Orbitronics: from Topological Matter to next Level Electronics

Workshop, July 19th - 22nd 2022

This workshop aims to boost the new field of orbitronics – a next generation device technology which utilizes the orbital current as an information carrier. The orbital current is expected to be crucial in understanding physical properties of topological matters and to interact with various orders and quasi-particle excitations in nontrivial ways, which may shed lights on unresolved puzzles in correlated matters and lead to discoveries of exotic quantum phenomena. The workshop highlights the emerging concept of the orbital current from the perspective of topology and strong correlation, which are two major pillars of contemporary condensed matter physics, and seek for a novel route to achieving orbitronic devices with different materials such as van der Waals 2D materials, topological matters, oxides, surfaces and interfaces. This would not only have significant impact on next-generation of spin-torque-based memories and devices but also open a new venue for spintronics and valleytronics. The envisioned impact of the workshop is to review status-of-the-art and to discuss challenges and future directions of orbitronics by gathering both young and renowned researchers from condensed matter physics, material science, and nanotechnology.

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.



Dongwook Go, Jülich Research Centre
Henri Jaffrès, CNRS-Thales
Tatiana G. Rappoport, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Invited Speakers

Ahmet Avsar, Newcastle University
Sayantika Bhowal, ETH Zurich
Luis Canonico, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Gyung-Min Choi, Sungkyunkwan University
Marcio Costa, Fluminense Federal University
Paul M. Haney, NIST
Junyeon Kim, RIKEN
Mathias Kläui, JGU
Kyung-Jin Lee, KAIST
Hyun-Woo Lee, POSTECH
Jieun Lee, Seoul National University
Srijani Mallik, CNRS-Thales
Maria Teresa Mercaldo, University of Salerno
Yuriy Mokrousov, Forschungszentrum Jülich/JGU
Peter Oppeneer, Uppsala University
Jagoda Slawinska, University of Groningen
Ivo Souza, Universidad del País Vasco
Sergio Valenzuela, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
David Vanderbilt, Rutgers University
Sara Varotto, CNRS-Thales
Giovanni Vignale , University of Missouri
Laurent Vila, Spintec, Univ. Grenoble Alpes