Die internationalen Gäste kamen zur Tagung nach Kaiserslautern. Foto: TUK
More than 80 scientists from different disciplines to include physics, engineering and material science descended upon Kaiserslautern between May 28-30 for a high caliber conference of the theme “New Concept Spintronic Devices “. The conference was held at the BIC Business and Innovation Center in Kaiserslautern and facilitated the exchange of the newest result from the research and developments in spintronic components for computer chips and sensors.
This conference was planned by physicists from the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) within the framework of their international collaborative partnership with Sendai University, Japan and The University of York, England. This cooperation is an ongoing one between TUK and their counterparts from Sendai University, Japan and The University of York, England. The basis of this cooperation is the Japanese/British/German so-called “Core-to-Core” program, which on the German side is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The Core-to-Core program initiative is aimed at bringing together leading research groups based on the so-called “Best with Best” principle.
The aim of the conference was to show new trends in spintronics, namely new materials for nano-spintronic devices, the manipulation of the spin at ultrafast time-scales for ultrafast data storage chips for information technology, as well as for the transformation of the spin using heat, light and electric field.
Research into this theme is being conducted at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern within the framework of the collaborative research center ("Spin+X" (SFB/TRR 173), funded by the German Research Foundation since 2016 and the State Research Initiative Center “OPTIMAS”, among others.
The conference was organized by Prof. Burkard Hillebrands along with his colleague Jun. Prof. Evangelos Papaioannou. Among the high caliber guests were Professor Hideo Ohno, the new President of Tohoku University in Sendai, and Professor Kevin O’Grady from the University of York, who gave an opening lecture on the subject of “Ferrofluids” at the Physics Colloquium.
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