The MagnOxy MSCA-funded project starts this month

  • Energy storage

The digitalization of the world and the rise of the Big-Data era continuously push towards improved computing capabilities able to sustain new and complex functionalities. Traditional computer architectures based on the Von Neumann model present limitations when dealing with rapidly growing technologies such artificial intelligence, since low access speed between the separated memory and CPU inevitably leads to low processing capabilities and high energy consumptions. A possible solution to overcome these limitations is the development of non-volatile memories (NVMs) as element with both storage and logic capabilities, enabling the computation of tasks directly on the memory unit.

MagnOxy is a MSCA-funded Horizon Europe project that stands for “Magneto-ionic devices based on oxygen-ion solid state intercalation“. MagnOxy aims at developing a novel solid state battery-like NVM based on the control of magnetic properties of functional oxide thin films through a fast (de)intercalation of oxygen ions.

The project has a total budget of 180k€ and will run for 2 years, starting in January 2024. The project will be conducted by Francesco Chiabrera from the Nanoionics and Fuel Cells group at IREC, under the supervision of Prof. ICREA Albert Tarancón.

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