This week, the INSPIRE group had the pleasure to welcome Prof. Roberto Raimondi from the University of Rome and Dr. Cosimo Gorini from the University of Regensburg. On January 26th, Raimondi gave a talk on "Spin current swapping and spin Hall effect in a 2DEG" presenting recent results about spin-orbit induced effects in a two-dimensional electron gas. Gorini talked about "Thermoelectric conversion in disordered nanowires" on January 28th. Of course, the group members used the chance to vividly discuss the theories presented.
Guests and Visitors
We have the pleasure to host Maria Isabel Alomar Bennassar from the University of the Balearic Islands as our guest. Maria Isabel has been studying transport in graphene with spin orbit coupling and is currently working on her doctoral thesis on thermoelectric transport in spintronic systems. She received a mobility scholarship for scientists from "La Caixa" which she is using to visit SPICE for a five weeks scientific stay and collaborate with the INSPIRE group.
On September 29th we had the pleasure to welcome Barry Zink from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Denver. He is an expert on micro- and nanofabrication techniques used to control and measure the thermal, magnetic and electronic properties of systems in order to study the fundamental physics of new materials. We thank Barry for an inspiring day of scientific exchange and a very interesting talk on Thermal Spin Injection in Non-Local Spin Valves, Spin Transport in Native FM-Oxides, and Large Spin Hall Angle in Gold Thin Films.
We thank Joo-Von Kim from Paris (Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale CNRS, Université Paris Sud) for being our guest and giving a lecture about Magnetization dynamics in chiral spin textures: Spin wave channelling and skyrmion oscillations
We thank Ewelina Hankiewicz from the University of Würzburg and Kjetil M. D. Hals from Niels Bohr Institute Copenhague for being our guests and enriching our seminar program with their lectures on Transport in hybrid structures of topological insulators and in topological superconductors: In the Search of Majorana Fermions and the Phenomenology of Current-Induced Spin-Orbit Torques.
We thank Casper Drukier from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt for visiting us and giving a lecture on Non-analytic corrections in Fermi liquids and multi-channel scattering.
We are very happy to have Professors Ora Entin-Wohlman and Amnon Aharony from Tel Aviv University/Ben Gurion University as our guests. Prof. Entin-Wohlman gave a talk on “Thermoelecticity in nano-junctions” and Prof. Aharony shared his knowledge about "how to write and read quantum information on mobile qubits."