Workshop on Magnetic Adatoms as Building Blocks for Quantum Magnetism August 2015

August 17th-20th 2015

The communities of quantum magnetism and surface nanomagnetism have been, so far, two different worlds, without many common interests and problems.  Recent developments in scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) now permit probing and fabricating spin chains and many other artificial spin systems, providing a new ground to explore quantum magnetism phenomena.  The potential  synergy that this approach can bring forward has been illustrated by the recent observation of Majorana quasiparticles on nanoengineered  spin chains by means of STM spectroscopy.