Fukami-Kanai Laboratory, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University

Homepage of Ohno-Fukami Laboratory (~2018/03) is here.

We have open postdoctoral positions. We will particularly welcome researchers who are interested in spintronics devices for unconventional computing hardware. If you have an interest, please contact Prof. Fukami (s-fukami_at_riec.tohoku.ac.jp).


Professor Johan Åkerman, a professor of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, has been appointed to a post at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC) of Tohoku University through a Cross Appointment System, and has been named the "Professor, University Research Lead".
He is going to head up a new laboratory "Innovative Spintronic Device Laboratory" and Professor Shunsuke Fukami will support the startup of the lab.
The announcement from Tohoku University is here.

Our collaborative research with UC Santa Barbara and University of Messina entitled "Experimental evaluation of simulated quantum annealing with MTJ-augmented p-bits" by A. Grimaldi, K. Selcuk, N. A. Aadit, K. Kobayashi, Q. Cao, S. Chowdhury, G. Finocchio, S. Kanai, H. Ohno, S. Fukami and K. Y. Camsari was presented in the 68th Annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM2022) on December 6th in San Francisco.

Press release: "Researchers Develop a Scaled-up Spintronic Probabilistic Computer


Our paper "External-Field-Robust Stochastic Magnetic Tunnel Junctions Using a Free Layer with Synthetic Antiferromagnetic Coupling" by K. Kobayashi, K. Hayakawa, J. Igarashi, W. A. Borders, S. Kanai, H. Ohno and S. Fukami was published in Physical Review Applied.


An interview to Prof. Tetsuo Endoh of the CIES and Prof. Fukami was published online in an article titled "Spintronics enters the mainstream" as a part of "Focal Point on Nanotechnology in Japan" in Nature. PDF version of the printed article can be downloaded here.


Our paper "Large Exotic Spin Torques in Antiferromagnetic Iron Rhodium" by J. Gibbons, T. Dohi, V. P. Amin, F. Xue, H. Ren, J.-W. Xu, H. Arava, S. Shim, H. Saglam, Y. Liu, J. E. Pearson, N. Mason, A. K. Petford-Long, P. M. Haney, M. D. Stiles, E. E. Fullerton, A. D. Kent, S. Fukami, and A. Hoffmann was published in Physical Review Applied.