2020 MRS Fall Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium NM06—Spin Dynamics in Materials for Quantum Sensing, Optoelectronics and Spintronics

Solid-state quantum information processing is based on the ability to first manipulate quantum states and then to transfer and store this information in a more complex network. The spin degree of freedom is a promising candidate for this transduction. Recent advances in measurements of coherent spin dynamics underlie fundamental advances in sensing, quantum information processing, and low-power (non-quantum) devices such as magnetic memory and spin logic devices.

A wide variety of materials spanning semiconductors, metals, and insulators exhibit coherent spin dynamics. Thus, studies of these effects are of interest to multiple material platforms. Each material system has its own characteristics and advantages. At a single spin level, however, the interaction with external fields (microwaves, light, effective and applied fields …) can result in very similar dynamics in different systems such as diamond color centers, carriers in 2D materials, organic light emitting diodes, silicon quantum dots, and complex oxide heterostructures. With new fabrication techniques the community now has access to interesting hybrid systems such that quantum states prepared in one layer may be transferred and read out in an adjacent material system.

The focus of the symposium will be on novel materials and their heterostructures, experimental protocols and devices in which these effects can potentially occur at elevated temperature.

Topics will include:

  • Spin and valley dynamics in two-dimensional semiconductors and hybrid van der Waals structures
  • Diamond magnetometry
  • Coherent spin-optical conversation for quantum information : quantum dots, single defects
  • Optically or electrically induced magnetization in nano-structures
  • Spin/color centers in insulators and wide-gap semiconductors
  • Coherent magnonics and coherent magnon/spin and magnon/photon coupling
  • Spin transport dynamics in oxides, semiconductors, and metals
  • Spin torque and spin torque devices
  • Manipulation of singlet/triplet conversion in organic materials and devices
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • David Awschalom (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Manfred Bayer (Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany)
  • Anand Bhattacharya (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Anais Dreau (University of Montpellier, France)
  • Andrew Fisher (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Danna Freedman (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Kai-Mei Fu (University of Washington, USA)
  • Mikhail Glazov (Ioffe Institute, Russian Federation)
  • Evelyn Hu (Harvard University, USA)
  • Matthieu Jamet (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, France)
  • Khaled Karrai (Attocube Systems AG, Germany)
  • Junichiro Kono (Rice University, USA)
  • Hideo Kosaka (Yokohama National University, Japan)
  • Mario Ruben (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
  • Vivien Zapf (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Xiao-Xiao Zhang (University of Florida, USA)
  • Val Zwiller (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Symposium Organizers

Bernhard Urbaszek
CNRS
France

Shunsuke Fukami
Tohoku University
USA

Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin
The Ohio State University
Department of Physics
USA

Xiaoqin (Elaine) Li
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Physics
USA