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.



Magnonic nano-fibers opens the way towards new type of computers
A critical advancement in the field of ultralow power computation using magnetic waves is reported by a joint team from Kaiserslautern, Jena and Vienna in the journal Nano Letters. [Press Release]


Unconventional spin currents in magnetic films
Our paper "Unconventional spin currents in magnetic films" by D. A. Bozhko,
H. Yu. Musiienko-Shmarova, V. S. Tiberkevich, et al., freshly published in Physical Review Research, has been selected as an Editors’ Suggestion.
Traditionally, it was assumed that a spin wave in a magnetic film with spin-sink-free surfaces can transfer energy and angular momentum only along its propagation direction. In this work, we show, that also a transverse spin current, perpendicular to the film plane, can be generated without any corresponding transverse transport of energy. We used wavevector-resolved Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy in combination with a theory of dipole-exchange spin-wave spectra.
We especially acknowledge the contribution of our former group member,
Dr. Dmytro A. Bozhko, currently Assistant Professor at Colorado State University at Colorado Springs (USA).
Open access paper link: Phys. Rev. Research 2, 023324 (2020)


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]



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Recent Publications

Optical Elements for Anisotropic Spin-Wave Propagation
M. Vogel, P. Pirro, B. Hillebrands and G. von Freymann
Appl. Phys. Lett. 116, 262404 (2020)

Unconventional spin currents in magnetic films
D. A. Bozhko, H. Yu. Musiienko-Shmarova, V. S. Tiberkevich, A. N. Slavin, I. I. Syvorotka, B. Hillebrands, and A. A. Serga
Phys. Rev. Research 2, 023324 (2020)

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. 20, 4220 (2020)

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