SPINOGRAPH is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network on "Spintronics in Graphene", bringing together 7 academic and 2 industrial partners to train 15 young researchers doing  top class research projects.
Spintronics stands for electronics based on the electron spin degree of freedom. The huge success of spintronics in metals,  which started  from the pioneering discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR), has revolutionized the magnetoelectronics industry. Exploration of spin effects in other types of materials is leading to an array of fascinating physical phenomena and holds the promise of future breakthroughs. The discovery of graphene, the first truly two dimensional crystal,  together with  the remarkable progress in the fabrication of graphene devices, have naturally led to the exploration of hybrid graphene/ferromagnetic  devices  to explore spintronics in graphene.


November 30 2016: José Luis Lado, SPINOGRAPH fellow,   receives   from the Award of the Solid State Physics Group of the Spanish Royal Society of Physics to the best  PhD thesis in condensed matter physics  for thesis presented in Spain during the academic year 2015-16. Congrats !!.   

July 22 2016: José Luis Lado, SPINOGRAPH fellow,  obtains the PhD degree in University of Santiago de Compostela. Congrats Dr Lado !

July 18 2016:  Paper on  " A kilobyte rewritable atomic memory", by SPINOGRAPH fellow José Luis Lado and coworkers,  published online  Nature Nanotechnology

April 30 2016:  Our deepest condolences on the passing of Sir Harold Walter Kroto, Nobel Lauraeate in Chemistry and associate member of SPINOGRAPH 

February 2016:  3rd SPINOGRAPH workshop "New trends in 2D Materials", held at the facilities of  IMDEA Nanoscience, in Madrid.  

February 2016: Paper on Negative local resistance caused by viscous electron backflow in graphene,   by SPINOGRAPH fellow D. Bandurin and coworkers, published in Science 

December 2015:  Paper on  Majorana zero modes in graphene,  first joint publication between SPINOGRAPH partners (IMDEA, CSIC, INL),  is published in Physical Review X and featured in Physics.

July 2015:  Second SPINOGRAPH workshop and 3nd School take place in San Sebastian

June 2015:  Midterm review takes place in Brussels.  

September 2014-April 2015:  SPINOGRAPH hires three  more fellows, filling the 15 positions:  Christian Leutenantsmayer (Groningen),   Mehrdad Shaygan (AMO)  and Regina Galceran (CNRS)

December 2014:  First SPINOGRAPH workshop and 2nd School, takes place in Aachen

August 2014:  SPINOGRAPH fellows take training in communication skills, imparted by ARTESC and GEOSET, in Groningen 

March-August 2014.  Eight more researchers Denis Bandurin (Manchester), Mario Ribeiro and Wenjing Yan (Nanogune), Luis González and  Francesca Finocchiaro (CSIC),  Josep Ingla (Groningen), and  Sowmya Spandana Somanchi and Julian Peiro (Aachen)   have joined SPINOGRAPH. 

July 10 2014. The first SPINOGRAPH publication is now out in Physical Review Letters.  

March 25-28 2014. The first Spinograph School, with 12 lecturers and 23 students, including 11 from SPINOGRAPH, took place at INL.

March 24th 2014. Spinograph partners gathered at INL (Braga, Portugal),  for Kick-Off meeting.

January 1st 2014. Three more researchers, Noel GarcíaJosé Luis Sambricio and Cristian Alvino, have joined SPINOGRAPH at INL, Manchester and Graphenea, respectively.  

October 1st 2013. The first SPINOGRAPH researcher, Jose Luis Lado, started to develop his research project Modeling spin transport and control in devices of graphene and other 2D crystals at INL.


  • 3rd Spinograph Workshop  "New Trends in 2D Materials" will take place in IMDEA Nanociencia,  Madrid, next February 22-26 (2016)  

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