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Stimuli responsive polymersomes: Small Angle Neutron Scattering studies
May 27 14:30 - 15:30
- Diblock copolymers can self-assemble in solution in stable and robust polymersomes (vesicles),...
To deuterate or not to deuterate? That is the question
June 03 14:30 - 15:30
- Accepted wisdom when performing diffraction experiments with neutrons is to deuterate the...
Static and dynamic properties of a strong-leg spin-ladder
June 17 14:30 - 15:30
- The AF S = 1/2 Heisenberg spin ladder belongs to the simplest quantum magnets, yet disclosing the...
ERC-Advanced Grant for research on magnetic vortices
Prof. Dr. Christian Pfleiderer at the chair of experimental physics E 21 of the TUM physics department receives a European grant for the research on stable magnetic vortices using neutrons.
The 5-year project "Topological Spin Solitons for Information Technology“ is funded by 2.2 million Euros in an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). The physicist wants to examine on the one hand, which material and structural classes display these novel magnetic vortices. Christian Pfleiderer will use neutron scattering instruments at the FRM II neutron source for this objective. On the other hand, the physical properties and the potential application, for example in information technology, shall be identified.
Christian Pfleiderer and his team had discovered the novel form of magnetic order consisting of magnetic vortices in 2009 using neutrons at the FRM II. While this work triggered high interest not only in the scientific world, the second discovery of Pfleiderers group followed: Again using neutron scattering, they showed that the magnetic vortices could be moved by a very low electric current. Since then the magnetic vortices are promising candidates for applications, which could revolutionize the information technology.