Symposium D is addressed to all scientists who do not only focus on the use of the electric charge of the electron but are also interested in the spin degree of freedom. This is of particular importance today as the conventional silicon-based electronics is now facing barriers of fundamental nature that impede further miniaturisation. In view of the ongoing research into new materials for application in magnetoelectronis, Symposium D is expected to bring together scientists who are active in this modern and exciting field of science and provide an opportunity to present recent developments and outline future research areas in the electronic and magnetic properties of a vast class of materials and nanomagnetic systems such as thin films, multilayers, intermetallic compounds, granular composites, fine-particle and molecular systems (including carbon and other nanotubes) and quantum dots. Therefore, Symposium D is a multidisciplinary meeting, addressed to scientists interested in the development of spin electronics from electrical engineering, materials sciences, solid state chemistry and physics, both theoretical and experimental.
Theoretical and experimental works to be presented at Symposium D should focus on the magnetic and transport phenomena in nanoscale structures and on heterostructures containing ferromagnetic species. There will be also place to discuss physical phenomena connected with magnetic nanocontacts, materials showing GMR (giant magnetoresistance) or CMR (colossal magnetoresistance), structures with TMR (tunnel magnetoresistance), spin injection and current-induced switching of magnetization and microscopic methods for characterization of magnetic nanostructures and their dynamics.
The symposium shall take a form of a discussion following of invited lectures, oral communications and poster presentations covering the following topics:
K. Baberschke, Institut für Experimentalphysik, Freie
Universität Berlin, Germany
J. Barnaś, Institute of Physics UAM and Institute of Molecular Physics PAN, Poznań, Poland
J.-M. Broto, Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Pulsés, Toulouse, France
B. Bułka, Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), Poznań, Poland
A. Fert, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/THALES, Orsay, France
H. Lachowicz, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
I. Mertig, Fachbereich Physik, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
K.H. Müller, Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Germany
R.L. Stamps, School of Physics, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
F. Stobiecki, Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań
A. Fert, "Spin transport in semiconductors between a magnetic
source and a drain"
Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/THALES, Orsay, France
J. Barnaś,"From Giant magnetoresistance to current-induced
magnetic switching and excitations in magnetic structures"
Institute of Physics UAM and Institute of Molecular Physics PAS, Poznań, Poland
V.K. Dugaev, "Current-induced spin torque and the domain wall dynamics in magnetic nanowires"
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Chernovtsy, Ukraine
C. Felser, "Properties of Co 2YZ Heusler compounds"
Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, University of Mainz, Germany
R. Ferreira, "Magnetoelectronic devices: heads, memories and sensors"
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Microsistemas & Nanotecnologia, Lisbon, Portugal
A. Hütten, "Spin-injection devices with half-metallic Heusler alloys"
Department of Physics, University of Bielefeld, Germany
A. Mycielski, "Applications of the II-VI semimagnetic semiconductors"
Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Ulrich K. Rößler, "Magnetic structures and magnetization processes in layered systems with antiferromagnetic couplings"
Institut fuer Metallische Werkstoffe, IFW, Dresden, Germany
The length of invited and contributed papers should be 5 and 3 journal printed pages, respectively. Note that 3 double-spaced A4 page in the manuscript, including references, tables and figures (in the 1:1 printing scale), are approximately 1 final journal page. During the symposium referee reports will be delivered to the corresponding authors. Final version of the manuscripts must be submitted by end of September 2005.