CM/BIO/ECE Seminar Series

Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:00pm

Physics Library, Room 223A, Physics Building


Dr. Juan Borge, University of the Basque Country, Spain, presents, "Spin-Orbit Coupling at the Interfaces: A great spin-to-charge converter," Thursday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the Physics Library, Room 223A, Physics Building. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:30pm.

Dr. Juan Borge

The inversion symmetry breaking at the interface between different materials generates strong spin-orbit coupling (SOC). We will study through theoretical models various transport phenomena in metal-metal and metal-oxide and ferromagnet-oxide junctions induced by this interaction. We will study the spin-to-charge, spin-to-spin and charge-to-charge conversion which is produced by this type of interaction. Then we will see how this spin-to-charge conversion occurs in an aluminium-tungsten junction through DFT-based transport calculations.