News (24 Feb 2018 - 31 May 2019)
Anomalous Hall effect in NiMnSb
David Wagenknecht et al. present their fully relativistic density-functional theory treatment of nonzero temperatures. They calculate contributions of phonons and disorder to the temperature-dependent resistivity, anomalous Hall conductivity, and spin-resolved conductivity in ferromagnetic half-Heusler NiMnSb.
Atomic scale Kondo lattices
Richard Korytár conducted a research on formation of the finite size analogue of a heavy Fermi liquid. In their study they have shown a possibility of fabrication artificial materials with novel electronic and magnetic properties.
Tunable Josephson Junctions
A practical guide to quantum phase transitions in quantum-dot-based tunable Josephson junctions by A. Kadlecová, M. Žonda, V. Pokorný, and T. Novotný you can now find in Physical Review Applied. Their results enable fast and efficient, yet reliable characterization and design of such nanoscopic tunable Josephson-junction devices.
Crime at our Department
Doc. Jan Klíma, a long year member of our group, just published his new book of novellas Třikrát zločin (three times crime) with plot set also in the building of our department.
"Exceptionally good" grant GAUK
Student grant GAUK on Relativistic theory of spin-dependent transport in spintronic materials solved by David Wagenknecht, Libor Šmejkal, and Jakub Šebesta was evaluated as exceptionally good. Congratulation!
Quantum Mechanics II
The second book of Quantum Mechanics by J. Klíma and B. Velický just appeared in the bookstores.
Ulrafast spin transfer torque
P. Baláž, M. Žonda, K. Carva et al. presented a theoretical model of generation of spin transfer torque in metallic spin valves using a femtosecond laser pulse.
I. Turek contributed to a research demonstrating reproducible switching in antiferromagnetic Mn2Au using current pulse generated bulk spin-orbit torques and read-out by magnetoresistance measurements.
R. Sýkora and T. Novotný commented on a paper discussing a question "Is the Antiresonance in Meta-Contacted Benzene Due to the Destructive Superposition of Waves Traveling Two Different Routes around the Benzene Ring?"