From February 26-28, Jairo Sinova took part in the Humboldt-Kolloquium Research Excellence in a Globalised World - Experiences and Challenges from a Brasilian-German Perspective in Sao Paulo. He delivered the keynote lecture Spintronics Research à la Humboldt: globally connecting nature, cultures, and people. In his lecture he outlined the interdisciplinarity of Spintronics research, its connection to the Humboldt spirit of doing research, and its connection to the new center SPICE, that he is starting here in Mainz with the help of his Humboldt Foundation Professorship award and the support of JGU.
The Humboldt-Kolloquium gathered many former and future Humboldtians, dignitaries from many other German agencies present in Latin America, such as the DAAD (Dr. Martina Schulze), DFG (Der. Dietrich Halm), and the Max Planck Society (Dr. Andreas Trepte), as well as the German ambassador in Brazil (Dirk Brengelmann), the president of CAPES (Dr. Jorge Almeida Guimaraes), the president of the Universität of Bayreuth (Prof. Dr. Stefan Leibe), the director of the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut Berlin (Dr. Barbara Göbel), and a member of the German Bundestag (Dr. Gesine Lötzsch).
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."
We had the pleasure to welcome Thierry Valet on February 11 and 12, which gave him the chance to accustom himself with German Carnival traditions. He was lucky not to wear a tie on Weiberfassnacht (Women's Carnival Day) when he had a meeting with Jairo Sinova and Matthias Kläui. Mr Valet is known for the Valet-Fert Model on giant magnetoresistance in CPP geometry and its application in spin engineering.
In his talk, Sebastian Müller will discuss the effect of the spin memory loss on interfaces of ferromagnetic (F) and non-magnetic (N) materials in the stackings N|F and N|F|N. In particular he will present results on the size of spin flip and spin accumulation gaps at the interfaces. The theoretical description is based on a limit of the theory of perpendicular magneto-resistance in magnetic multilayers by Valet and Fert.”
In collaboration with TRR 146, MAINZ and the Max Planck Institute for Polymere Research, SPICE hosts an introductory workshop on simulation methods for selected topics in soft and hard condensed matter: liquids, polymers, spintronic, and magnetic materials.
It was a great pleasure to host Prof. Dr. Vitalii Dugaev from Rzeszów University of Technology. In his talk he discussed the contribution of edge scattering to the conductance of grapheme nanoribbons and nanoflakes using the Boltzmann equation approach.
The INSPIRE Group has the pleasure to welcome Prof. Helen Gomonay from the National Technical University of Ukraine. She has done eminent research on AFM spintronics and will give an introductory lecture entitled "Spintronics with antiferromagnets: spinning of spin".
Spin-charge converters are important devices in spintronics, an electronic which is not only based on the charge of electrons but also on their spin and the spin-related magnetism. Spin-charge converters enable the transformation of electric into magnetic signals and vice versa. Recently, the research group of Professor Jairo Sinova from the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in collaboration with researchers from the UK, the Czech Republic, and Japan has for the first time realized a new efficient spin-charge converter based on the common semiconductor material gallium-arsenide (GaAs).
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