Workshops » SFB 491
Spintronics with superconductors
Aims and scope of the workshop
November 08. - 09.2007
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Organization and contact

Prof. K. Efetov
Phone: +49234/3224844

Prof. K. Westerholt
Phone: +49234/3223621

Prof. A. Volkov
Phone: +49234/3223751

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Sonderforschungsbereicht 491
D-44780 Bochum
Ferromagnetism (f) and superconductivity (s) are usually considered as anatagonistic in solid state physics i.e. they exclude each other. However, in s/f thin film systems these two types of ordering phenomena may coexist at the interfaces leading to interesting and novel effects such as triplet pairing or the inverse proximity effect. New spintronic devices such as the superconducting spin valve and Josephson junctions with π-coupling are also based on the coexistence of ferromagnetism and superconductivity. This workshop is intended to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians working in this fascinating area of solid state physics and will provide an inspiring overview of recent developments and open questions.
Flyer Spintronics with superconductors &
Preliminary Program

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007
Friday, Nov.9, 2007
8:55 Opening remarks
9:00 Recent experimental results on the superconductor/ferromagnet proximity effect
I. A. Garifullin, Kazan
9:45 Experimental observation of 0-π state coexistence for S⁄F⁄S junctions
Valery Ryazanov, Chernogolovka
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Properties of tunnel Josephson junctions with ferromagnetic interlayers
A. Golubov, Emshede
11:45 Josephson junctions with planar and stepped ferromagnetic barriers
M. Weides, Juelich
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Magnetism induced by superconductivity in superconductor/ferromagnet structures
M. Kharitonov, Bochum
14:45 Possible observation of induced magnetization in Pb-Ni bilayers by spin screening
A. Palevski, Tel Aviv
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Spin switching and spin pumping in S/F heterostructures
J. Aarts, Leiden
16:45 Superconducting spin valve effect in epitaxial Fe/V thin film heterostructures
G. Nowak, Bochum
17:30 Poster session
19:30 Conference dinner
9:00 The half-metallic CrO2 and the spin triplet supercurrent
Teun Klapwijk, Delft
9:45 Interface physics in Superconductor/Ferromagnet devices
M. Eschrig, Karlsruhe
10:30 Experiments with lateral hybrid superconducting/ferromagnetic nanostructures
Victor Petrashov, Egham
11:15 Coffee break
11:45 Magnetism, orbital reconstruction, and covalent bonding at manganate-cuprate interfaces
B. Keimer, Stuttgart
12:30 Conductance of a junction between a normal metal and a Berezinskii superconductor
Y. Fominov, Moscow
13:15 Closing remarks