12.01.2022 Joint publication with Jairo Sinova

A joint publication of the London Centre for Nanotechnology and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology together with Jairo Sinova about Van der Waals layered systems has been published in Nature Reviews Physics.

They present fundamentals on van der Waals magnetism and spin–orbit coupling effects in 2D systems. It is discussed how the coexistance of both effects could establish new ways to engineer robust spin textures. The results will help in designing future non-volatile memory devices that utilize the unique properties of 2D materials.

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03.12.2021 Libor Šmejkal wins the Czech Head Doctorandus 2021 award for natural sciences

Congratulations to Libor Šmejkal for winning the Czech Head Doctorandus 2021 award for natural sciences. The award is announced by the Czech Head together with the Government of the Czech Republic. It is part of the Czech Head Awards which are the most prestigious Czech awards for science and research and often called "Czech Nobel Prize". Libor was awarded for his pioneering work in the field of topological antiferromagnetic spintronics with low loss- and highly mobile electrons, which promise a wide range of applications in science and technology.


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01.11.2021 Lennart Piotraschke, Martin Münzenberg and Matthias Greber join the INSPIRE group







We are very pleased to welcome Lennart Piotraschke, Martin Münzenberg and Matthias Greber to the INSPIRE group. They join the group as scientific student assistants. We are looking forward to a successful collaboration.

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Lennart Piotraschke

Martin Münzenberg

Matthias Greber

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07.04.2021 The EMA 2021 Young Scientist Award goes to Libor Šmejkal

We are very proud to announce that the Young Scientist Award from the European Magnetism Association goes to Libor,  "for ground-breaking theoretical predictions of novel spin-splitting mechanisms and antiferromagnetic Hall effect in collinear antiferromagnets, which have ignited the emergent field of topological antiferromagnetic spintronics"

Libor has been in the Mainz INSPIRE team since 2015, where he is now a Research Team Leader. From 2015-2020 he was a PhD student, enrolled in Charles University Czech Republic from which he graduated in 2020. Libor has been a vital part of the INSPIRE group, both intellectually and as a team leader.

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