Arbeitsgruppe Prof. Hillebrands

Welcome to the magnetism group!

We are dedicated to cutting-edge research in the field of magnonics and related areas combined with excellent teaching.

Magnonics is a subfield of spintronics, which addresses the utilization of the spin degree of freedom for applications in information and communication technologies. We study „magnetic waves“, which are spin waves and their quanta called magnons, and we address new fundamental phenomena and their potential for applications. A particular focus is on macroscopic quantum phenomena such as supercurrents and their utilization, as well as on the development of magnonic devices for the information technology.

Our research is embedded in the Collaborative Research Center 173 „Spin+X“ funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, as well as by several national, European and international projects. We offer opportunities for qualification in the frames of student assistantships, bachelor, master diploma and PhD projects in an international environment.



Cool down fast to advance quantum nanotechnology
Rapidly cooling magnon particles proves a surprisingly effective way to create an elusive quantum state of matter, called a Bose-Einstein condensate. The discovery can help advance quantum physics research and is a step towards the long-term goal of quantum computing at room temperature. [more]



Burkard Hillebrands receives the acatech certificate of membership
On October 15, 2019, during the annual member assembly of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) in Berlin, Burkard Hillebrands received the certificate of membership from the acatech Presidents, Prof. Dieter Spath (left) and Prof. Karl-Heinz Streibich (right). (picture: acatech/D)


Burkard Hillebrands is President of EMA
The General Council of the European Magnetism Association (EMA) held its annual meeting in August 2019. Consistent with the statutes of EMA, the mandate of President Dino Fiorani came to an end. Dino Fiorani has been President for three years, since the very creation of EMA. Burkard Hillebrands, so far Vice-President, has been confirmed to become President of the association for the three years ahead. He will be assisted by Dino Fiorani, who will remain active in international networking, and Olivier Fruchart, who is the newly-elected Vice-President.[more]


News Archive

Recent Publications

Propagation of spin-wave packets in individual nanosized yttrium iron garnet magnonic conduits
B. Heinz, T. Brächer, M. Schneider, Q. Wang, B. Lägel, A. M. Friedel, D. Breitbach, S. Steinert, T. Meyer, M. Kewenig, C. Dubs, P. Pirro, and A. V. Chumak
Nano Lett. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00657 (2020)

Bose–Einstein condensation of quasiparticles by rapid cooling
M. Schneider, T. Brächer, D. Breitbach, V. Lauer, P. Pirro, D. A. Bozhko, H. Yu. Musiienko-Shmarova, B. Heinz, Q. Wang, T. Meyer, F. Heussner, S. Keller, E. Th. Papaioannou, B. Lägel, T. Löber, C. Dubs, A. N. Slavin, V. S. Tiberkevich, A. A. Serga, B. Hillebrands, and A. V. Chumak
Nat. Nanotechnol. DOI: 10.1038/s41565-020-0671-z (2020)

Review on spintronics: Principles and device applications
A. Hirohata , K. Yamada, Y. Nakatani, L. Prejbeanu, B. Diény, P. Pirro, B. Hillebrands
J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 509, 166711 (2020)

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