Month: January 2023

26.01.2023 Upcoming SPICE workshop on Altermagnetism in May

The SPICE workshop "Altermagnetism: Emerging Opportunities in a New Magnetic Phase" will be held from June 13th to 15th, 2023 at the historic WASEM winery, Ingelheim.

The workshop focuses on the emerging magnetic material class of altermagnets, that show compensated magnetic ordering and alternating spin-polarization in both the direct and momentum space, with a d-wave (or higher even-parity wave) symmetry. The novel properties of altermagnets have links to many fields of research, such as spintronics, ultra-fast photo-magnetism, neuromorphics, multiferroics, magnonics, topological matter, or superconductivity. The workshop brings together junior and senior scientists from diverse research fields to explore this fascinating newly discovered magnetic phase.

You can apply online for the workshop until April 1st, 2023.

20.01.2023 Joint Publication about the Spontaneous Anomalous Hall Effect

A joint publication with Jairo Sinova and Libor Šmejkal about the spontaneous anomalous Hall effect in a magnetic semicoductor has been published in Physical Review Letters.

They observe a spontaneoeus anomalous Hall signal without external magnetic fields in the semiconductor MnTe. The anomalous Hall effect arises from an unconventional phase with strong time-reversal symmetry breaking and alternating spin polarization in real-space crystal structure and momentum-space electronic structure.

You can find the publication under PhysRevLett.130.036702

09.01.2023 Upcoming SPICE workshop on Non-equilibrium Quantum Materials Design in June

The SPICE workshop "Non-equilibrium Quantum Materials Design" will be held from June 27th to 29th, 2023 at the historic WASEM winery, Ingelheim.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together experts in quantum materials synthesis with experimentalists and theorists investigating non-equilibrium phenomena to spark a new generation of “non-equilibrium quantum materials design.” This nascent research opportunity builds off of recent discoveries of unique phases and functionalities of quantum matter when driven out-of-equilibrium by optical or electrical stimuli. We hope the workshop will allow us to define short- and long-term goals in the field, and ultimately, establish a community working towards the creation of quantum materials with tailored non-equilibrium responses.

You can apply online for the workshop until April 1st, 2023.