Workshops » SFB 491
International Workshop on
Spin Dynamics in Nanomagnets:
"Dissipative versus Non-Dissipative Processes"
  SFB  445  

Organization Committee:

Baberschke, K. (Freie Universität Berlin)

Farle, M. (Universität Duisburg-Essen)

Lindner, J. (Universität Duisburg-Essen)

for information:
Mrs. Grubba ( teamassistenz.agfarle(at) )
  Tel.: +49 203 379 3145

Monday 18.10. (12:00) – Wednesday 20.10.2010 (13:00)
Venue: Wolfsburg, Falkenweg 6, 45478 Mulheim, Germany
(near Campus Duisburg, Universitat Duisburg-Essen)

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Understanding “spin dynamics” in nanomagnets requires a detailed knowledge of the precessional motion of the magnetization vector, involving the conditions for spin wave generation and dispersions and different relaxation channels after excitation. This workshop intends to bring together experts from various research areas in theory as well as in experiment (resonance, spin-torque, spin-injection, magnetic reversal, non-linear dynamics) to discuss the different modes of magnetic damping, relaxation and magnon scattering with special emphasis on nanomagnetic objects. Topics will address linear versus non-linear effects, spin-spin versus spin-orbit driven mechanisms, frequency- versus time-domain measurements, ground state magnetism versus magnetism in an excited state. Special emphasis will be put on the classification in dissipative and non-dissipative mechanisms in regard to the energy of the spin system.

Katholische Akademie "Die Wolfsburg";
Falkenweg 6, 45478 Mulheim an der Ruhr, Tel.: 0208/99919-0 ,

The workshop will be held in the Wolfsburg. The building lies near to the river Ruhr – in the middle of one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas of Europe – in a large forest bordering between the cities of Duisburg and Mülheim an der Ruhr and near to Düsseldorf, Essen and Oberhausen. The area is host to the European
Capital of Culture RUHR 2010
offering almost daily cultural events and highlights during the year.
In 1906 constructed, the building served as an exclusive hotel. The name („wolfs castle“ ) reflects the existence of wolfs in the surrounding forests till the beginning of the 19th century. Since 1960 it serves as a modern venue for workshops and seminars within walking distance of the campus of the university of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).

Arrival by train: Main Railway station “Duisburg Hauptbahnhof” (, Tram 901 direction “Mulheim an der Ruhr”.

Arrival by Plane: Airport Dusseldorf (DUS) and taxi (about 30 €) or Airport Frankfurt and high speed train (ICE) to “Duisburg Hauptbahnhof”
Monday, 18.10.2010
18.10. 08:00 - 12:00                       Check In                          
  12:00 - 13:00 Lunch,
  13:00 - 13:30 Welcome drinks
1 13:30 - 14:15 Baberschke K.
Freie Universität Berlin
Spin dynamics measured in various experiments: A review
2 14:30 - 15:15 Nowak, U.
Spin dynamics at finite temperatures: dissipation and fluctuations
  15:30 - 16:00 Discussion with speakers
  16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
3 16:30 - 16:55 Lenz, K.
Morphology induced magnetic anisotropy and damping of thin films on nanoscale ripples
4 17:00 - 17:25 Silva, T.
Evidence of slow relaxing impurity damping in Co2MnGe thin films
5 17:30 - 17:55 Grundler, D.
Anisotropic Propagation and Damping of Spin Waves in a Nanopatterned Antidot Lattice
  18:00 - 18:30 Discussion with speakers
  18:30 - 20:00 Dinner
  20:00 - 22:00 Posters and Discussions
Tuesday, 19.10.2010
6 8:30 - 9:15 Rasing, Th.
Controlling Spins with Light: challenges and opportunities
7 9:30 - 9:55 Chubykalo-Fesenko, O.
Linking the ultra-fast demagnetization rates within the Landau-Lifshitz-Bloch model.
  10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
8 10:30 - 10:55 Bovensiepen, U.
Spin-lattice coupling in lanthanides probed in the time domain on pico- and femtosecond scales
9 11:00 - 11:25 Khalil Zakeri-Lori
Magnons in Ultrathin Ferromagnets
10 11:30 - 11:55 Ebert, H.
Ab-initio calculation of the Gilbert damping parameter α for transition metal alloys by means of linear response theory
  12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
11 14:00 - 14:45 Braun, H. B
Nonlinear excitations in nanomagnets – from superparamagnetism to spin currents
12 15:00 - 15:25 Demokritov, S.
Nonlinear spin-wave nano-optics
  15:30 - 16:00 Discussion with speakers
  16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
13 16:30 - 16:55 Wegrowe, J.-E.
Mesoscopic Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of The Ferromagnetic Degrees of Freedom
14 17:00 - 17:25 Kachkachi, H.
Intrinsic mechanisms of magnetization reversal in single nanoclusters
15 17:30 - 18:00 Münzenberg, M
Access to microscopic spin-flip processes in permalloy doped films and half metals using ultrafast lasers
  19:00 - 22:00 Workshop Dinner
Wednesday, 20.10.2010
16 08:30 – 08:55 D’Aquino, M.
Stability of magnetization oscillations driven by spin-polarized currents
17 09:00 - 10:00 Goulon, J.
(ESRF, Grenoble)
Advances in X-ray Detected Magnetic Resonance
  10:00 - 11:30 Podium Discussion, Networking
  11:30 - 13:00 Checkout Departure