Magnétisme, spintronique, matière condensée
My research concerns theoretical condensed matter physics and in particular quantum transport in heterostructures. I develop theoretical models to explore novel ways to control magnetic order parameters and spin degree of freedom by electrical, thermal and optical means. The rational behind this approach is to address fundamental problems of condensed matter (the nature of spin-orbit coupled transport in ultrathin magnetic heterostructures, the orbital physics behind Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction etc.), and propose innovative mechanisms that can be exploited in disruptive spintronic devices.
Spintronics aims at marrying the science of spin, the fundamental rotational degree of freedom of the electron, with microelectronics technology. Whereas most of the commercial microelectronics available is based on the charge of the carrier (electron or hole), the objective of spintronics is to rely on the spin of the carrier to generate low-energy consumption functional devices.
This requires a profound understanding of condensed matter physics phenomena such as spin relaxation, decoherence and dynamics in complex magnetic structures. Our group focuses on a number of topics related to spin transport in hybrid devices, including spin transfer torque, spin-orbit coupled transport and torques, topological materials and ultrafast magnetization dynamics.
In order to explore new materials and discover novel physical phenomena, we use a variety of theoretical and computational tools, ranging from phenomenological approaches to realistic modeling, such as:
- Linear response theory, quantum kinetics and Kubo formula on model systems
- Non-equilibrium Green’s function methods implemented on real-space Hamiltonians (KWANT)
Antiferromagnetic materials could represent the future of spintronic applications thanks to the numerous interesting features they combine: they are robust against perturbation due to magnetic fields, produce no stray fields, display ultrafast THz dynamics, and are capable of generating large magneto-transport effects. Our research aims at understanding spin transport and magnetization dynamics in various classes of materials presenting antiferromagnetic order and explore their ability for electric manipulation and data storage.
For more information:
Antiferromagnetic spintronics, V. Baltz, A. Manchon, M. Tsoi, T. Moriyama, T. Ono, and Y. Tserkovnyak, Rev. Mod. Phys. 90, 015005 (2018).
The multiple directions of antiferromagnetic spintronics, T. Jungwirth, J. Sinova, A. Manchon, X. Marti, J. Wunderlich, and C. Felser, Nat. Phys. 14, 200 (2018).
Spin-orbit physics in topological materials
Topological materials are a revolutionary class of systems displaying fascinating properties such as topologically protected, spin-momentum locked surface states combined with insulating bulk, or even Weyl-type energy dispersion. As such, they do not only offer room temperature, lab-accessible test bench for the realization of particle physics ideas, but they also present outstanding opportunities for spintronics applications. Our goal is to scrutinize these various systems to exploit their spin-orbitronics capabilities and uncover novel exciting phenomena. And if, during this charming trip, we encounter effective black holes and strange quasiparticles, it’s even more fun!
Magnetic topologies and textures
Chiral objects are ubiquitous in science and pose fundamental challenges, such as the importance of chiral molecules in commercial drugs or the dominance of matter over antimatter in the universe. Magnetic materials lacking inversion symmetry, called chiral magnets, constitute a unique platform for the exploration and control of chiral objects. Our objective here is to understand magnetization dynamics in chiral magnets and propose routes for improving these properties, always keeping in mind experimental realization and potential technological interest.
Spin-orbitronics in transition metals
Spin-orbit coupling is central to magnetism and spintronics, where it drives magnetic anisotropy, spin relaxation, magnetic damping, anisotropic magnetoresistance and anomalous Hall effect. Quite surprisingly, in spite of its already long history, this fundamental interaction has been pivotal to several revolutions in the past ten years. As a matter of fact, all the effects mentioned above exist in systems where inversion symmetry is preserved. But when inversion symmetry is broken, such as in certain classes of magnetic crystals or at interfaces, spin-orbit coupling triggers a number of fascinating phenomena such as antisymmetric magnetic exchange giving rise to topologically non-trivial magnetic textures, spin-momentum locking, spin-orbit torques, chiral magnetic damping etc. This broad area of research is called spin-orbitronics.
For more information:
Current-induced spin-orbit torques in ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic systems, A. Manchon, J. Zelezny, I. M. Miron, T. Jungwirth, J. Sinova, K. Garello, and P. Gamberdella, Review of Modern Physics 91, 035004 (2019).
New perspectives for Rashba spin-orbit coupling, A. Manchon, H.C. Koo, J. Nitta, S.M. Frolov, R.A. Duine, Nature Materials 14, 871–882 (2015).
2007 PhD in Physics, University Joseph Fourier & CEA/DSM/INAC/SPINTEC laboratory, Grenoble, France
2004 Master of Science “Lasers and Matter” Summa Cum Laude, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau & University Paris XI, Orsay, France
2004 Master of Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
2019-Now Professor of Physics, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille (CINaM), Aix-Marseille University, France
2015-2019 Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, affiliated with Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
2009-2015 Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
2007-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Arizona-Tucson, USA
2004-2007 Research Fellow, CEA/DSM/INAC/SPINTEC laboratory, Grenoble, France
2003-2004 Research Assistant, ONERA, Palaiseau, France
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
2022 IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, awarded by IEEE Magnetics Society
2020 Wohlfarth Lecturer, awarded by IOP Magnetism group and IEEE UK Magnetic Chapter.
2017 Selected by the Editorial Board of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter as an Emerging Leader
Gustav Bihlmayer, Paul Noël, Denis Vyalikh, Evgueni Chulkov, Aurélien Manchon
Nature Reviews Physics 4:642-659 (2022)10.1038/s42254-022-00490-y
V Bonbien, Fengjun Zhuo, A Salimath, O Ly, A Abbout, A Manchon
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 55:103002 (2022)10.1088/1361-6463/ac28fa
Srikrishna Ghosh, Aurelien Manchon, Jakub Železný
Physical Review Letters 128:097702 (2022)10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.097702
Virgile Guemard, Aurelien Manchon
Physical Review B 105:054433 (2022)10.1103/PhysRevB.105.054433
Current-Induced Magnetization Switching Across a Nearly Room-Temperature Compensation Point in an Insulating Compensated Ferrimagnet
Yan Li, Dongxing Zheng, Chen Liu, Chenhui Zhang, Bin Fang, Aitian Chen, Yinchang Ma, Aurelien Manchon, Xixiang Zhang
ACS Nano 16:8181-8189 (2022)10.1021/acsnano.2c01788
Yan Li, Dongxing Zheng, Bin Fang, Chen Liu, Chenhui Zhang, Aitian Chen, Yinchang Ma, Ka Shen, Haoliang Liu, Aurelien Manchon, Xixiang Zhang
Advanced Materials 34:2200019 (2022)10.1002/adma.202200019
Liang Liu, Chenghang Zhou, Tieyang Zhao, Bingqing Yao, Jing Zhou, Xinyu Shu, Shaohai Chen, Shu Shi, Shibo Xi, Da Lan, Weinan Lin, Qidong Xie, Lizhu Ren, Zhaoyang Luo, Chao Sun, Ping Yang, Er-Jia Guo, Zhili Dong, Aurelien Manchon, Jingsheng Chen
Nature Communications 13:3539 (2022)10.1038/s41467-022-31167-w
Ousmane Ly, Aurelien Manchon
Physical Review B 105:L180415 (2022)10.1103/PhysRevB.105.L180415
Armando Pezo, Diego García Ovalle, Aurélien Manchon
Physical Review B 106:104414 (2022)10.1103/PhysRevB.106.104414
Qidong Xie, Weinan Lin, Jinghua Liang, Hengan Zhou, Moaz Waqar, Ming Lin, Siew Lang Teo, Hao Chen, Xiufang Lu, Xinyu Shu, Liang Liu, Shaohai Chen, Chenghang Zhou, Jianwei Chai, Ping Yang, Kian Ping Loh, John Wang, Wanjun Jiang, Aurelien Manchon, Hongxin Yang, Jingsheng Chen
Advanced Materials 34:2109449 (2022)10.1002/adma.202109449
High-efficiency magnon-mediated magnetization switching in all-oxide heterostructures with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy
Dongxing Zheng, Jin Lan, Bin Fang, Yan D Li, Chen Liu, J. Omar Ledesma-Martin, Yan Wen, Peng Li, Chenhui Zhang, Yinchang Ma, Ziqiang Qiu, Kai Liu, Aurelien Manchon, Xixiang Zhang
Advanced Materials 34:2203038 (2022)10.1002/adma.202203038
Fengjun Zhuo, Hang Li, Zhenxiang Cheng, Aurélien Manchon
Nanomaterials 12:1159 (2022)10.3390/nano12071159
Topological thermal Hall effect and magnonic edge states in kagome ferromagnets with bond anisotropy
Fengjun Zhuo, Hang Li, Aurelien Manchon
New Journal of Physics 24:023033 (2022)10.1088/1367-2630/ac51a8
Regina Galceran, Bo Tian, Junzhu Li, Frédéric Bonell, Matthieu Jamet, Céline Vergnaud, Alain Marty, Juan Sierra, Marius Costache, Jose García, Stephan Roche, Sergio Valenzuela, Aurélien Manchon, Xixiang Zhang, Udo Schwingenschlögl
APL Materials 9:100901 (2021)10.1063/5.0054865
Competition between Chiral Energy and Chiral Damping in the Asymmetric Expansion of Magnetic Bubbles
Arnab Ganguly, Senfu Zhang, Ioan Mihai Miron, Jürgen Kosel, Xixiang Zhang, Aurelien Manchon, Nirpendra Singh, Dalaver Anjum, Gobind Das
ACS Applied Electronic Materials 3:4734-4742 (2021)10.1021/acsaelm.1c00592
V. M. L. D. P. Goli, Aurélien Manchon
Physical Review B 103:104425 (2021)10.1103/PhysRevB.103.104425
Xiawei Hao, Fengjun Zhuo, Aurélien Manchon, Xiaolin Wang, Hang Li, Zhenxiang Cheng
Applied Physics Reviews 8:021402 (2021)10.1063/5.0035622
Yan Li, Yang Li, Peng Li, Bin Fang, Xu Yang, Yan Wen, Dong-Xing Zheng, Chen-Hui Zhang, Xin He, Aurelien Manchon, Zhao-Hua Cheng, Xi-Xiang Zhang
Nature Communications 12:540 (2021)10.1038/s41467-020-20840-7
Youngmin Lim, Behrouz Khodadadi, Jie-Fang Li, Dwight Viehland, Aurelien Manchon, Satoru Emori
Physical Review B (2021)10.1103/PhysRevB.103.024443
Liang Liu, Chenghang Zhou, Xinyu Shu, Changjian Li, Tieyang Zhao, Weinan Lin, Jinyu Deng, Qidong Xie, Shaohai Chen, Jing Zhou, Rui Guo, Han Wang, Jihang Yu, Shu Shi, Ping Yang, Stephen Pennycook, Aurelien Manchon, Jingsheng Chen
Nature Nanotechnology (2021)10.1038/s41565-020-00826-8
Tiangxiang Nan, Daniel Ralph, Evgeny Tsymbal, Aurélien Manchon
APL Materials 9 (2021)10.1063/5.0076924
Janus monolayers of magnetic transition metal dichalcogenides as an all-in-one platform for spin-orbit torque
Idris Smaili, Slimane Laref, Jose H Garcia, Udo Schwingenschlögl, Stephan Roche, Aurélien Manchon
Physical Review B 104:104415 (2021)10.1103/PhysRevB.104.104415
Chiral Helimagnetism and One‐Dimensional Magnetic Solitons in a Cr‐Intercalated Transition Metal Dichalcogenide
Chenhui Zhang, Junwei Zhang, Chen Liu, Senfu Zhang, Ye Yuan, Peng Li, Yan Wen, Ze Jiang, Bojian Zhou, Yongjiu Lei, Dongxing Zheng, Chengkun Song, Zhipeng Hou, Wenbo Mi, Udo Schwingenschlögl, Aurélien Manchon, Zi Qiang Qiu, Husam Alshareef, Yong Peng, Xi‐xiang Zhang
Advanced Materials 33:2101131 (2021)10.1002/adma.202101131
Fengjun Zhuo, Hang Li, Aurélien Manchon
Physical Review B 104 (2021)10.1103/PhysRevB.104.144422
Rehab Albaridy, Aurelien Manchon, Udo Schwingenschlögl
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 32:355702 (2020)10.1088/1361-648x/ab8986
Feliciano Giustino, Manuel Bibes, Jin Hong Lee, Felix Trier, Roser Valentí, Stephen Winter, Young-Woo Son, Louis Taillefer, Christoph Heil, Adriana Figueroa, Bernard Placais, Quansheng Wu, Oleg Yazyev, Erik Bakkers, Jesper Nygård, Pol Forn-Díaz, Silvano de Franceschi, Luis Foa Torres, James Mciver, Anshuman Kumar, Tony Low, Regina Galceran, Sergio Valenzuela, Marius Vasile Costache, Aurelien Manchon, Eun-Ah Kim, Gabriel Ravanhani Schleder, Adalberto Fazzio, Stephan Roche
Journal of Physics: Materials 3:042006 (2020)10.1088/2515-7639/abb74e
Aurelien Manchon, Jakub Železný
Physics 13 (2020)10.1103/physics.13.112
Guilhem Manchon, Sumit Ghosh, Cyrille Barreteau, Aurélien Manchon
Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (1998-2015) 101:174423 (2020)10.1103/PhysRevB.101.174423
A Salimath, Fengjun Zhuo, R Tomasello, G Finocchio, A Manchon
Physical Review B 101 (2020)10.1103/physrevb.101.024429
Qiang Zhang, Dongxing Zheng, Yan Wen, Yuelei Zhao, Wenbo Mi, Aurelien Manchon, Olivier Boulle, Xixiang Zhang
Physical Review B (2020)10.1103/PhysRevB.00.004400