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).

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2023/01/01
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.
2022/12/07

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

2022/11/29

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.

2022/10/05

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.

2022/08/29

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.