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Joint TRR 227 & FU Physics Colloquium - Arne Brataas

Nov 08, 2019 | 03:15 PM

The TRR 227 kindly invites you to the joint Colloquium of the TRR 227 & FU Physics Department Colloquium.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Arne Brataas - Center for Quantum Spintronics, Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Title: Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena with Magnons


In magnetic materials, the elementary excitations are often magnons. The magnons, particle-like objects, are delocalized and dynamical disturbances of the spin densities. At ambient temperatures, there are many magnons, and they move incoherently. Macroscopic phase-coherent features of the magnons are then tricky to explore.

In nano-scale systems, naturally occurring exchange couplings at interfaces between metals and magnetic insulators facilitate new ways to couple the magnons with electrons. We will discuss to what extent this coupling can enable magnon-induced macroscopic phenomena. Typical examples are Bose-Einstein condensation and spin superfluidity. However, we will focus on the new areas of magnon-induced superconductivity and exciton condensation.

Time & Location

Nov 08, 2019 | 03:15 PM

Lecture Hall A - Physics Department - Freie Universität Berlin
(Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem)