Towards Functional van der Waals Magnets by Unlocking Synergies with Orbitronics, Magnonics, Altermagnetism, and Optics

803. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

03 Jan - 05 Jan 2024


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Dr. Helena Reichlova, TU Dresden • Dr. Alexander Mook, U Mainz

Two dimensional layered van der Waals materials are a new exciting class of materials and one of the central focuses of present condensed matter research. Although intrinsically magnetic layered materials were identified only a few years ago, the magnetic van der Waals materials are already an exceptionally dynamic and growing research field on many fronts.
On the one hand, these materials exhibit novel electronic, optical and topologically protected states in the regime of monolayers, on the other hand, the layer-by-layer coupling to semiconductors, superconductors, charge density waves or even the twisting of the layers enables a variety of potential functionalities that make this class of materials very interesting for applications, for example, in spintronics.
The goal of this workshop is to introduce the broad solid-state magnetism community to this new class of materials and to present their potential, while at the same time connecting to emerging topics in magnonics, orbitronics, altermagnetism, and ultrafast optics to identify novel synergies. International experts in van der Waals systems and the aforementioned topics will present the most recent developments and a lot of space for discussions is offered. Participants of the seminar are invited to present their research at poster sessions.

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