Spintronics, graphene, and other hot topics in modern solid state physics: Paving the way to advanced electronics

Monday, September 10, 2012 to Friday, September 14, 2012

 

Infotech Oulu Doctoral Program

Spintronics, graphene, and other hot topics in modern solid state physics: Paving the way to advanced electronics

Lecturer: Professor Nikolay A. Pertsev, A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, Russia, and Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Date: September 10 - 14, 2012
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Room: TS3110


This course of lectures is devoted to the physics of novel materials and nanostructures which are promising for the development of advanced electronic devices. It begins with the lecture on low-dimensional electron systems, where special attention is given to interfaces between complex oxides, such as conducting and superconducting interfaces between insulating oxides. The next lecture surveys the unique properties of carbon-based low dimensional systems – graphene and carbon nanotubes – and presents examples of their device applications. The lecture on spintronics describes spin-polarized currents and related phenomena, including the current-induced magnetization switching and domain-wall motion in ferromagnets and the origin of giant magnetoresistance in magnetic multilayers. The fourth lecture is devoted to quantum phenomena in tunnel junctions, being focused on magnetic and superconducting tunnel junctions representing a leading contender for the new generation of non-volatile memories and a promising element for quantum computing, respectively. Finally, strongly correlated electron systems will be discussed, including transition metal oxides, heavy fermion materials, and the debate on electronic correlations in recently discovered iron-based superconductors.


More information: Marina Tyunina

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