X-tronics with Emerging Magnetic Materials

825. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

06 Jan - 09 Jan 2025


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Dr. Aisha Aqeel, U Augsburg • Dr. Dongwook Go, FZ Jülich

Elementary excitations and quasi-particles within condensed matter exhibit a diverse array of physical attributes, encompassing spin and orbital angular momenta, electric dipole moments, and their respective higher-order multipoles. Over recent decades, investigations into the generation, detection, manipulation, and transportation of these quantities have developed into the interdisciplinary field known as “X-tronics”, where ‘X’ embodies a degree of freedom or informational carrier inherent to quasi-particles, such as spin, orbital, phonon, magnon, or photon.

They not only enrich our comprehension of fundamentals properties of materials but also underpins pivotal advancements in device functionalities. Within magnetism research, diverse branches of X-tronics — spanning spintronics, orbitronics, magnonics, magneto-acoustics, and magneto-optics — stand as focal points. Yet, despite their individual significance, these domains often remain separated, lacking a unified perspective. The primary object of the seminar is to explore the synergies between various facets of X-tronics and the latest breakthroughs in emerging magnetic materials, such as topological magnetic textures, frustrated magnets, altermagnets, emergent oxide interfaces, superconductors, and novel interfaces with molecules, in which various orders and excitations are often entangled each other. This exploration is anticipated to catalyze a paradigm shift in the applications and functionalities of electronics in the platform of magnetic materials. Internationally renowned experts on X-tronics and emergent manifestations of magnetism in various platforms of materials will present the state-of-the-art in each respective area in a broader and unified context. We cordially invite participants from around the globe to showcase their research through poster presentations and engage in collective discussions aimed at fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration.

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