Programme


Please note that the programme is subject to change.

 Monday 30 March  Tuesday 31 March Poster programme

The abstract book is available to download here (pdf, 9MB)

Monday 30 March

       
09:00 Registration and refreshments
Location: Parkinson Court  

  Session 1: Spin currents
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
Chair: Bryan Hickey

  Session 2: Spin ice
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room LG10
Chair: Claudio Castelnovo


09:50 Welcome

  Welcome
10:00 Magnetic properties of high quality nanometer thick sputtered yttrium iron garnet films 
Arpita Mitra, University of Leeds, UK

  (invited) Delicate magnetic ground states: the local view
Stephen J Blundell, University of Oxford, UK 
10:15 Electric valley control of the spin-hall effect in GaAs 
Hidekazu Kurebayashi, University College London, UK 

 
10:30 Spin pumping in ferromagnet - topological insulator heterostructures 
Alexander Baker, University of Oxford, UK

 

The AC Wien effect and non-linear non-equilibrium susceptibility in spin ice
Peter Holdsworth, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

10:45 Spin relaxation through magnetic scattering in Cu/Py lateral spin valves
Joseph T Batley, University of Leeds, UK

  Critical dynamics and finite-time scaling in spin ice systems
James Hamp, University of Cambridge, UK
11:00

Femtosecond optical pump-probe study of the spin Seebeck effect within a YIG/Cu/Ni81Fe19 trilayer
Haidar Mohamad, University of Exeter, UK

  A quantum Kasteleyn transition in a spin-ice-like model
Christopher Andrew Hooley, University of St Andrews, UK

11:15

Refreshments, exhibition and posters
Location: Parkinson Court

  Session 3: Vortices
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
Chair: Damian McGrouther

  Session 4: Ab initio, bio and organic magnetism
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room LG10
Chair: Gonzalo Vallejo Fernandez

11:45 (invited) 35 years of magnetic heterostructures
Ivan K Schuller, University of California, San Diego, USA (IEEE Distinguished Lecturer) 
  First-principles investigation of magnetism in lanthanide compounds
Leon Petit, Daresbury Laboratory - Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK

12:00   Compositional tuning of the magnetic anisotropy of Ni2MnGa-based compounds
Rudra Banerjee, University of Warwick, UK

12:15  Magnetic switching and structure in nanoscale FePd Circular Islands 
David Greving, University of Warwick, UK  
  Quasi-one dimensional magnetic chain in Cu-guanidinuim formate studied by μSR
Shuo Han, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

12:30 Strain induced vortex core switching in planar magnetostrictive nanostructures 
Stuart A Cavill, University of York, UK 
  The magnetic ground state of two isostructual polymeric quantum magnets, [Cu(HF2)(pyrazine)]SbF6 and [Co(HF2)(pyrazine)]SbF6, investigated with neutron diffraction
Jamie Brambleby, University of Warwick, UK

12:45  Magnetic vortex states in highly anisotropic nanoislands
Jose M Porro Azpiazu,  ISIS - Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK 

  The magnetic field dependent crossover between hyperfine and spin-orbit interactions in organic semiconductors
Ke Wang, Queen Mary, University of London, UK


13:00

Lunch, exhibition and posters
Location: Parkinson Court

  Session 5: Spin torque and spin-orbit effects
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
Chair: Robert Hicken

  Session 6: Superconductors
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room LG10
Chair: Stephen Blundell



14:00 Universal magnetic Hall circuit based on paired spin heterostructures
Shilei Zhang, University of Oxford, UK

  (invited) Magnetic vortices: a probe of the superconducting state
Elizabeth Blackburn, University of Birmingham, UK
14:15 Spin orbit torques in epitaxial MnSi
Chiara Ciccarelli, University of Cambridge, UK

 
14:30 Magneto-optical observation of mutual phase-locking in a pair of spin-torque vortex oscillators
Paul S Keatley, University of Exeter, UK

  Charge-stripe Magnetic Interactions of the checkerboard charge order state
Paul G Freeman, University of Central Lancashire, UK
14:45 Asymmetry in anomalous Hall effect measurements of magnetic dots
Rhys A Griffiths, University of Manchester, UK
  Inducing magnetization at a non-magnetic interface by superconducting triplet correlations
Machiel G Flokstra, University of St. Andrews, UK 

15:00 Room-temperature spin-orbit torque and AMR in NiMnSb
Laurel Anderson, University of Cambridge, UK
  Evidence of spin triplet superconductivity in superconductor/ferromagnet heterostructures
Christy J Kinane, ISIS - Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK 


15:15

Refreshment break and poster session

Location: Parkinson Court

16:00 (invited) Updates and opportunities from EPSRC
James Dracott, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics - EPSRC, UK
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre

  Session 7: Magnetism and structure
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
Chair: Solveig Felton

  Session 8: Skyrmions and topological effects
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Room LG10
Chair: Aidan Hindmarch


16:15 Understanding the proximity induced magnetism in Pt using interface engineering through the addition of heavy metal interlayers
Richard M Rowan-Robinson, Durham University, UK

  Helical magnetic structure in Fe1-xCoxGe epilayers
Charles S Spencer, University of Leeds, UK
16:30 Motion of the antiferromagneic-ferromagnetic interface in a dopant-graded FeRh thin film
Timothy Charlton, ISIS - Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK

  Magnetic Cr doping of Bi2Se3: Evidence for divalent Cr from x-ray spectroscopy
Liam Collins-McIntyre, University of Oxford, UK
16:45 Tunable response in α´-FeRh films
Laura H Lewis, Northeastern University, USA
  Transverse field muon-spin rotation signature of the skyrmion lattice phase in Cu2OSeO3
Robert C Williams, Durham University, UK

17:00 Understanding the YIG/Pt Interface
Amy L Westerman, University of Leeds, UK

  Nanometer resolution imaging of Helical and Skyrmion states in FeGe
Damien McGrouther, University of Glasgow, UK
       
17:15 IOP Magnetism Group AGM
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre

17:45 (plenary) Racetrack Memory: Highly efficient current induced domain wall motion in synthetic antiferromagnetic racetracks
Stuart S P Parkin, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Location: Michael Sadler Building, Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre

18:45 End of day one
   
19:30 Arrive for conference dinner
Location: Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Board Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET

20:00 Conference dinner
Location: Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Board Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET
Sponsored by Oxford Instruments
 

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    16 January 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    2 March 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    23 March 2015

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