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Magnonic devices have the potential to revolutionize the electronics industry

Qi Wang and Andrii Chumak of the University of Vienna and Philipp Pirro of TU Kaiserslautern, have significantly accelerated the design of versatile magnonic devices using an optimization algorithm. Their "inverse design" of magnonic devices is now published in Nature Communications.

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“The 2021 Magnonics Roadmap” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

This is a topical review paper in which world’s leading experts in the field of magnonics review and discuss the current status, as well as present their vision of future perspectives of this rather young research field.

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"A magnonic directional coupler for integrated magnonic half-adders" is published in Nature Electronics
In a collaboration with our former group member Prof. Andrii Chumak (now at the University of Vienna), we have succeeded in constructing the basic building block for a novel computer circuit: Instead of electrons, magnons in nanoformat take over the transfer of information. The so-called "magnonic half adder", which is described in the journal Nature Electronics, requires only three nanowires and much less energy than modern computer chips.
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Review: "Opportunities and challenges for spintronics in the microelectronics industry“ is published in Nature Electronics
Together with many colleagues from all over Europe, we review recent developments in spintronics that could soon have an impact on the microelectronics and information technology industry. We highlight and explore four key areas: magnetic memories, magnetic sensors, radio-frequency and microwave devices, and logic and non-Boolean devices. We also discuss the challenges—at both the device and the system level—that need be addressed in order to integrate spintronic materials and functionalities into mainstream microelectronic platforms. [View paper online]


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]


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]


Best Poster Award

Our poster "Separation of the two-magnon scattering contribution to damping for the determination of the spin mixing conductance", presented by Dr. Andrés Conca, has received a Poster Award at the Symposium of Magnetic Multilayers (MML 2019) in Madrid.


2018 Chinese Government Student Award

Our PhD student Qi Wang was awarded the “2018 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad" which is considered as one of the highest student awards given by the Chinese government. The award ceremony took place at the Chinese Embassy in Berlin on Sunday, May 05, 2019.



Our group together with the group of Dr. Martin Aeschlimann and our partners from the network "Magnetism in the Greater Region" have received the Interregional Science Award of the Greater Region 2018. The aim of the network, which includes also partners from France, Luxembourg and Belgium is to research magnetic phenomena in order to make them usable for industry. The 35,000 Euro prize is awarded to research teams from the Greater Region who profitably use the cross-border context to implement their research projects. The funds will be used to enhance the collaboration within magnetism research and outreach in the Greater Region.[more]

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