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Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures
August 18-23, 2013
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, China
Chair:
Xiang Rong Wang

Vice Chair:
Gerrit E. W. Bauer

Advances in the fabrications and characterization of magnetic structures and devices brought us to the brink of full control and technological applications of the intrinsic dynamics of the magnetic order parameter on nanometer length scales. The time is therefore ripe to expect breakthroughs of our fundamental understanding of the excited states of a fascinating many-body system.

The magnetization order parameter is non-volatile and magnetoelectronic devices are ‘instant-on’, thereby offering tremendous potential for conserving energy as compared to conventional CMOS electronics. Heat management such as spot cooling by spin based Peltier effects and novel heat scavenging strategies are offered by the spin Seebeck effect. Possible applications depend on the above-mentioned breakthrough in our understanding of the controlled manipulation of small magnets on short time and length scales. Such a deep fundamental understanding is therefore essential for future high density data storage and processing as well as green information technologies.

Traditionally, magnetizations have only been manipulated by external magnetic fields. Only recently it has been discovered that various different probes are faster and scalable, such as the charge and heat current driven spin-transfer torques, polarized fs laser pulses, or mechanical actuation. We believe that there is an urgent need to bring together researchers with different backgrounds who strive to obtain identical goals, viz. understanding the excited states of magnetic nanostructures. This GRC will gather experimental, computational, and theoretical physicists from academia and industry with backgrounds in optics, mechanics, electronics and thermoelectrics to exchange ideas and to discuss the most recent progress and pressing problems.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmSpin Seebeck Effect
Discussion Leader: Claudia Felser (Johannes Gutenberg University)
7:40 pm - 8:05 pmEiji Saitoh (Tohoku University)
"Dynamical generation of spin current"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:35 pmChia-Ling Chien (The Johns Hopkins University)
"Intriguing Spin Seebeck Effect"
8:35 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:05 pmSebastian T.B. Goennenwein (The Walther-Meißner-Institute)
"Spin Current-Based Experiments in Ferromagnet/Normal Metal Hybrid Structures"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pm Discussion
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm General Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSpin Transfer Torques
Discussion Leader: Mark Stiles (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
9:00 am - 9:30 amPaul Kelly (University of Twente)
"Including spin-orbit coupling and finite temperatures in spin transport calculations"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amKe Xia (Beijing Normal University)
"Computational Spin caloritronics"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 11:00 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amGeoffrey Beach (MIT)
"Current-driven dynamics of chiral ferromagnetic domain walls"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmUlrich Nowak (University of Konstanz)
"Magnonic spin currents from thermal excitations"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSpin Caloritronics
Discussion Leader: Jing Shi (University of California, Riverside)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmJoseph P. Heremans (The Ohio State University)
"Giant spin Seebeck effect and phonon-drag in InSb"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmMarkus Münzenberg (Göttingen University)
"The tunneling magneto-Seebeck effect, or THz spintronics"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmJiang Xiao (Fudan University)
"Surface scattering induced spin Hall effect in metallic thin films"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMagnetization Dynamics: Experiment
Discussion Leader: Olivier Kein (CEA Saclay, France)
9:00 am - 9:30 amTheo Rasing (Radboud University Nijmegen)
"Controlling Spin dynamics in Nanostructures by Light"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amJohn Xiao (University of Delaware)
"Magnetization Dynamics in Magnetic Heterostructures"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amWilliam Rippard (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
"Spin transfer induced dynamics in magnetic nanostructures"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmJairo Sinov (Texas A&M University)
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMagnetization Dynamics: Theory
Discussion Leader: Sadamichi Maekawa (Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmShufeng Zhang (The University of Arizona)
"Extension of Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation to elevated temperatures"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmArne Brataas (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
"Spin-pumping and current-induced torques in unconventional magnetic materials"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmRuqian Wu (University of California Irvine)
"Giant magnetic anisotropy energies for spintronics applications"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMagnetic Insulators
Discussion Leader: Jairo Sinova (Texas A&M University)
9:00 am - 9:30 amBart van Wees (University of Groningen)
"Spincaloritronics in nanoscale devices"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amBurkard Hillebrands (Technische Universität Kaiserslautern)
"Magnon caloritronics"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amYaroslav Tserkovnyak (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Spin transport in magnetic insulators"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmRembert Duine (Utrecht University)
"Transverse spin currents induced by magnetization textures"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time / Optional Excursion
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmLandau-Lifshitz-Gilbert Equation and Damping
Discussion Leader: Dan Wei (Tsinghua University)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmKyung J. Lee (Korea University)
"Current-induced magnetization dynamics in the presence of spin-orbit coupling"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmStuart S.P. Parkin (IBM Almaden Research Center)
"Origin of current induced domain wall motion in perpendicularly magnetized nanowires"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSpin Hall Dynamics
Discussion Leader: Gerrit E.W. Bauer (Tohoku U/Delft U)
9:00 am - 9:30 amMihai Miron (SPINTEC, Fance)
"Spin orbit torques in magnetic domains and domain walls"
9:30 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 10:10 amQian Niu (The University of Texas, Austin)
"Berry phase effects on charge and spin transport"
10:10 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amCan-Ming Hu (University of Manitoba, Canada)
"A general method for experimentally distinguishing FMR voltages induced by spin rectification and spin pumping"
11:30 am - 11:40 amDiscussion
11:40 am - 12:10 pmGen Tatara (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
"Effective theory of spin electromagnetic field"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmDevices and Materials
Discussion Leader: Bruce D. Terris (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmJohan Akerman (University of Gothenburg)
"Spin Torque Generated Magnetic Droplet Solitons"
4:30 pm - 4:40 pmDiscussion
4:40 pm - 5:10 pmSara Majetich (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Spintronics of Nanopillars with Conductive AFM"
5:10 pm - 5:20 pmDiscussion
5:20 pm - 5:50 pmShinji Yuasa (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
"Novel spintronics devices based on magnetic tunnel junctions: beyond magnetic sensor and memory"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pmDinner
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

 
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