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Location
SHL215
Speaker
Dr. Igor Barsukov, University of California
Host
Jungfleisch

Injection of a pure spins current into a magnetic insulator modifies the chemical potential of magnons and can lead to intriguing phenomena such as long-range spin transport and magnon condensation. We study nanowires fabricated from a bilayer of a metallic ferromagnet and an insulating ferrimagnet. Via interlayer exchange coupling, magnons can be thermally transferred from one layer into another, constituting a pure spin current. The injection generates a non-equilibrium population of incoherent magnons.

Location
215 Sharp Lab
Speaker
So Takei, CUNY
We propose two platforms for realizing macroscopic spintronics qubits. The first prototype magnetic quantum information processing device, based on spin superfluidity and spin Hall phenomena, realizes the spin-supercurrent analog of the superconducting phase qubit, and allows for full electrical control and readout. The second device stores a quantum state in a topological defect of a magnetic insulator and realizes the magnetic analog of the three-level rf-SQUID qubit.
Location
SHL215
Speaker
Sergey Frolov
Host
Nikolic
Majorana fermions are non-trivial quantum excitations that have remarkable topological properties and can be used to protect quantum information against decoherence. Tunneling spectroscopy measurements on one-dimensional superconducting hybrid materials have revealed signatures of Majorana fermions which are the edge states of a bulk topological superconducting phase. We couple strong spin-orbit semiconductor InSb nanowires to conventional superconductors (NbTiN, Al) to obtain additional signatures of Majorana fermions and to explore the topological phase transition.
Date
Time
2:30PM
Location
SHL215
Speaker
Dr. Dmytro A. Bozhko, University of Kaiserslautern
Host
Jungfleisch

Finding new ways for fast and efficient processing and transfer of data is one the most challenging tasks nowadays. Elementary spin excitations - magnons (spin wave quanta) - open up a very promising direction of high-speed and low-power information processing [1]. Magnons are bosons, and thus they are able to form spontaneously a spatially extended, coherent ground state, a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), which can be established independently of the magnon excitation mechanism even at room temperature.