Magnetism at the Nanoscale: Imaging ‐ Fabrication – Physics

736. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

05 Jan - 08 Jan 2021

Where:

Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Dr. Jakob Walowski, U Greifswald • Dr. Felix Büttner, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin •  Dr. Bastian Pfau, Max-Born-Institut Berlin

The development of new electronic devices with reduced dimensions, larger memory, faster data processing capabilities, and improved user experience requires new technological approaches. The development of magnetic materials with new functionality stands in the center of those approaches. Future advances rely on basic research in the fields of fabrication, imaging, and understanding of fundamental physical processes on short timescales and nanometer length scales.

In this seminar, we will discuss advances in magnetic devices fabrication, characterization techniques, and theoretical modeling, all with emphasison decreasing physical dimensions of the devices and increasing operation speed. With decreasing sizes, sample preparation becomes more and more complicated. In addition to this, magnetic signals become weaker and therefore require characterizing techniques and magnetic imaging to be driven to their limits. Besides this, the magnetic properties change and become more complex leading to new dynamic processes which play a significant role and need a deeper theoretical understanding to continue the quest for smaller and faster computing units. The fundamental physical effects occurring, at the nanoscale are currently investigated and a necessary building block for future spintronic applications. Miniaturization has led to a tremendous increase of information storage capabilities over the last decades shaping the transformation into a knowledge society. This success story can only be continued if new ideas, materials and methods contribute to global trends like digitalization and artificial intelligence.

The central objective of this seminar is to gather researchers working at the forefront of material research and fabrication, as well as others who develop and apply novel methods to image magnetic properties in such materials, with scientists who directly investigate the physics on a fundamental level and for applications. Moreover, we will provide a platform where emerging young scientists can meet established key figures in the field.


The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.