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Upcoming talks:
Prof. Dr. Sándor Bordács (BUTE, Budapest)
Detection of antiferromagnetic domains by optical magnetoelectric effect

One of the main motivation behind the current interest in multiferroics is that they can be building blocks of low-energy consumption nonvolatile memory devices. In this talk, I will demonstrate that simple optical absorption spectroscopy can be used to identify magnetoelectric (ME) antiferromagnetic (AFM) domains of LiCoPO4. In case of the THz spin-wave excitations this unusual contrast arising from the optical magnetoelectric effect as confirmed by our microscopic model, which also captures the characteristics of the observed static ME effect. Since these domains and the absorption difference are also present in zero magnetic field it may promote the development of ME memory devices based on AFM insulators.

Sonderseminar TRR80, room: S-403
Prof. Roland Wiesendanger (Universität Hamburg)
Emerging exotic states in atomic-scale magnet-superconductor hybrid systems
Physikalisches Kolloquium, room: T-1004

Physik-Bachelor und -Master reakkreditiert

On the basis of the successful on-site review meeting in December 2015, the accreditation of our B.Sc. and M.Sc. 'Physics' was extended by ASIIN, thereby confirming the high quality of our study programs. - Meanwhile (as of 30 Sep 2016) the accreditation was extended until 2022, i.e., the maximally possible duration.