Magnetic Nanostructures and Spin Electronics (MANSE) is a four-year platform research program which follows the successful CINSE program (2001-2006).
MANSE involves materials development, device conception and evaluation, and interdisciplinary initiatives associating nanoscale magnetism with electrochemistry and cell biology.
Scientific and Technical Goals
- Understand doping- and defect-induced high-temperature ferromagnetism in dilute or undoped oxide and nitride films.
- Demonstrate the device-potential of these materials in prototype devices.
- Electrical injection and detection of spin-polarized electrons in silicon membranes.
- Investigate spin-transport in π-conjugated organic conductors.
- Determine size and time-dependence of magnetization reversal in arrays of perpendicularly-magnetized magnetic dots.
- Understand the field- and concentration-gradient forces in magnetoelectrochemistry, especially in relation to magnetic membrane tube flow.
- Develop and evaluate magnetic electrodes based on arrays of perpendicularly- magnetized elements which create vorticity on a controllable scale of 50 nm – 500 µm in the electrolyte.
- Investigate the influence of static uniform magnetic fields and field gradients on cellular growth and morphology.
- Manipulate and stimulate cells in novel ways, based on magnetic labels and magnetic fields.