Symposium QT02-Interfaces in Spintronics

Interfaces between materials that are characterized by different chemical, structural, magnetic, and/or (magneto)-transport properties play a crucial role in spintronics. In fact, the functionalities of any spintronic device are intimately interlaced with the electron’s spin degree of freedom, and with its control and/or creation and/or manipulation across interfaces between neighboring materials. The symposium will discuss the development of novel materials (topological matter, low-dimensional ferromagnets, Heusler alloys, high TC superconductors, emerging ferroics, …) and their interfacing towards their use in spintronic devices. The constant decrease in devices’ dimensions brings to the point where the interfaces become the device. It is therefore of paramount importance to achieve an increasingly high control on their quality and understanding of their physical properties. Within this symposium, contributions focusing on understanding the direct link between interface properties in driving devices’ functionalities are very welcome, together with studies addressing the comprehensive characterization of interfaces by making use of wide range of analytical tools, such as (but not limited to) spin-orbit torque, terahertz spectroscopy, ferromagnetic resonance, hyperfine methods, synchrotron-based techniques, ... Thanks to the expected highly multidisciplinary contributions, the symposium will serve as a basis to establish fruitful connections among research groups with complementary expertise, thus bringing the community towards fruitful collaborations with the aim of addressing present and future open questions in spintronics, and to shape the next generation of spintronic devices.

Topics will include:

  • Heterostructures combining topological matter, multiferroics, high temperature superconductors, 2D materials, synthetic antiferromagnets…
  • Spintronic devices: magnetic tunnel junctions, SOT-MRAM, racetracks, MESO device, spin logic, probabilistic and neuromorphic computing, …
  • Spin-Charge interconversion phenomena
  • Skyrmions’ hosting systems
  • Topological superconductivity for quantum applications
  • Interface-sensitive methods (experiment and theory)
  • Magneto-electric effects at interfaces
  • Light effects on interface properties
  • Magneto-ionic effects at interfaces
  • Tailoring magnetic properties with molecules

Invited Speakers:

  • Johan Akerman (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Onur Can Avci (ICMAB-CSIC, Spain)
  • David Awschalom (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Agnes Barthelemy (CNRS/Thales, France)
  • Geoffrey S.D. Beach (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Saroj Prasad Dash (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • José Maria De Teresa (INMA Facultad de Ciencias, Spain)
  • Valentin Alek Dediu (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy)
  • Atanasious Dimoulas (INN, Greece)
  • Shunsuke Fukami (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Eric Fullerton (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Marcos H. D. Guimarães (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Luis E. Hueso (CIC nanoGUNE, Spain)
  • Benjamin Jungfleisch (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Andrew Kent (New York University, USA)
  • Mathias Kläui (Johannes Gutenberg-University, Germany)
  • Xiaoqin Elaine Li (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Robert G. Moore (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
  • Branislav Nikolic (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Stuart Parkin (Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany)
  • Ramamoorthy Ramesh (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Dafine Ravelosona (Université Paris-Saclay, France)
  • Evgeny Tsymbal (University of Nebraska, USA)
  • Sergio Valenzuela (ICN2, Spain)
  • Peng Xiong (Florida State University, USA)
  • Hongxin Yang (Zhejiang University, China)
  • Lijun Zhu (Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Symposium Organizers

Roberto Mantovan
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche 
Unit of Agrate Brianza
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Chiara Ciccarelli

University of Cambridge

University of Cavendish Laboratory
United Kingdom
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Tobias Kampfrath
Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Physics
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Jianhua Zhao
State Key Laboratory of Superlattices and Microstructures
Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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