Center for Quantum Spintronics (QuSpin)

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In September 2017 QuSpin received status as a Center of Excellence, funded by the Research Council of Norway and NTNU. The Research Council awarded ten research groups across all fields of science and humanities status as Centres of Excellence (SFF centres). The ten new centres will receive a total of NOK 1.5 billion over a ten-year period to carry out world-class research.

The principal goal of the center is to describe, characterize and develop recently identified quantum approaches to  control electric signals in advanced nanoelectronics, conceptually different from those existing today. Our vision is to trigger a revolution in low-power information and communication technologies in an energy-efficient society.


We are continuously looking for outstanding PhD and postdoc/researcher candidates to join us at QuSpin. We hire all year around. Skilled and motivated candidates are encouraged to contact us.


September 14th, 2018

Arne Brataas, Alireza Qaiumzadeh,  Mathias Kläui and Rembert Duine from QuSpin with research article in Nature

QuSpin researchers have published a new paper in Nature. The work has been done together with researchers in Norway, Germany and the Netherlands. Tunable long-distance spin transport in a crystalline antiferromagnetic iron oxide

Excellence in practice
According to the Research Council of Norway, the quality of the scientific output from the Norwegian Centres for Excellence is expected to be on the level of "excellent international research". 

The recent publication in Nature illustrates that the Center for Quantum Spintronics is already very well on its way.

Spins travel far in an antiferromagnet
The researchers at the Center for Quantum Spintronics research the electron spin and how it can affect properties in new materials. The work conducted at the center can lay the foundation for next generation communication technology.

In the new paper, the physicists show how they have managed to send and control a spin current across longer distances than ever before – in a material that was previously considered unsuitable for the task.

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September 7th, 2018

QuSpin would like to congratulate our PhD candidate Eirik Løhaugen Fjærbu with having submitted his thesis, and completed his PhD defense. The title of the thesis is Quantum Phenomena at Magnetic Insulator-Normal Metal Interfaces. We wish him good luck in his new position as a researcher at the Norwegiand Defence Research Establishment (FFI).

Upcoming events


Quantum Spintronics 2018                                                                                                             International Workshop in Trondheim, October 4th and 5th 2018        

We have invited twenty speakers to our annual workshop. All leading researchers within their field. All are welcome to join! Download program. Participation is open for registration. Registration is now closed.


Workshop June 19th 2018  _ Visit from CSRC (Beijing Computational Research Center) to NTNU

CSRC is visiting the SFFs QuSpin and Porelab. A workshop will be held from 0900-1700 at the Elektro Building , Auditorium EL-3. All are welcome to join! Download program here.