Magnetism in reduced dimensions and spin transport
Akt: 01.10.2018 14:00
Wed, 10:00 - 12:00
(0.1.01 Hörsaal B)
The field of magnetic nanostructures and spin transport has continuously spawned highly valued discoveries over the past years and is still under a rapid and lively development. Fundamental research in this field is fueled by the vision of dissipationless information processing when using pure spin currents instead of elecronic charge currents like in conventional semiconductor electronics. Top-level publications from this field receive thus an enormous degree of attention.
This lecture will lead from an introduction into the basics of spin and magnetism in reduced dimensions to some of the most fascinating recent examples of actual research. It will cover the following contents:
Quantum-mechanical description of spin
Spin currents and spin injection
Pure spin currents
Magnetoresistance effects and spintronics
Magnetic domains and domain-wall motion
Topological spin structures
The topics covered match well to the research focus of several of the experimental and theoretical work groups of the department.
Original publications in scientific journals (available online from within FU)