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Aurelien C. Manchon

Associate Professor
Department of Material Science and Engineering
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Saudi Arabia

Biography

Prof. AURELIEN C. MANCHON Specialises in manipulation of magnetization using a spin-polarized current, known as the spin torque effect. He is working as Associate Professor in Department of Material Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Research Interest

"Professor Manchon's interests include the interaction between spin-dependent electronic transport and magnetization in heterogeneous magnetic systems. He developed his research studying the manipulation of magnetization using a spin-polarized current, known as the spin torque effect. This field of investigation is of great importance for technological applications, such as Magnetic Random Access Memories and data storage. He recently demonstrated that a spin torque effect exists in a single ferromagnetic layer, in the presence of spin-orbit coupling. The description of the magnetization dynamics at high temperature and large excitation regimes, as well as the conversion processes between spin and charge currents, have recently attracted his attention. Finally, Manchon works on the recently discovered magnetoresistive effects in organic materials, which may provide promising results for sensor applications."

Publications

  • Oh SC, Park SY, Manchon A, Chshiev M, Han JH, Lee HW, Lee JE, Nam KT, Jo Y, Kong YC, Dieny B. Bias-voltage dependence of perpendicular spin-transfer torque in asymmetric MgO-based magnetic tunnel junctions. Nature Physics. 2009 Dec 1;5(12):898.

  • Manchon A, Zhang S. Theory of nonequilibrium intrinsic spin torque in a single nanomagnet. Physical Review B. 2008 Dec 10;78(21):212405.

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