Seminars & literature chats of the groupNonequilibrium Many-Body Systems”

every working Monday, 10:30, Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, Room 0.0.3

April 12

Andrey Moskalenko

seminar or chat

April 19

Yaroslav Pavlyukh

seminar or chat

April 26

Ulf Saalmann (guest speaker; MPIPKS, Dresden)

Talk on „Formation of novel nanoplasmas in atomic clusters

May 3

Zhen Gang Zhu

seminar or chat

May 10

Alex Matos-Abiague (guest speaker; AG Spintronik, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Regensburg)

Talk on „Spin-orbit coupling effects in semiconductor and hybrid heterostructures
Abstract: see below the schedule

May 17

Georgo Metalidis (guest speaker;
Institut für Theoretische Festkörperphysik,
Universität Karlsruhe)


May 24

Alexander Sukhov

seminar or chat

May 31

Berlinson  Dominikus Napitu

seminar or chat

June 7

Chenglong Jia

seminar or chat

June 14

Anita Thakur

seminar or chat

June 21

Sergey Mikhailov (guest speaker; Institute for Physics, University of Augsburg)
Talk on “Linear and nonlinear electrodynamics of graphene

June 28

Koray Köksal

seminar or chat

July 5

Jamal Berakdar

seminar or chat


Abstract of the talk of Dr. Alex Matos-Abiague: The symmetry and origin of spin-orbit coupling (SOC) fields at semiconductor and hybrid (ferromagnet/semiconductor) interfaces is investigated. It is shown that the specific angular dependence of the tunneling anisotropic magnetoresistance (TAMR) in magnetic tunnel junctions is determined by the symmetry of the SOC fields. Tunnel junctions with different configurations regarding composition, growth direction, and/or strain are discussed. Some theoretical predictions of the angular dependence of the TAMR and comparison with available experimental data are presented. The current-driven spin torque induced by the SOC in a single ferromagnetic layer is also addressed. In particular, we show how the current-flow direction can be used as a control parameter for generating magnetization switching and dynamics. Finally, some manifestations of the SOC on many-body phenomena in 2D semiconductor systems are briefly discussed with emphasis on the anisotropic plasmon filtering effect and the beating of Friedel oscillations.