3 December 2012, 9 am
520th Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar "Spin-orbit driven transverse transport phenomena"
VENUE: Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
DATE: 3rd - 6th of December 2012
The role of the spin-orbit interaction for electron transport in solids has been established for scattering effects and even for ideal crystals.
Furthermore, the fundamental theory based on geometrical, or, Berry phases shed new light on the understanding of the electron dynamics induced by spin-orbit interaction.
In the past decade, the diversity of the spin-orbit driven transverse transport phenomena, which are traditionally associated with 130-years-old anomalous Hall effect, increased drastically owing to the experimental discovery of the spin Hall effect and topological insulators. Recent breakthroughs in transverse thermoelectronics bring the field to a completely different level with respect to its importance for dissipationless spintronics and "green" technology. Currently, the field of transverse transport is at its boiling point, with more and more phenomena being brewed and discovered.
In this seminar we want to bring together most prominent experts in the field of transverse transport, theoreticians as well as experimentalists, in order to stimulate intensive exchange of expertise, understanding and ideas in the field, accelerating thus its development.
We would like to make a particular accent on the educational side of the seminar, providing a unique opportunity for young scientists from Germany and Europe to get acquainted with the modern concepts in this area of physics.
Day 1. The Anomalous Hall Effect
Day 2. The Spin Hall Effect
Day 3. Transverse thermoelectrics
Day 4. Quantized topological transport
There are 15 open slots for half-an-hour long contributed talks. We encourage submission of abstracts for contributed talks, keeping the right to select the presentations which are most suited for the event.
Each participant is strongly encouraged to present a poster (the poster session is planned at the end of Day 2). Please note that the number of participants is limited to about 70.
More information about the seminar, the venue, the program as well as registration and/or abstract submission can be found on the following site:
We look forward to welcoming you in Bad Honnef!
Please contact Martin Gradhand for further information.