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Transport of information in magnetic nanostructures for logic applications.|
Currently, the limit of Moore’s scaling law in the micro-electronics world, is about to be reached. Research is focusing more and more intensive on valid alternatives for the current CMOS technology. To be competitive with CMOS, those new devices need to perform at high velocity, low energy dissipation and are preferably cheap and scalable. In this thesis work, ferromagnetic logic and memory devices are considered as a possible candidate. More specifically, domain walls and solitons will be studied as an information carrier. We will make magnetic nanowires and chains of nanodots with the help of electron beam and optical lithography. The propagation velocity as well as possible losses of information transport in these nanostructures will be studied. Eventually, we will, by generating an understanding of information transport in ferromagnetic nanostructures, evaluate the limits of magnetic logic and memory devices.
Faculty of Engineering
Doctoral Programme in Engineering
Duration of the project:
01.10.2005 - 31.12.2009