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Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures
Gordon Research Conference

Conference Information

Status

Active

Initial Year

2013

Discipline

Physical

Categories

Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

Advances in the fabrications and characterization of magnetic structures and devices brought us to the brink of full control and technological applications of the intrinsic dynamics of the magnetic order parameter on nanometer length scales. The time is therefore ripe to expect breakthroughs of our fundamental understanding of the excited states of a fascinating many-body system.

The magnetization order parameter is non-volatile and magnetoelectronic devices are ‘instant-on’, thereby offering tremendous potential for conserving energy as compared to conventional CMOS electronics. Heat management such as spot cooling by spin based Peltier effects and novel heat scavenging strategies are offered by the spin Seebeck effect. Possible applications depend on the above-mentioned breakthrough in our understanding of the controlled manipulation of small magnets on short time and length scales. Such a deep fundamental understanding is therefore essential for future high density data storage and processing as well as green information technologies.

Traditionally, magnetizations have only been manipulated by external magnetic fields. Only recently it has been discovered that various different probes are faster and scalable, such as the charge and heat current driven spin-transfer torques, polarized fs laser pulses, or mechanical actuation. We believe that there is an urgent need to bring together researchers with different backgrounds who strive to obtain identical goals, viz. understanding the excited states of magnetic nanostructures. This GRC will gather experimental, computational, and theoretical physicists from academia and industry with backgrounds in optics, mechanics, electronics and thermoelectrics to exchange ideas and to discuss the most recent progress and pressing problems.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2017 Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures
Science and Applications of Spin Textures and Spin Currents
Jul 16-21 Les Diablerets Conference Center Stuart Parkin
2015 Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures
Nanoscale Spintronics with Magnons, Phonons, and Photons
Jul 26-31 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Gerrit E. W. Bauer
2013 Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures Aug 18-23 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Xiang Rong Wang
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