Sunday, March 17
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Who Should Attend
Graduate students, post-docs, university faculty and industrial researchers interested in a broad introduction to the current state of the field of spintronics. We particularly encourage participation of graduate students and post-docs and each talk will begin from a level appropriate for junior researchers.
Spintronics explores phenomena that interlink the spin and charge degrees of freedom. Its rapid development makes it necessary to create opportunities to learn more details about the different emergent subfields that can allow experts and non-experts alike to make connections between them and explore new directions.
The well-known advances in magnetic storage may only be the tip of the iceberg in this field. The control of spin and magnetism in a wide class of materials and their nanostructures has the potential for a much broader impact. The intriguing aspects of coupling of spin and orbital degrees of freedom, a key focus of spintronics, have recently permeated many other emerging areas, including topological insulators, graphene, exotic superconductors, and ultra-cold atoms.
Also new fields, coupling thermoelectrics and spintronics, have emerged in which spin dependent thermoelectric effects have been discovered. Spin-Hall effect, discovered less than a decade ago, has now been shown to be capable of playing a major role in current induced magnetization dynamics, which are considered a primary candidate for next generation MRAMs and magnetic storage.
The goal of this tutorial is to provide an introduction to the basic concepts in spintronics and to introduce researchers from outside the field, or junior researchers within the field, to the most recent theoretical and experimental developments in the field which are the most experimentally active and potentially impacting in future technologies.
- Spin caloritronics and spin injection by spin-pumping
- Antiferromagnetic spintronics, optical torques, and anisotropic tunneling magnetoresistance
- Scattering theory of magnetization dynamics and spin-pumping
- Spin Hall effect and magnetization dynamics
- Spin injection in semiconductors and metals
Texas A & M University
|Professor Eiji Saitoh||University of Tohoku, Japan|
|Professor Paul Crowell||University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA|
|Professor Yaroslav Tserkovnyak||University of California Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Professor Dan Ralph||Cornell University, NY, USA|
|Professor Tomas Jungwirth||Institute of Physics, Academy of Science, Czech Republic