Materials Innovation
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Spin Conversion Phenomena in Spin Orbit Materials


Since the discovery of giant magnetoresistance, spintronics research has been evolving and has reached a new phase in which the concept of spin currents, i.e., the flow of spin angular momenta, helps us understand various spintronics phenomena. These include all the recently discovered conversion phenomena, such as the direct and inverse spin Hall effects, spin Seebeck and Peltier effects, spin pumping, and the inverse Faraday effect. More recently, Rashba interfaces and the surface states of topological insulators were found to exhibit the so-called Edelstein effect, in which spin-momentum locking behavior brings about non-equilibrium spin accumulation. These interface and surface effects thus provide an effective means of interconversion among spin, charge, and heat currents. Most of the above-mentioned spin conversion phenomena take place at simple nanoscale interfaces between two different types of materials (e.g., magnets, non-magnets, semiconductors, and insulators). These structures may enable us to advance spin-mediated interconversion among physical entities such as electricity, light, sound, vibration, and heat
The symposium on Spin Conversion Phenomena in Spin-Orbit Materials deals with all the interconversion phenomena among electrons, phonons, magnons, and photons mediated by spins.
The aim of the workshop is to provide an international/global forum for discussions of interdisciplinary issues on “spin torque induced dynamics of spin structures such as domain walls and skyrmions”, “spin to charge conversion phenomena due to spin Hall effects in topological materials and spin momentum locking at the surface and interface states”, “optically induced collective and also coherent quantum spin dynamics” and “thermally and mechanically created spin currents”.

  • spin orbit interaction
  • spin currents
  • spin Hall effects
  • Edelstein effect
  • spin conversion
Symposium Keynote


Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic/University of Nottingham

Antiferromagnets for neuromorphics and opto-electronics

Invited Speakers
  • Takahiro MORIYAMA, Kyoto University Spintronic operations with antiferromagnets
  • Tomoya HIGO, University of Tokyo Large time-reversal-odd responses in the topological antiferromagnet Mn3Sn
  • Takuya SATO, Tokyo Institute of Technology Optical excitation and detection of ultrafast antiferromagnetic state
  • Kouta KONDOU, RIKEN/University of Tokyo Magnetic spin Hall effect in chiral antiferromagnet Mn3Sn
  • YoshiChika OTANI ISSP University of Tokyo
  • Akira OIWA ISIR Osaka University

Symposium List

Fundamentals for Materials

New Trend of Materials Research

Novel Structural Materials Based on New Principles

Advanced Electronic Materials

Magnet and Spintronics


Materials for Smart Systems

Green Technology and Processing