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3rd ICMAB SCHOOL ON FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE AND CONDENSED MATTER
TOPOLOGICAL INTERFACES 2024

School on Rashba and Berry physics in quantum confined systems


30 and 31 May 2024 at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

Registration will open from 15th April to 19th May 2024

Welcome to TOPOLOGICAL INTERFACES 2024, a new school within the ICMAB Series of Schools on Frontiers in Materials Science and Condensed Matter.

This is the 3rd Edition of “ICMAB Schools on Frontiers in Materials Science and Condensed Matter”. Previous editions were “Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (https://arpes2023.icmab.es/)” and “Orbital currents in solids (https://orbitalcurrents2023.icmab.es/)”

Electronic correlations and spin–orbit interactions offer an interesting avenue to fundamental physics and novel device concepts. Remarkably, the strong interplay of spin and orbital degrees of freedom may lead, in some cases, to topological features in the bandstructures. In this situation, Berry curvatures emerge in momentum space, resulting, e.g., in anomalous Hall effect. These phenomena, and their intricate interplay, may enable the development of novel device concepts for spintronics and optoelectronic applications. Hence, harnessing orbital and spin degrees of freedom, especially in quantum confined electronic systems, is a great opportunity to develop new paradigms for fundamental and applied science.

The school on TOPOLOGICAL INTERFACES 2024 offers a great and exciting opportunity to learn and understand the basis of Rashba and Berry physics with the focus on two-dimensional electronic systems. The school will allow to understand the very basic foundations of these effects from lecturers that are at the forefront of this fast developing research field. The lectures aim to provide clues for understanding to newcomers to the field and are intended to be self-contained to allow a smooth progression of understanding. Hands-on experiments will allow attendants to see how some experiments are carried out to determine Rashba coefficients and evaluation of spin-charge conversion parameters.

To attend the TOPOLOGICAL INTERFACES 2024 Severo Ochoa ICMAB School participants should register as indicated. The school will be hybrid: both in-person and online registrations are open.

Instructions to obtain a certificate of attendance will be indicated after the registration is open.