Spin Helicity and Chirality in Superconductor and Semiconductor Nanostructures

July 14, 2008 – July 17, 2008

Location

Karlsruhe, Germany

Organizers

Ilya Vekhter, Matthias Eschrig and Gerd Schoen

Overview

Interface physics has long been a major focus of condensed matter physics.
Historically, many studies analyzed the electronic and structural properties of the interfaces. More recently, however, the focus shifted towards investigations of the spin-dependent phenomena near surfaces and in small scale structures. This is due, at least in part, to the promise of spintronics, development of functional devices based on the transport of spin, rather than charge.