Department of Magnetism
The department of magnetism concentrates on research in the following topics:
- Nanomagnetism/magnetization dynamics, where the fast switching of the magnetic properties in nanostructures is explored
- Interface magnetism, where we investigate the effects of structural defects on the magnetic properties at interfaces
- Magnonics, where spinwaves and their interactions are investigated
- Magnetic functional materials
- Spin textures
- Curvilinear micromagnetism
In the mentioned areas basic as well as application oriented research is targeted. External funding is acquired at the Helmholtz-Association (HGF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and the European Commission (EC). For informations about people, equipment, recent research, or publications please follow the menu to the left. News and upcoming events are listed at the margin to the right.
Spintronics: Highly Efficient Structures for Tomorrow's Information Technology
To manage the large data streams of the future we need new strategies and solutions that are more energy-efficient, which means avoiding the build-up of heat and enabling a faster data rate. At the HZDR research is focusing on one electron property in particular: the magnetic spin.