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Walther-Meißner-Institut (WMI), Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Chair for Technical Physics (E23), Technische Universität München

Seminar on
Topical Issues in Magneto- and Spin Electronics
SS 2015


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Wednesday, 11:30 - 13:00 h

Seminar Room 143
Walther-Meißner-Str. 8
Research Campus Garching

Date Speaker Title
Matthias Althammer
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BAdW) and Technische Universität München (TUM)
Preliminary discussion and assignment of topics
Georg Braunbeck
Walter Schottky Institut,Technische Universität München (TUM)
Host: Hans Huebl
Shaped Pulses for Broadband Electrically Detected Magnetic Resonance
no talk : Fachschaftsvollversammlung
Michael Harder
University of Manitoba
Spin Pumping in Electrodynamically Coupled Magnon-Photon Systems
Matthias Althammer
Technische Universität München and
Crash Course into spin Hall magnetoresistance
Anton Faustmann
Technische Universität München
Introduction to antiferromagnetic based Spintronics
Peter Jörg
Technische Universität München
Free-Space Optical Interferometer for Characterizing Nanomechanical Beams
Tobias Wimmer
Technische Universität München
Spin-dynamics in antiferromagnets
Sarah Gelder
Technische Universität München
Garnet Based Thin Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition
Johannes Küchle
Technische Universität München
A Broadband Ferromagnetic Resonance Spectrometer for Magnetic Film Characterization
Johannes Melcher
Technische Universität München
Spin-dynamics in ferrimagnets
Michaela Lammel
Technische Universität München
Growth, Characterization, and Magnetoresistance of Magnetic Thin Film Garnets
Julian Bibo
Technische Universität München
Berry Phase und topologische Quantenzahlen der Bandstruktur
Richard Schlitz
Technische Universität München
Spin Transport Experiments in FMI/Pt Hybrid Structures

This seminar deals with magnetism-related phenomena in solid state physics.

The focus of the seminar will be on
1. magnetization dynamics
2. torques
in complex spin structures

All topics have substantial overlap with magnetism-related research activities at the Walther-Meissner-Institut and TUM physics department.

Topics for seminar talks in SS 2015:
  1. Magnetization-dynamics in complex spinstructures:
    1. Spin-dynamics in antiferromagnets (Literature: Lax and Button: Microwave Ferrites And Ferrimagnetics, Chapter 6)
    2. Spin-dynamics in ferrimagnets (Literature: Lax and Button: Microwave Ferrites And Ferrimagnetics, Chapter 6)
  2. Antiferromagnetic Spintronics
    1. Introduction into antiferromagnetic based Spintronics (Literature: Núñez et al., Phys. Rev. B 73, 214426 (2006))
    2. Anisotropic magnetoresistance in antiferromagnets (Literature: Fina et al., Nature Com. 5, 4671 (2014))
    3. Current induced magnetization switching in antiferromagnets (Literature: Wadley et al., arXiv:1503.03765)
  3. Spincurrents in superconductor/ferromagnet hybrids
    1. Introduction into Superconducting Spintronics (Literature: Lindner and Robinson, Nature Physics 11, 307 (2015))
    2. Spin transport in exchange split superconductors (Literature: Wolf et al., Phys. Rev. B 90, 144509 (2014))
    3. Nonequilibrium effects in Josephson junction coupled to a precessing spin (Literature: Holmqvist et al., Phys. Rev. B 83, 104521 (2011))
  4. Skyrmions:
    1. Introduction into Skyrmions (Literature: Nagaosa and Tokura, Nature Nanotechnology 8, 899 (2013))
    2. Emergent Electrodynamics in Skyrmions (Literature: Schulz et al., Nature Physics 8, 301 (2012))
    3. Blowing Skyrmions (Literature: Jiang et al., arXiv:1502.08028)

For general information on the teaching program of TUM see TUMonline.