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Experimental Physics of Functional Spin Systems

Prof. Christian Back

Research Field

The research of our group is focused on the detailed understanding of magnetization dynamics in hybrid materials comprising of ultrathin magnetic layers in combination with topological materials or with materials inducing strong interfacial spin-orbit interaction. We tailor novel hybrid magnetic structures and investigate their static and dynamic magnetic properties. Among the subjects covered in our research are the dynamics in confined magnetic systems, magnonics, spin orbitronics, hybrid topological materials, high resolution magnetic microscopy as well as magnetic phase transitions in low dimensional systems.

In our group we use several techniques to examine magnetization dynamics, the propagation of spinwaves and the efficiency of charge to spin current conversion. At the heart of our research projects are various time and spatially resolved high resolution magnetic microscopy techniques in combination with microwave excitation and detection.


James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München
+49 89 289 12401
Fax: +49 89 289 12414

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Offers for Theses in the Group

Spinpumping in heterostructures consisting of magnetic Weyl Semi-metals and heavy metals

Magnetic Weyl semi-metals combine magnetic order and a topological electronic band structure. It is expected that mutual spin-to-charge conversion is particularly efficient in these materials. We will study mutual spin-to-charge conversion using methods of ferromagnetic resonance.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Christian Back

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Development of a polar magneto-optic Kerr microscope for the investigation of current induced domain wall motion
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Christian Back
Switching by spin-orbit-torques investigated by time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr microscopy
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Christian Back
Spin-Wave Propagation in Spin Hall Nano-Oscillators
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Christian Back
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