Breakthrough collaborative research published in Nature Materials

Aug. 3, 2018 - Associate Professor Andre Mkhoyan and former CEMS postdoctoral fellow Dr. Danielle Reifsnyder Hickey are part of a collaborative team that recently developed a new fabrication method of a quantum materials by an industry compatible process for next generation memory and computation. A team led by Prof. Jian-Ping Wang, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Robert Hartmann Chair in electrical engineering and a graduate faculty member in CEMS, was able to grow highly efficient charge-to-spin generator material bismuth selenide, also known as topological insulator, on a wafer scale via the magnetron sputtering technique for the large-scale production. The work titled, “Room-temperature high spin–orbit torque due to quantum confinement in sputtered BixSe(1–x) films” was published in the journal of Nature Materials. The team also includes researchers from Prof. Tony Low's group from ECE department at the University of Minnesota and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. In that same journal issue, Dr. Chi-Feng Pai of National Taiwan University provides commentary on this research:

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