I am currently interested in understanding the spin transport properties of magnetic materials. In particular, I have been studying spin splitter currents, which are a non-relativistic, spin-conserving effect, and one of the key signatures of altermagnetism. In materials like RuO2, it has been shown that the spin splitter current could allow extremely efficient charge-to-spin conversion, with a spin Hall angle of 34 degrees.
In order to find new altermagnetic candidates, which can host exotic spin transport responses, I have been analysing available databases with experimentally confirmed magnetic materials. I have performed a symmetry analysis of the spin space group of around 2000 magnetic materials and sorted them according to their non-relativistic symmetry. This has allowed us to target around 200 altermagnetic candidates in a very systematic way.