Miscellaneous

25.04.2024 "Science News" acknowledges our work

We are proud to announce that the remarkable discovery of altermagnetism of our group are presented in an article from Science News. The presence of a new magnetic class which might lead to fast eco-friendly electronic devices is reaching further interest in general science. This underlines the impact of our current research and will bring even more interest into the research field.

You can find the article here.

09.03.2024 New publication about altermagnets

A publication with Jairo Sinova, Libor Šmejkal, Anna B. Hellenes, Rodrigo Jaeschke Ubiergo and Venkata K. Bharadwaj about supercell altermagnets has been published in Physical Review B.

They substantially broaden the family of altermagnetic candidates by predicting supercell altermagnets. Their magnetic unit cell is constructed by enlarging the nonmagnetic primitive unit cell, resulting in a nonzero propagation vector for the magnetic structure. This connection of the magnetic configuration to the ordering of sublattices gives an extra degree of freedom to supercell altermagnets, which can allow for the control over the order parameter spatial orientation. They identify realistic candidates MnSe2 with a d-wave order, and RbCoBr3, CsCoCr3, and BaMnO3 with g-wave order. They demonstrate the reorientation of the order parameter in MnSe2, which has two different magnetic configurations, whose energy difference is only 5 meV, opening the possibility of controlling the orientation of the altermagnetic order parameter by external perturbations.

You can find the publication under Phys. Rev. B 109, 094455 (2024).

06.02.2024 "Science" acknowledges our work

We are proud to announce that the remarkable discovery of altermagnetism of our group and especially Libor Šmejkal are presented in an article from Science. The presence of a new magnetic class which might lead to fast eco-friendly electronic devices is reaching further interest in general science. This underlines the impact of our current research and will bring even more interest into the research field.

You can find the article here.

24.01.2024 The Economist acknowledges our work

We are proud to announce that the remarkable discovery of altermagnetism of our group and especially Libor Šmejkal are presented in an article from The Economist. The presence of a new magnetic class which might lead to fast eco-friendly electronic devices is reaching interest outside of science. This underlines the impact of our current research and will bring even more interest into the research field.

You can find the article here.

09.11.2023 Libor Šmejkal wins the "Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year 2023" award in physical sciences

Congratulations to Libor Šmejkal for winning the Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year 2023 award in physical sciences.

In the Falling Walls science summit the brightest minds in science, politics, business and the media come together to present groundbreaking discoveries and scientific breakthroughs and emerging trends that shape our world. Libor was awarded for his his breakthrough of altermagnets—a discovery that has the potential to revolutionise the way we design and use electronic technology, making it much more efficient and sustainable.

20.01.2022 Jairo Sinova becomes an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Henriette Herz Scout

Jairo Sinova has become an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Henriette Herz Scout, selected in November 2021 with another 18 scientists in Germany. JGU has been one of the most successful in this program in this round (see press release, in German). Being a AvH Scout means that Sinova can directly nominate an outstanding young scientist for a prestigious AvH Fellowship directly, without having to go through a long application process and can join the group in a relatively short (a few weeks) time.