Description
An ICTP virtual meeting

The emerging field of spin-orbitronics utilizes the relativistic spin-orbit interactions and is opening fascinating new directions for basic research and exciting potential applications in spintronics.

This mini workshop will cover selected spin-orbit phenomena in low-dimensional materials, comprising their potential and concrete realizations for spin-orbitronics, mostly from the computational-materials perspective, but including also experimental view and results. Low-dimensional materials provide a fertile ground for generating interesting spin-orbit phenomena and are also ideal for incorporation in devices. The presentations will span the range from basic features to the forefront results in the field and are targeting final-year graduate students and early-career researchers in general. The talks will include the speakers’ views of the current trends, challenges and future directions in their fields.

Topics:
  • Properties and potential of 2D materials for spin-orbitronics
  • Skyrmions and exotic magnetism
  • Spin-orbit torque

Speakers:
P. BARONE, CNR-SPIN, Italy
S. BLÜGEL, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
J. FABIAN, University of Regensburg, Germnay
P. GAMBARDELLA, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
B. NIKOLIC, University of Delaware, USA
O. YAZYEV, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

 
Registration: There is no registration fee.
 
Go to day
  • Monday, 3 May 2021
    • 14:00 - 14:10 Opening Remarks
    • 14:10 - 16:40 Properties and potential of 2D materials for spin-orbitronics
      Chair: Tanusri SAHA DASGUPTA (S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic
      Sciences, Kolkata, India)
      • 14:10 Proximity spin-orbit and exchange coupling in van der Waals heterostructures 55'
        Speaker: Jaroslav FABIAN (University of Regensburg, Germany)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:05 Novel structural and electronic phases of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides 55'
        Speaker: Oleg YAZYEV (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 16:00 Break 10'
      • 16:10 Discussion (Question and answer session) 30'
        Speaker: Jaroslav FABIAN (University of Regensburg, Germany), Oleg YAZYEV (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Tuesday, 4 May 2021
    • 14:00 - 16:30 Skyrmions and exotic magnetism
      Chair: Foivos MAVROPOULOS (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
      • 14:00 Ab initio spin-orbitronics - From spin-orbit interaction to skyrmionics in real materials 55'
        Speaker: Stefan BLÜGEL (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 14:55 Frustration and anisotropy: from 2D magnetism to skyrmion lattices 55'
        Speaker: Paolo BARONE (CNR-SPIN , Italy)
        Material: Video
      • 15:50 Break 10'
      • 16:00 Discussion (Question and answer session) 30'
        Speaker: Stefan BLÜGEL (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany), Paolo BARONE (CNR-SPIN , Italy)
  • Wednesday, 5 May 2021
    • 14:00 - 16:40 Spin-orbit torque
      Chair: Stuart PARKIN (Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics,
      Halle, Germany)
      • 14:00 Spin-orbit torque in van der Waals heterostructures of magnetic two-dimensional materials 55'
        Speaker: Branislav K. NIKOLIC (University of Delaware, USA)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 14:55 Charge-spin conversion effects and magnetization switching enabled by spin-orbit coupling in magnetic heterostructures 55'
        Speaker: Pietro GAMBARDELLA (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
        Material: Video
      • 15:50 Break 10'
      • 16:00 Discussion (Question and answer session) 40'
        Introduction by Stuart PARKIN (Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany)
        Speaker: Branislav K. NIKOLIC (University of Delaware, USA), Pietro GAMBARDELLA (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
    • 16:40 - 16:50 Closing remarks and Group photo