We develop novel nanodevices specifically designed to gain insight into the physical properties of materials at the nanoscale. We combine state of the art lithographic and chemical methods with magnetic and electrical transport characterisation from room temperature down 0.01 K. Our primary work is fundamental in nature, but we explore methods, device functionalities and measurement techniques that may find applications in industry.

Currently, our main focus is on the electron spin but we have also strong expertise in superconductivity and quantum manipulation. The research topics include:

  • spin transport in metals, and semiconductors,
  • high-frequency dynamics in magnetic structures,
  • graphene and topological insulator nanoelectronics
  • novel methods for spin current generation
  • Thermoelectric effects (spin caloritronics)

Browse in the list to find examples of our most recent results.
For a Review of some of the topics, see Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 23, 2413 (2009) or our recent book “Spin Current” (Oxford University Press, 2012)