11.02.2015 – Thierry Valet meets with our group and German Carnival traditions during his visit at INSPIRE and SPICE Center

IMG_0084_1We had the pleasure to welcome Thierry Valet on February 11 and 12, which gave him the chance to accustom himself with German Carnival traditions. He was lucky not to wear a tie on Weiberfassnacht (Women's Carnival Day) when he had a meeting with Jairo Sinova and Matthias Kläui. Mr Valet is known for the Valet-Fert Model on giant magnetoresistance in CPP geometry and its application in spin engineering.

06.02.2015 – Bachelor Colloquium: Sebastian Müller on Spin accumulation and diffusion in magnetic Multilayers

In his talk, Sebastian Müller will discuss the effect of the spin memory loss on interfaces of ferromagnetic (F) and non-magnetic (N) materials in the stackings N|F and N|F|N. In particular he will present results on the size of spin flip and spin accumulation gaps at the interfaces. The theoretical description is based on a limit of the theory of perpendicular magneto-resistance in magnetic multilayers by Valet and Fert.”

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21.10.2014 Guest talk by Helen Gomonay

The INSPIRE Group has the pleasure to welcome Prof. Helen Gomonay from the National Technical University of Ukraine. She has done eminent research on AFM spintronics and will give an introductory lecture entitled "Spintronics with antiferromagnets: spinning of spin".

28.08.2014 Tunable spin-charge converter made of gallium-arsenide realized

International group of scientists led by Prof. Dr. Jairo Sinova from Mainz University open up new approach in searching and engineering spintronic materials

Publication in Nature Materials

Tunable spin Hall angle device based on GaAs through field induced intervalley repopulation. Ill./©: Jairo Sinova 

Spin-charge converters are important devices in spintronics, an electronic which is not only based on the charge of electrons but also on their spin and the spin-related magnetism. Spin-charge converters enable the transformation of electric into magnetic signals and vice versa. Recently, the research group of Professor Jairo Sinova from the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in collaboration with researchers from the UK, the Czech Republic, and Japan has for the first time realized a new efficient spin-charge converter based on the common semiconductor material gallium-arsenide (GaAs).

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27.05.2014 – Sinova becomes a Gutenberg Research Fellow


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz established the Gutenberg Research College in 2007 to highlight the university's academic strengths and to promote promising new research fields. Its main instrument is the granting of fellowships to excellent researchers from all disciplines. This year, the GRC welcomed four new fellows, with Jairo Sinova among them.

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03.03.2014 Relativity shakes a magnet

Our research group from Mainz University has predicted and discovered a new principle for magnetic recording / Publication in Nature Nanotechnology


Electrically shaken GaMnAs magnet. Ill./©: Jairo Sinova

Our research group of at the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), in collaboration with researchers from Prague, Cambridge, and Nottingham, have predicted and discovered a new physical phenomenon that allows to manipulate the state of a magnet by electric signals. Continue reading "03.03.2014 Relativity shakes a magnet"