Spin3D: Three-Dimensional Magnetic Systems

Spin3D: Three-Dimensional Magnetic Systems

When magnets are brought to the third dimension, they provide a rich playground for fundamental physics. The higher degrees of freedom available in 3D – and the new topologies and geometries that it makes possible – combine to produce many new effects, including exotic dynamic behaviours, and topological textures that occur on length scales of the order of nanometres.

In our group we study three-dimensional magnetic systems experimentally across a range of length scales, from the micrometre-sized systems (where topological structures analogous to everyday objects are observed) – to the nanoscale where, by patterning the magnetic materials in 3D, we can control their properties.

The experimental study of these systems is challenging: up until very recently, the techniques available to investigate magnetic materials were limited to flat surfaces or films, and it was not possible to see inside – or indeed make – a 3D magnetic system. As a result, much of our work in the past few years has involved the development of state-of-the-art techniques with which we can fabricate and visualise the magnetisation in three-dimensions. Now, armed with these experimental capabilities, we focus on studying the physics of 3D magnetic systems, while continuously advancing our experimental techniques.

The group is independent from the other departments within the Max Planck Institute, but works in strong collaboration with them.

If you are interested in working with us, or finding out more about the topic, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Please see here for a list of relevant publications

News from the Spin3D group

<span><span><span><span><span>Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Preis for Dr Claire Donnelly</span></span></span></span></span><br /><br /><br /> 

Warm congratulations to the leader of our Spin3D group, Claire Donnelly, for winning the DFG’s Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize!


<span><span>Humboldt Research Fellowships for Luke Turnbull & Marisel Di Pietro Martínez</span></span>

Congratulations to Marisel Di Pietro Martínez and Luke Turnbull, who have both been awarded Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Spin3D group! more

New scanning NV microscope in the lab!

Last week we installed a scanning NV magnetometer in the lab – the room temperature ProteusQ from Qnami. A big thanks to Marcelo Gonzales who came to install it, and...

Claire Donnelly + ERC-Logo

Claire Donnelly has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). She is the Lise Meitner Group Leader of Spin3D at the MPI CPfS and will use the grant to explore the effects of three dimensionality on quantum nanomaterials.

Team photo Rewe Team Challenge 2023

Five teams of the MPI CPfS successfully participated in the Rewe Team Challenge Dresden, which is one of the largest events of its kind in Germany. On the early summer evening of June 6, our 20 colleagues crossed the finish line in the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion after five kilometers together with 22000 other runners. more

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