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"

15.10.2013 – Jairo Sinova receives the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in Theoretical Physics


Jairo Sinova has been honored by the AvH Professorship award. This will see him relocate to Johannes Gutenberg Universität in Mainz, Germany as of January 2014. This new wonderful opportunity has been made possible by many friends at Mainz, particularly Prof. Mathias Kläui, and all over the world.  A principal task that he will undertake is to establish a new kind of interdisciplinary center that focuses on bringing together new fields and disciplines researching spin-phenomena that are ready for a new level of interaction. The various press releases are here and here.
For information regarding the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship see here.

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