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Upcoming talk in our Group seminar:

"MgO-Interlayer influence on spin pumping" by Laura Mihalceanu on Monday, November 30th, 11:00 in room 56-415.

Guests are, as always, very much welcome!




Collaborative Research Center SFB/TRR 173 SPIN+X approved



The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has approved funding for the SFB/Transregio 173 "SPIN+X: Spin in its collective environment“. This initiative has been initiated by the TU Kaiserslautern jointly with Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Project start for the first four-year funding period is January 1, 2016. The inter-disciplinary SFB/Transregio 173 SPIN+X combines the expertise of research groups in physics, chemistry, and mechanical and process engineering to form a coherent platform dedicated to the rapidly growing discipline of Advanced Spin Engineering. Our research group contributes three projects to this exciting new funding program.

For further information see here (in German).


Andrii Chumak receives ERC Starting Grant

Our co-worker Dr. Andrii Chumak receives an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council for his project “Nano-Scale Magnonic Circuits for Novel Computing Systems”. This 1.5 Mio Euro grant is the most-prestigious grant the European Commission awards to young scientists. With this grant Andrii will build his own research team including a new Brillouin light scattering laboratory.

Our very best congratulations!

For further information see here (in German).


Dr. Andrii Chumak (Photo: Thomas Koziel)




Schülerinnentag 2015

On October, 1st, female students from high schools all over Rhineland-Palatinate visited our labs in order to get a general understanding about studying physics. They came to our University in the context of the "Schülerinnen-Tag. Natur Wissenschaft Technik". We provided the girls with a lively program: Interactive experiments, a lab-tour, and a short sample lecture on magnetism and our research.

We enjoyed to have them with us and hope to see them in the future as fellow students!


Schülerinnentag 2015 in our group





News Archive


Recent Publications

Magnon spintronics (Invited Review)
A.V. Chumak, V.I. Vasyuchka, A.A. Serga, and B. Hillebrands
Nature Physics AOP, (2015)

Spin-wave logic devices based on isotropic forward volume magneto-static waves
S. Klingler, P. Pirro, T. Brächer, B. Leven, B. Hillebrands, and A.V. Chumak

Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 212406 (2015)

Optically-Reconfigurable Magnetic Materials
M. Vogel, A.V. Chumak, E.H. Waller, T. Langner, V.I. Vasyuchka, B. Hillebrands, and G. von Freymann
Nature Physics 11, 487 (2015)

Advancement in Heusler compounds and other spintronics material designs and applications
Shigemi Mizukami and Alexander A. Serga
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 48, 160301 (2015)

All-optical characterisation of the spintronic Heusler compound Co2Mn0.6Fe0.4Si
Thomas Sebastian, Yuki Kawada, Björn Obry, Thomas Brächer, Philipp Pirro, Dmytro A. Bozhko, Alexander A. Serga, Hiroshi Naganuma, Mikihiko Oogane, Yasuo Ando, and Burkard Hillebrands
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 48, 164015 (2015)

A spin-wave logic gate based on a width-modulated dynamic magnonic crystal
Andrey A. Nikitin, Alexey B. Ustinov, Alexander A. Semenov, Andrii V. Chumak, Alexander A. Serga, Vitaliy I. Vasyuchka, Erkki Lähderanta, Boris A. Kalinikos, and Burkard Hillebrands
Applied Physics Letters 106, 102405 (2015)

Magnonen für den Computer von Übermorgen
B. Leven, A. V. Chumak, B. Hillebrands
Physik in unserer Zeit 46 (2015)

Sign of inverse spin Hall voltages generated by ferromagnetic resonance and temperature gradients in yttrium iron garnet|platinum bilayers
M. Schreier, G. E. W. Bauer, V. I. Vasyuchka, J. Flipse, K. Uchida, J. Lotze, V. Lauer, A. V. Chumak, A. A. Serga, S. Daimon, T. Kikkawa, E. Saitoh, B. J. van Wees, B. Hillebrands, R. Gross, S. T. B. Goennenwein
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 48, 025001 (2015)

Measurements of the exchange stiffness of YIG films using broadband ferromagnetic resonance techniques
S. Klingler, A. V. Chumak, T. Mewes, B. Khodadadi, C. Mewes, C. Dubs, O. Surzhenko, B. Hillebrands, A. Conca
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 48, 015001 (2015)

Time- and power-dependent operation of a parametric spin-wave amplifier
Thomas Brächer, Frank Heussner, Philipp Pirro, Tobias Fischer, Moritz Geilen, Björn Heinz, Bert Lägel, Alexander Serga, and Burkard Hillebrands
Applied Physics Letters 105, 232409 (2014)