Publication by Françoise Hippert

The article entitled "Spin-Orbit Readout Using Thin Films of Topological Insulator Sb2Te3 Deposited by Industrial Magnetron Sputtering" has been published in Advanced Functional Materials.
Here you will find the article by Françoise Hippert:
"Driving a spin-logic circuit requires the production of a large output signal by spin-charge interconversion in spin-orbit readout devices. This should be possible by using topological insulators, which are known for their high spin-charge interconversion efficiency. However, high-quality topological insulators have so far only been obtained on a small scale, or with large scale deposition techniques that are not compatible with conventional industrial deposition processes. The nanopatterning and electrical spin injection into these materials have also proven difficult due to their fragile structure and low spin conductance. The fabrication of a spin-orbit readout device from the topological insulator Sb2Te3 deposited by large-scale industrial magnetron sputtering on SiO2 is presented. Despite a modification of the Sb2Te3 layer structural properties during the device nanofabrication, a sizeable output voltage is measured that can be unambiguously ascribed to a spin-charge interconversion process. The results pave the way for the integration of layered van der Waals materials in spin-logic devices."