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Prof. Dr. Arne Brataas - Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena with Magnons

Nov 08, 2019 | 03:00 PM c.t. - 05:00 PM

Colloquium Talk at the Berlin Science Week

Prof. Dr. Arne Brataas

Center for Quantum Spintronics, Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

In magnetic materials, the elementary excitations are often magnons. The magnons, particle-like objects, are delocalized and dynamical disturbances of the spin densities. At ambient temperatures, there are many magnons, and they move incoherently. Macroscopic phase-coherent features of the magnons are then tricky to explore.

In nano-scale systems, naturally occurring exchange couplings at interfaces between metals and magnetic insulators facilitate new ways to couple the magnons with electrons. We will discuss to what extent this coupling can enable magnon-induced macroscopic phenomena. Typical examples are Bose-Einstein condensation and spin superfluidity. However, we will focus on the new areas of magnon-induced superconductivity and exciton condensation.

Time & Location

Nov 08, 2019 | 03:00 PM c.t. - 05:00 PM

Department of Physics
Lecture Hall A (room number 1.3.14)
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin

Further Information

The Physics Colloquium is a public event and free of charge. All people interested in physics research and science are warmly welcomed.