Spin+X – Spin in its collective environment

The Transregional Collaborative Research Center 173 Spin+X investigates spin properties from various perspectives and by connecting several scientific disciplines. Its research encompasses the whole range of spin research spanning from microscopic properties, to emergent spin phenomena and to the coupling to the macroscopic world. This constitutes a new discipline that we refer to as Advanced Spin Engineering, which seeks to create new functionalities based on spin physics. Spin+X builds on an outstanding research infrastructure in physics and chemistry at TUK and JGU, as well as in engineering at TUK, which are at the forefront of spin-related science and technology.


Felix Büttner receives Walter Schottky Award from the German Physical Society

© Felix Büttner Photo from www.dpg-physik.de/

Felix Büttner was selected this year for the Walter Schottky award for his contributions to spin-orbitronics and topologically non-trivial spin structures. Felix did his PhD in the Graduate School of Excellence Materials Science in Mainz under the supervision of M. Kläui together with S. Eisebitt from Berlin. He has contributed to a number of key publications in the field of antisymmetric Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interactions leading to skyrmions and manipulation of skyrmions by spin-orbitronic effects. This work is pursued in Mainz as part of Project A01 of the CRC TRR173 Spin+X.

The Walter Schottky Prize is awarded every year by the German Physical Society (DPG). It honours an oustanding young physicist with key contributions to condensed matter physics. More information can be found at: https://www.dpg-physik.de/auszeichnungen/dpg-preise/walter-schottky-preis/preistraeger

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