Leuven | More than two weeks ago
What happens if we press it?
In this master thesis, the student will make use of the nano-indenter to experimentally study the effect of strain in MRAM devices (see Figure 1). He will evaluate the impact indenting devices has on switching, breakdown and the magnetic properties for in-house-built state-of-the-art devices. In order to quantify the indentation, the student will do some modeling work with e.g. comsol multiphysics. This project allows the student to not only learn the physics behind STT-MRAM, but also to evaluate with experiments/modeling what happens if we press it. The student will be closely guided by a team of MRAM experts. The outcome of this project can lead to further development and engineering of stress/strain in spintronics.
Type of project: Thesis
Required degree: Master of Engineering Technology, Master of Engineering Science
Required background: Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Physics
Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Simon Van Beek (Simon.VanBeek@imec.be)