Department Spin and Topology in Quantum Materials
The department "Magnetisation Dynamics" (Materials for Green Spintronics and now: Spin and Topology in Quantum Materials) and its name have a long history dating back to the times of BESSY I. Today, it covers in its in-house research practically all basic phenomena that lay the ground for a future spintronics and investigate them at various length, time, energy and temperature scales. These are one the one hand exchange-induced effects such as ferromagnetism and on the one hand spin-orbit-induced effects such Rashba effects as well as the combination of both as in magnetic anisotropies.
Figure: The movie shows images of the magnetization reversal in a ferromagnetic Co layer in contact with antiferromagnetic FeMn.