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

Seminar on
Spin Caloritronics and Spin Pumping
SS 2017


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Thursday, 14:00 - 15:30 h

Seminar Room 143
(partly shifted to room 128 due to construction activity)
Walther-Meißner-Str. 8
Research Campus Garching

Date Speaker Title
Dr. Mathias Weiler, Dr. Matthias Althammer, Dr. Stephan Geprägs, Dr. H. Huebl
Walther-Meißner-Institut (E23)
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BAdW) and Technische Universität München (TUM)
Preliminary discussion and assignment of topics
Saki Matsuura
Interface optimization for spin Hall magnetoresistance experiments
Lukas Liensberger
Broadband magnetic resonance in Cu2OSeO3
Sarah Gelder
to be announced
Ezra Nabila
Antiferromagnetic Spin Seebeck Effect
Advisor: Tobias Wimmer
Michaela Schleuder
Anisotropic tunneling magnetoresistance
Jonathan Zerhoch
Sensitive broadband magnetic resonance spectroscopy with magnetic field modulation
Stefan Klingler
Spin dynamics in coupled YIG/Co heterostructures

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

The focus of the seminar will be on
- Spin orbit torques and magnetization dynamics
- Antiferromagnets and Skyrmions
- Pure spin currents

All topics have substantial overlap with magnetism-related research activities at the WMI and the TUM physics department. Seminar talks can be given either in English or in German.

The seminar is particularly relevant for the special courses on "Magnetism" and "Spintronics". It is suitable for bachelor and master students in the 6. semester and higher.

Topics for seminar talks in SS 2017:

Spin Orbit Torques and magnetization dynamics

  1. Room-temperature spin-orbit torque in NiMnSb (Literature: C. Ciccarelli et al., Nat Phys 12, 855 (2016))
  2. Electric-field control of spin–orbit torque in a magnetically doped topological insulator. (Literature: Fan, Y. et al. Nat Nano 11, 352–359 (2016)).
  3. Femtosecond control of electric currents in metallic ferromagnetic heterostructures. (Literature: Huisman, T. J. et al. Nat Nano 11, 455–458 (2016)).
  4. Spin–orbit torque switching without an external field using interlayer exchange coupling. (Literature: Lau, Y.-C., Betto, D., Rode, K., Coey, J. M. D. & Stamenov, P Nat Nano 11, 758–762 (2016)).
  5. Inverse spin Hall effect from pulsed spin current in organic semiconductors with tunable spin-orbit coupling. (Literature: Sun, D. et al., Nat Mater 15, 863–869 (2016)).
  6. Efficient metallic spintronic emitters of ultrabroadband terahertz radiation. (Literature: Seifert et al., Nat Photon 10, 483 (2016))
  7. Control of spin-orbit torques through crystal symmetry in WTe2/ferromagnet bilayers (Literature: MacNeill et al., Nat Phys 13, 300 (2017))
  8. Current-induced switching in a magnetic insulator (Literature: Avci, et al., Nat Mater 16, 309 (2017))

Antiferromagnets and Skyrmions:

  1. Antiferromagnetic Spin Seebeck Effect (Literature: Wu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 097204 (2016)).
  2. Magnetization switching by spin–orbit torque in an antiferromagnet–ferromagnet bilayer system (Literature: Fukami et al., Nature Materials 4566 (2016)).
  3. Blowing Skyrmions (Literature: Jiang et al., Science 349, 283 (2015)).
  4. Chiral damping of magnetic domain walls. (Literature: Jué, E. et al., Nat Mater 15, 272–277 (2016)).
  5. Magnetic skyrmions and their current-driven dynamics in ultrathin metallic ferromagnets (Literature: Woo, S. et al., Nat Mater 15, 501–506 (2016)).
  6. Scanned probe imaging of nanoscale magnetism at cryogenic temperatures with a single-spin quantum sensor. (Literature: Pelliccione, M. et al., Nat Nano 11, 700–705 (2016)).

Pure Spin Currents:

  1. Length Scale of the Spin Seebeck Effect (Literature: Kehlberger et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 096602 (2015)).
  2. Spin-Hall magnetoresistance and spin Seebeck effect in spin-spiral and paramagnetic phases of multiferroic CoCr2O4 films (Literature: Aqeel et al., Phys. Rev. B 92, 224410 (2015)).
  3. Magnon planar Hall effect and anisotropic magnetoresistance in a magnetic insulator (Literature: Liu et al.,  Phys. Rev. B 95, 140402 (2017))



Contact: Mathias Weiler (Tel.: 089 289 14226, mathias.weiler@wmi.badw.de)

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