Spin kinetics in superconductors and topological superfluids

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140 000,00

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Research costs of Academy Research Fellow, AoF (Academy of Finland)

Project timetable

Project start date: 01/09/2019

Project end date: 31/08/2021


Spintronics makes use of electron spin to store and process the information. The Noble Prize winning giant magnetoresistance effect offers many possibilities for industry applications. The second generation of spintronics devices employs a controllable spin manipulation by an external magnetic field. In superconductors the slow motion of spin carriers is supposed to result in an enhanced spin precession which can make the spin manipulation much more efficient than in the normal metals. This and other possible advantages of superconducting spintronics stimulate experimental and theoretical work in this field. The purpose of this Project is to develop a theory of spin kinetics in superconductors to lay a solid theoretical basis under the rapidly developing technology of superconducting spintronics. Moreover the Project is aimed to study the kinetics of localized spin states in topological superfluids in order to find the ways to experimental detection of Majorana fermions.

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