Nanomagnetism in 3D

Workshop, April 30th - May 2nd 2024

The scientific and technological exploration of three-dimensional magnetic nanostructures is an emerging research field with exciting novel physical phenomena, originating from the increased complexity in spin textures, topology, and frustration in three dimensions. Tailored three-dimensional nanomagnetic structures, including in artificial spin ice systems or magnonics will enable novel applications in magnetic sensor and information processing technologies with improved energy efficiency, processing speed, functionalities, and miniaturization of future spintronic devices. Another approach to explore and harness the full three-dimensional space is to use curvature as a design parameter, where the local curvature impacts physical properties across multiple length scales, ranging from the macroscopic to the nanoscale at interfaces and inhomogeneities in materials with structural, chemical, electronic, and magnetic short-range order. In quantum materials, where correlations, entanglement, and topology dominate, the local curvature opens the path to novel phenomena that have recently emerged and could have a dramatic impact on future fundamental and applied studies of materials. Particularly, magnetic systems hosting non-collinear and topological states and 3D magnetic nanostructures strongly benefit from treating curvature as a new design parameter to explore prospective applications in the magnetic field and stress sensing, micro-robotics, and information processing and storage.
Exploring 3d nanomagnetism requires advances in modelling/theory, synthesis/fabrication, and state-of-the-art nanoscale characterization techniques to understand, realize and control the properties, behavior, and functionalities of these novel magnetic nanostructures.
This workshop will bring together experts from different areas in the magnetism community to discuss the challenges and opportunities of expanding nanomagnetism towards the third dimension.

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.


Adekunle Adeyeye, Durham University
Peter Fischer, LBNL/UCSC

Invited Speakers

Will Branford, Imperial College London
Andrii Chumak, University of Vienna
Vincent Cros, Laboratoire Albert Fert, CNRS/Thales
Claire Donnelly, MPI CPfS
Amalio Fernandez-Pacheco, TU Wien
Giovanni Finocchio, University of Messina
Olivier Fruchart, CNRS
Sinéad Griffin, LBNL
Gianluca Gubbiotti, CNR-IOM
Riccardo Hertel, CNRS
Laura Jane Heyderman, ETH Zurich - PSI
Benjamin Jungfleisch, University of Delaware
Joo-Von Kim, CNRS
Sam Ladak, Cardiff University
Kai Liu, Georgetown University
Denys Makarov, HZDR
Stuart Parkin, MPI Halle
Charudatta M Phatak, ANL/NWU
Philipp Rybakov, Uppsala University
Shinichiro Seki, University of Tokyo
Denis Sheka, KNU
Riccardo Tomasello, Polytechnic University of Bari
Jiadong Zang, University of New Hampshire