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Magnetic insulator spintronics: from magnon spin currents to black holes

November 6, 2017 - 11:00am
Speaker: 
Rembert Duine
Institution: 
Utrecht

Magnons are the bosonic quanta of spin waves - oscillations in the magnetization direction in magnets. In this talk I will discuss recent developments in spintronics that concern magnon spin transport through magnetic insulators. In particular, I will focus on nanostructures that consist of magnetic insulators coupled to metallic reservoirs. These act as injectors and detectors of spin currents. After reviewing recent experimental results, e.g. on room-temperature long-distance spin transport, I will outline our current theoretical understanding of these systems. Based on this, I will discuss theoretical predictions for superfluid spin transport, topological spin transport, and spin transport in magnonic Mott insulators. Finally, I will outline our proposal for implementing black-hole horizons for magnons.

Atlantic 2400
College Park, MD 20742