2D van der Waals Spin Systems

On-line Workshop, August 4th - 7th 2020

Layered van der Waals (vdW) materials have provided new research avenues of condensed matter physics as well as applied physics since these materials at the mono-layer limit show novel electronic, optical and topologically-protected states, which do not arise in its bulk forms.

The successful realization of 2D-layered vdW ferromagnetic materials in 2017 connected the topic of 2D vdW magnets to spintronics. This has allowed us to explore novel spintronic effects, the fundamentals physics of 2D magnetism, as well as control of magnetism by external stimuli such as electric field, current and mechanical strain.

The timely workshop will address key questions such as, what is spin dynamics properties at the truly one-monolayer limit?; Can we apply the same spin transport theories to materials at the 2D limit?; What novel spintronic and magnonic phenomena belongs only to the 2D-magnets and/or multi-layers with them?

This workshop will bridge across different areas of modern condensed matter physics and materials science, specifically the vast research field of 2D materials and the spintronics field that exploits spin degree of freedom in non-2D systems.

This workshop is organized by SPICE as part of the Gutenberg International Conference Center (GICC) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The GICC is funded through the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) university allowance in the Excellence Strategy program and aims at fostering JGU as a national and international research hub. By organizing regular conferences and workshops in fields of excellent JGU research, the GICC provides a platform to build interest networks and collaborations – to promote exchange and dialog among academics and research groups from all over the world.

The workshop will take place online. There will be also an on-line poster session. 



Goki Eda, National University of Singapore
Hidekazu Kurebayashi, University College London
Stephan Roche, ICN2

Invited Speakers

Ahmet Avsar, EPFL
Matthias Batzill, University of South Florida
Amilcar Bedoya-Pinto, Max Planck Institute, Halle
Kenneth Burch, Boston University
Hyeonsik Cheong, Sogang University
José Hugo Garciá, ICN2
Cheng Gong, Maryland University
Wei Han, Peking University
Young Hee Lee, Sungkyunkwan University
Angela R. Hight Walker, NIST
Alexey Kaverzin, Groningen University
Phil King, University of St Andrews
Maciej Koperski, National University of Singapore
Efrat Lifshitz, Technion
Masaki Nakano, University of Tokyo
Tatiana Rappoport, UFRJ
Tobias Roedel, Nature
Jing Shi, UC Riverside
Juan Sierra, ICN2
Simran Singh, Carnegie Mellon University
David Soriano, Radboud University
Bart van Wees, University of Groningen
Ivan Verzhbitskiy, National University of Singapore
Adam Wei Tsen, University of Waterloo
Kang Wang, UCLA
Jing Wang, Fudan University
Seonghoon Woo, IBM
Hyunsoo Yang, National University of Singapore
Jianting Ye, Groningen University