Nano-scale magnonic circuits for novel computing systems (ERC StG “MagnonCircuits")

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 678309). 

Principal investigator: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andrii Chumak

Magnons – quanta of spin waves – propagating in magnetic materials having nano-scale wavelengths and carrying information in the form of a spin angular momentum, can be used as data carriers in next-generation nano-sized low-loss information processing systems. The low losses of magnonic systems can be reached due to the absence of translational electron motion associated with Joule heating and extremely low magnetic damping in the dielectric Yttrium-Iron-Garnet (YIG) material used.

The recent revolutionary progress in the growth of high-quality YIG films with nanometer thickness, and in the patterning of these films, opened a way to the practical development of nano-scale magnonic computing systems. However, the decrease in sizes of YIG structures to sub-100 nm requires the development of the physical knowledge base for understanding linear and nonlinear magnetization dynamics in nanostructures. The strategic goal of the proposed MagnonCircuits research program is to make a transformative change in the data processing paradigm from traditional electronics to magnon spintronics.


Project publications

Submitted articles
  • Realization of a nanoscale magnonic directional coupler for all-magnon circuits
    Q. Wang, M. Kewenig, M. Schneider, R. Verba, B. Heinz, M. Geilen, M. Mohseni, B. Lägel, F. Ciubotaru, C. Adelmann, C. Dubs, P. Pirro, T. Brächer, A. V. Chumak
    arXiv: 1905.12353
  • Integrated magnonic half-adder
    Q. Wang, R. Verba, T. Brächer, P. Pirro, A. V. Chumak
  • Bose-Einstein Condensation of Quasi-Particles by Rapid Cooling
    M. Schneider, T. Brächer, V. Lauer, P. Pirro, D. A. Bozhko, A. A. Serga, H. Yu. Musiienko-Shmarova, B. Heinz, Q. Wang, T. Meyer, F. Heussner, S. Keller, E. Th. Papaioannou, B. Lägel, T. Löber, V. S. Tiberkevich, A. N. Slavin, C. Dubs, B. Hillebrands, A.V. Chumak
Published book chapters
  • Magnon spintronics: Fundamentals of magnon-based computing
    A. V. Chumak
    In: Spintronics Handbook: Spin Transport and Magnetism, Second Edition, edited by E. Y. Tsymbal and
    I. Žutić (CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida), 2019 

Published articles

  • Nanoscale spin-wave wake-up receiver
    Q. Wang, T. Brächer, M. Mohseni, B. Hillebrands, V. I. Vasyuchka, A. V. Chumak, P. Pirro
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 115, 092401 (2019)
  • Spin pinning and spin-wave dispersion in nanoscopic ferromagnetic waveguides 
    Q. Wang, B. Heinz, R. Verba, M. Kewenig, P. Pirro, M. Schneider, T. Meyer, B. Lägel, C. Dubs, T. Bräche, and A. V. Chumak
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 247202 (2019)
  • The SpinTronicFactory roadmap: a European community view
    B. Dieny, L. Prejbeanu, K. Garello, P. Freitas, R. Lehndorff, W. Raberg, U. Ebels, S. Demokritov, J. Akerman, P. Pirro, C. Adelmann, A. Anane, A. Chumak, A. Hiroata, S. Mangin, M. d’Aquino, G. Prenat, G. Finocchio, L. Lopez Diaz, O. Chubykalo-Fesenko, P. Bortolotti,
    SciTech Europa (2019)
  • Magnon-Fluxon interaction in a ferromagnet/superconductor heterostructure
    O. V. Dobrovolskiy, R. Sachser, T. Brächer, T. Fischer, V. V. Kruglyak, R. V. Vovk, V. A. Shklovskij, M. Huth, B. Hillebrands, and A. V. Chumak
    Nat. Phys. 15, 477 (2019)
  • Reconfigurable nano-scale spin-wave directional coupler
    Q. Wang, P. Pirro, R. Verba, A. Slavin, B. Hillebrands, and A. V. Chumak
    Sci. Adv. 4, e1701517 (2018)
  • Magnonics: spin waves connecting charges, spins and photons
    A. V. Chumak and H. Schultheiss
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 300201 (2017)
  • Magnonic crystals for data processing
    A. V. Chumak, A. A. Serga, and B. Hillebrands
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 244001 (2017)
  • Voltage-controlled nano-scale reconfigurable magnonic crystal
    Q. Wang, A. V. Chumak, L. Jin, H. Zhang, B. Hillebrands, Z. Zhong
    Phys. Rev. B 95, 134433 (2017)
  • Experimental prototype of a spin-wave majority gate
    T. Fischer, M. Kewenig, D. A. Bozhko, A. A. Serga, I. I. Syvorotka, F. Ciubotaru, C. Adelmann, B. Hillebrands, and A. V. Chumak
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 152401 (2017)
  • Temporal evolution of auto-oscillations in a YIG/Pt microdisc driven by pulsed spin Hall effect-induced spin-transfer torque
    V. Lauer, M. Schneider, Th. Meyer, Th. Braecher, P. Pirro, B. Heinz, F. Heussner, B. Laegel, M. C. Onbasli, C. A. Ross, B. Hillebrands, A. V. Chumak
    IEEE Magn. Lett. 8, 3104304 (2017)

Selected prior publications

  • Spin-wave logic devices based on isotropic forward volume magnetostatic waves
    S. Klingler, P. Pirro, T. Brächer, B. Leven, B. Hillebrands, and A.V. Chumak
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 212406 (2015)
  • A spin-wave logic gate based on a width-modulated dynamic magnonic crystal
    A.A. Nikitin, A.B. Ustinov, A.A. Semenov, A.V. Chumak, A.A. Serga, V.I. Vasyuchka, E. Lähderanta, B.A. Kalinikos, and B. Hillebrands
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 102405 (2015)
  • Design of a spin-wave majority gate employing mode selection
    S. Klingler, P. Pirro, T. Brächer, B. Leven, B. Hillebrands, and A.V. Chumak
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 152410 (2014)
  • Magnon transistor for all-magnon data processing
    A.V. Chumak, A.A. Serga, and B. Hillebrands
    Nat. Commun. 5, 4700, (2014) 
  • The 2014 Magnetism Roadmap
    R.L. Stamps, S. Breitkreutz, J. Åkerman, A.V. Chumak, Y. Otani, G.E.W. Bauer, J.-U. Thiele, M. Bowen, S.A. Majetich, and M. Kläui
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47, 333001 (2014) (Topical Review)
  • YIG magnonics
    A.A. Serga, A.V. Chumak, and B. Hillebrands 
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43, 264002 (2010) (Topical Review) 
  • All-linear time reversal by a dynamic artificial crystal
    A.V. Chumak, V.S. Tiberkevich, A.D. Karenowska, A.A. Serga, J.F. Gregg, A.N. Slavin, and B. Hillebrands
    Nat. Commun. 1, 141 (2010)