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Reference : UMR8191-OLIBOU-010
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Thursday, March 19, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 16 months
Expected date of employment : 1 June 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2648.79 to 3768.24 €
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Spintec invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on the design of memory and logic devices based on magnetic skyrmions. Magnetic skyrmions are topological spin textures that show great promise for storing and manipulating information at the nanoscale. Logic and memory devices have recently been proposed in which skyrmions in magnetic tracks encode information and are manipulated by electrical currents. The nanoscale size of the skyrmions, their fast manipulation and topological stability allow for a unique combination of high data density, high data flow and low power consumption. Recently, Spintec has demonstrated room temperature magnetic skyrmions in ultrathin nanostructures as well as their manipulation in magnetic tracks by electric currents and gate electric fields. These results are a first step towards the practical realization of logic and memory devices based on magnetic skyrmions. Promising non-conventional logic devices based on manipulation have also been recently proposed for neuromorphic, stochastic, Brownian and reservoir computing for pattern recognition.
The objective of the post-doc will be the design of logic-in-memory devices and circuits based on the manipulation of magnetic skyrmions. The first step will be to build a physical model for skyrmion dynamics. In a second step, the development of a compact model for electrical simulations using standard electrical simulators will be carried out and then elementary logic circuits will be evaluated. Finally, in a third step, simulations of a more complex architecture will be carried out, its performance will be evaluated and compared with current CMOS technology.
The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in the field of electronic circuit design at the full circuit/circuit level and have experience in standard design tools (Cadence). Experience in unconventional computing (neuromorphic, stochastic) and spintronic devices would be an asset.
The post-doc will take place at the Spintec laboratory in Grenoble, France. It is part of an international research program funded by the US agency DARPA. The design work will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental teams working on magnetic logic, as well as micromagnetic modeling teams.
The post-doc will work in the design group of Spintec under the supervision of G. Prenat and O. Boulle
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