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EPSRC-JSPS Oxide Superspin Network Launched

EPSRC-JSPS International Network to explore unconventional superconductivity at oxide superconductor interfaces with spin-polarised materials.

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Superconducting Spintronics

A programme to lead the world in understanding the coupling of magnetism and superconductivity to enable radical methods of spin/charge coupling and to enable future low energy computing technologies.

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Oxide Interfaces

The aim of this project is to resolve the long-standing debate of where the magnetism in LAO/STO and LMO/SMO originates by mapping the spatial extent of the magnetism around the interface with a nanometer-scale resolution using diamond nano-MRI. Furthermore, we aim to demonstrate that diamond-based Nano-MRI is versatile tool for probing spin physics at interfaces.

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Recent Publications


Large spin-mixing conductance in highly Bi-doped Cu thin films

S Ruiz-Gómez,y A Serrano, R Guerrero, M Muñoz, C González-Ruano, I Lucas, M Foerster, L Aballe, J F Marco, M Amado, L McKenzie-Sell, A Di Bernardo, JWA Robinson, MÁ González Barrio, A Mascaraque, L Pérez

APL Materials 6, 101107 (2018)

Synthetic antiferromagnetic coupling between ultra-thin insulating garnets

JM Gomez-Perez, S Vélez, L McKenzie-Sell, M Amado, J Herrero-Martín, J López-López, S Blanco-Canosa, LE Hueso, A Chuvilin, JWA Robinson, F Casanova

Physical Review Applied 10, 044046 (2018)


Enhanced spin pumping into superconductors provides evidence for superconducting pure spin currents

Kun-Rok Jeon, Chiara Ciccarelli, Andrew Ferguson, Hide Kurebayashi, Lesley Cohen, Xavier Montiel, Matthias Eschrig, Jason Robinson, Mark Blamire

Nature Materials 17, 499–503 (2018)

Radio-frequency capacitive gate-based sensing

I Ahmed, J Haigh, S Schaal, S Barraud, Y Zhu, C-M Lee, M Amado, JWA Robinson, A Rossi, J Morton, MF Gonzalez-Zalba

Physical Review Applied 10, 014018 (2018)


p-wave superconductivity in single layer graphene on an electron-doped oxide superconductor

A Di Bernardo, O Millo, M Barbone, H Alpern, Y Kalcheim, U Sassi, AK Ott, D De Fazio, D Yoon, M Amado, AC Ferrari, J Linder, JWA Robinson*

Nature Communications 8, 14024 (2017)

Magnetization-control and transfer of spin-polarized Cooper pairs into a half-metal manganite

A Srivastava, LAB Olde Olthof, A Di Bernardo, S Komori, M Amado, C Palomares-Garcia, M Alidoust, K Halterman, MG Blamire, JWA Robinson*

Physical Review Applied 8, 044008 (2017)

Structural properties of thin-film ferromagnetic topological insulators

CL Richardson, JM Devine-Stoneman, G Divitini, ME Vickers, C-Z. Chang, M Amado, JS Moodera, JWA Robinson*

Nature Scientific Reports 7, 12061 (2017)

Magnetic coupling at ferromagnetic rare earth / transition-metal interfaces: A comprehensive study

TDC Higgs, S Bonetti, H Ohldag, N Banerjee, XL Wang, A Rosenberg, Z Cai, JH Zhao, KA Moler, JWA Robinson*

Nature Scientific Reports 6, 30092 (2016)


Signature of magnetic-dependent gapless odd frequency states at superconductor / ferromagnet interfaces

A Di Bernardo, S Diesch, Y Gu, J Linder, G Divitini, C Ducati, E Scheer, MG Blamire, JWA Robinson*

Nature Communications 6, 8053 (2015)

Intrinsic Paramagnetic Meissner Effect due to s-wave Odd Frequency Superconductivity

A Di Bernardo, Z Salman, XL Wang, M Amado, M Egilmez, MG Flokstra, A Suter, SL Lee, JH Zhao, T Prokscha, E Morenzoni, MG Blamire, J Linder, JWA Robinson*

Physical Review X 5, 041021 (2015)

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Some superconductors can also carry currents of ‘spin’

Apr 27, 2018

We have shown that certain superconductors – materials that carry electrical current with zero resistance at very low temperatures – can also carry currents of ‘spin’. The successful combination of superconductivity and spin could lead to a revolution in high-performance computing, by dramatically reducing energy consumption.

Superconductivity offers tantalising changes from electricity to transport

Jan 10, 2018

Group's work on superconducting graphene on an oxide high temperature superconductor noted in the Financial Times

The Electron Manifesto

Oct 28, 2017

Focused article - Electron Manifesto - on group's work on superconducting spintronics in Research Horizons, the University of Cambridge’s research magazine.

The Electron Manifesto: transforming high performance computing with 'spintronics'

Aug 18, 2017

Electron ‘spin’ could hold the key to managing the world’s growing data demands without consuming huge amounts of energy. Now, researchers have shown that energy-efficient superconductors can power devices designed to achieve this. What once seemed an impossible marriage of superconductivity and spin may be about to transform high performance computing.

EPSRC-JSPS Core-to-Core

Apr 09, 2017

Awarded 5-year EPSRC-JSPS Core-to-Core Grant on "International network to explore novel superconductivity at advanced oxide superconductor/magnet interfaces and in nanodevices"

Graphene’s sleeping superconductivity awakens

Jan 25, 2017

Researchers have found a way to trigger the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene to act as a superconductor.

Wonderkoolstof grafeen blijkt ook supergeleider

Jan 25, 2017

de volkskrant discusses group's work on p-wave triggered superconductivity in single layer graphene

The Oxford Handbook of Small Superconductors

Jan 23, 2017

"The Oxford Handbook of Small Superconductors", Oxford University Press, is published (19 January)

Flash Physics: p-wave superconductivity in graphene

Jan 20, 2017

Physics World highlights group's work on p-wave superconductivity in graphene

Cambridge Uni spins up green and beefy super-computer project

Apr 18, 2016

Electron spin meets and marries superconductivity

Cambridge to research future computing tech that could “ignite a technology field”

Apr 15, 2016

A Cambridge-led project aiming to develop a new architecture for future computing based on superconducting spintronics - technology designed to increase the energy-efficiency of high-performance computers and data storage - has been announced.

Spintronics: making computers faster

Oct 12, 2015

Smaller, faster, cheaper - that was the trend in computing for the past 50 years. As microprocessor technology is hitting the limits of what’s physically possible, some researchers are exploring whether a new technology, ‘spintronics’, may be the way forward.

Nature North & West Europe

Jun 18, 2015

Strong spending and recruitment keep countries in this region near the top of the world's output in the Index, and scientists from universities collaborate more with their neighbours.

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