning objective is to provide the necessary skills to learn about the interplay of magnetism and thermodynamics, to understand complex magnetic order and emergent physical properties, such as multiferroicity and topological spin textures, and to understand the scientific and technological relevance to characterize spin textures across length, time and energy scales.
The second learning objective is to provide the basics know-how of emerging spintronic directions. In particular will be provide the basic knowledge to understand the origin of antiferromagnetic spin dynamics in the THz range for memories, for the emission of THz radiation from spin-based emitters and the detection of THz by spin systems as well as the remaining challenges. In addition, it will be provided an overview of new application scenarios of magnetic materials prepared in the form of composites for hingeless ultrafast actuators and printed magnetic field sensors including biodegradable and biocompatible magnetic field sensors.
The third learning objective focuses on furnish the background for material developments, device fabrication and application of magnetic tunnel junction. In particular, there will be a focus on the spin transfer induced non linear magnetization dynamics in magnetic tunnel junction for developing a rich family of novel rf spintronic devices and Ising machines.
The school will also offer two interdisciplinary lectures one on quantum computing. The second one will provide an overview of the variety of magnetization process arising in 3-dimentional nanowires.
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The accommodation will be managed by the Petaspin secretary.