Theoretical Physics

Researchers in this group are working to understand the physical properties that underpin the development of electronics circuits that are as small as 10 nm. This involves the physical properties of systems that are not as small as a single atom, but small enough that the physical properties can be dramatically different from those in a larger chunk of material.
 
The group has its focus on spintronics and magnetoelectronics. Some of the topics under examination are:

  • Ferromagnets and Antiferromagnets
    • Current-induced torques
    • Spin-pumping
    • Domain walls
    • Skyrmions
    • Magnetization dissipation and fluctuations
  • Superconductors
    • Spin and charge flow in nano-scale hybrid ferromagnet-normal metal-superconductor systems

 

(Arne Brataas)