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Dienstag, 03.05.2016, 10:45 Uhr

Topological Spintronics: guided by ab­initio research

Yuriy Mokrousov, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Abstract: Currently, solid state physics experiences a revolution associated with the advent of novel topological concepts. It was realized that, as by magic, many of the well-known phenomena can suddenly be intuitively understood following abstract mathematical ideas which tell us that the dynamics of electrons in solids is directly related to topology of the spaces in which they live. This revolution has completely changed the landscape of spintronics, which deals with the interplay between spin and charge of electrons, leading to predictions of novel, topological states of matter such as topological insulators and magnetic skyrmions. In my talk, on simple but important examples, I will explain how the topological standpoint can be utilized for the prediction of novel effects related to electron dynamics, and lead to quantitative description of these effects in most complex materials.

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Ort: Seminarraum 001, Erdgeschoss,  Pontdriesch 14-16 , 52062 Aachen