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Upcoming talk in our Group seminar:

"Recent results on non-diffractive magnon propagation: caustics" by Frank Heussner on Monday, February, 8th, 11:00 in room 56-415.

Guests are, as always, very much welcome!

Die Folien zur Ringvorlesung von Prof. Hillebrands am 28.1.2016 können hier abgerufen werden: Folien Ringvorlesung WS 15/16.




Innovation Award Rhineland-Palatinate for the Spintronics Technology Platform STeP

Award for outstanding cooperation in knowledge transfer between cutting-edge research and companies

The research project Spintronics Technology Platform in Rhineland-Palatinate (STEP) has obtained the Innovation Award Rhineland-Palatinate 2015 (Innovationspreis Rheinland-Pfalz 2015) in the category Cooperation. The joint project of the TU Kaiserslautern and the University of Mainz (JGU) has been set up with the participation of the company Sensitec in its facilities in Mainz. STeP is technology platform to quickly and directly translate scientific findings from physics to industrial standards and it is designed especially to make new technologies accessible to small and medium businesses. The partners have achieved significant progress in the development of novel magnetic sensors. "These new, energy-efficient sensors are primarily increasingly required for the establishment of industry 4.0 or the Internet of Things" as stated by the Innovation Award.

"The research project is a shining example of the great potential that lies in the cooperation between science and industry. The transfer of the latest scientific findings into practice will help our companies in the State to be competive in an international envireonment," said Minister of Economic Affairs Eveline Lemke.

The prize is awarded annually by the Minister of Economy, Climate Change, Energy and Regional Planning of Rhineland-Palatinate, Eveline Lemke, in cooperation with the working committees of the chambers of Commerce and Handcraft of the State. The award goes to particularly innovative players in Rhineland-Palatinate in recognition of their achievements and commitment to innovation in the country's economy. The award is endowed with 8,000 euros.


The STeP Team at the Award Ceremony, from left to right: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Jakob (JGU-Mainz), Dr. Andrés Conca (AG Magnetismus, TUKL), Dr. Frederick Casper (JGU-Mainz), minister Eveline Lemke, Prof. Dr. Matthias Kläui, Dr. Britta Leven (AG Magnetismus, TUKL), Dr. Marco Dorms (Sensitec), Prof. Dr. Burkard Hillebrands (AG Magnetismus, TUKL), Dr. Johannes Paul (Sensitec), Dr. Anja Wienecke (Sensitec) and Dr. Rolf Slatter ( CEO of Sensitec GmbH ). Missing here: Dr. Ronald Lehndorff (Sensitec)


More information in the press release of the TU Kaisserslautern (in German):




Our article Spin-transfer torque based damping control of parametrically excited spin waves in a magnetic insulator has been published in Applied Physics Letters.



The electronic version of our group's Annual Report 2015 is now available for download!



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.


Dr. Andrii Chumak (Photo: Thomas Koziel)




News Archive


Recent Publications

Spin-transfer torque based damping control of parametrically excited spin waves in a magnetic insulator
V. Lauer, D. A. Bozhko, T. Brächer, P. Pirro, V. I. Vasyuchka, A. A. Serga, M. B. Jungfleisch, M. Agrawal, Yu. V. Kobljanskyj, G. A. Melkov, C. Dubs, B. Hillebrands, and A. V. Chumak
Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 012402

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)