19.12.2017 – Olena Gomonay receives DFG grant

We congratulate Olena (Helen) Gomonay on obtaining her first DFG research grant “SHARP: Spintronics witHAntiferRomagntes and Phonos”. Well done Helen!

The proposed research project will open and explore new ways to detect and manipulate antiferromagnets using phonons and magneto-elastic coupling effects.

12.12.2017 – Visit to the University of Twente

Kriti, Jairo and Paul in a transport meeting.

Seminar of Jairo Sinova in Twente the 12.12.2017

Prof. Jairo Sinova and Bertrand Dupé are visiting the group of Prof. Paul Kelly at the University of Twente for a couple of days. It is a pleasure to visit the group of Prof. Kelly and benefit from his long experience in spin transport calculations from ab initio.


07.11.2017 – Visit of Dr. Oliver Breunig

We welcome today Dr. Oliver Breunig from the Institute of Physics II at the University of Cologne, hosted by TWIST. He will give a talk on “Gigantic Negative Magnetoresistance in a Disordered Topological Insulator”.

Details: “Recently the phenomenon of negative magnetoresistance (MR) is attracting renewed interest due to its occurrence in Weyl semimetals because of the chiral anomaly. In other systems a large MR typically relates to magnetism. In this talk a novel mechanism leading to a large negative MR will be presented that is based not on magnetism, but on disorder. In the newly synthesized bulkinsulating topological insulator material T1BixSb1-xTe2 we find a suppression of the resistivity by up to 98 % in 14 T at low temperature. From transport data and numerical simulations, this gigantic negative MR is understood by a percolation of charge puddles formed in the disordered bulk.”

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