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Joint European Magnetic Symposia 2023

The Joint European Magnetic Symposia (JEMS) is the most important and comprehensive conference on Magnetism in Europe. JEMS2023 will take place from 27th August to 1st September 2023 at the Faculty of Medicine in the main campus of Universidad Complutense de Madrid, with a unique Welcome Reception taking place in a special location in the city on Sunday 27th August. The campus is located at a privileged site nearby Madrid city center. IMDEA Nanoscience will be the organizing institution supported by two major universities: Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. JEMS focuses on a broad range of topics embracing applicative and fundamental aspects of Magnetism, as well as novel magnetic materials: from the development of magnetic materials for energy applications to materials for information storage and sensing technologies, biomagnetism and biomedical applications, magnetism for quantum technology, magnonics, spintronics, etc. JEMS attempts to cover all areas of Magnetism offering an ideal scenario to share the latest advances done worldwide in research and innovation.

Joint Brazil-Spain Seminars in Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (Online) • Ângela Burlamaqui Klautau

Virtual | Google Meet

The next online seminar of the Joint Brazil-Spain Seminars in Magnetism and Magnetic Materials series organised by the Club Espanol de Magnetismo (CEMAG) will be given by Prof. Ângela Burlamaqui Klautau on Thursday 8 June at 16:00 (Spain local time). The title and abstract are attached below . Google Meet link is Exploring the role of interfacial atomic defects in the skyrmions formation Prof. Ângela Burlamaqui Klautau Faculdade de Física, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA), Belém-PA, Brazil. Abstract To achieve next-generation spintronic devices based on the so-called skyrmionics, the classification and analysis of skyrmion-hosting materials and their conditions for the emergence of complex magnetic textures are necessary. Spontaneous room temperature skyrmions in Pd/Co/Pd multilayers have recently been experimentally reported . Interestingly, despite the presence of inversion symmetry, a non-zero Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI) was measured, potentially explaining the stabilization of these skyrmions at room temperature, along with a large perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA). Here, using a multiscale theoretical approach that combines ab-initio electronic structure calculations and state-of-the-art atomistic spin dynamics simulations , we present an investigation of Pd/Co/Pd multilayers with a focus on the magnetic configuration obtained using the Heisenberg exchange and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions, exploring the influence of the DMI on the ground state and at room temperature. We unveil the presence of metastable skyrmionicstates in these nominally symmetric multilayers, attributed to the significant enhancement of DMI strength due to interfacial atomic defects. Notably, these metastable skyrmions emerge without the need for external magnetic fields and remain stable even near room temperature conditions. Our theoretical findings corroborate with magnetic force microscopy and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism measurements, underscoring the potential for fine-tuning DMI intensity through interdiffusion at thin film interfaces . In addition to the well-known skyrmion, another magnetic structure of interest is the skyrmionium, composed of two skyrmions with opposite winding numbers, resulting in a total zero topological charge. This property allows the skyrmioniums to move by the action of a spin-polarized current without any undesirable lateral motion. Here, using the same theoretical methodology , we present a prediction of both stable skyrmions and unusual metastable skyrmioniums in Ni/Irn/Pt(111) ultrathin films (with n = 0, 1, 2) . Fundamental interactions that control these nanostructures are calculated, as well as some of the properties as a function of enhancing the Ir buffer thickness, particularly: size, speed, and stability with the application of external magnetic fields and finite temperatures. References  J. Brandão et al., Observation of magnetic skyrmions in unpatterned symmetric multilayers at room temperature and zero magnetic field. Scientific Reports 2019, 9, 4144.  S. Frota-Pessôa, Phys. Rev. B 46, 14570 (1992).  P. C. Carvalho et al., Complex magnetic Ni/Irn /Pt(111) ultrathin. Phys. Rev. Materials 2021, 5, 124406.  I. P. Miranda, et al., Band filling effects on the emergence of magnetic skyrmions: Pd/Fe and Pd/Co bilayers on Ir(111). Phys. Rev. B 2022, 105, 224413.  B. Skubic et al., J. Phys. Cond. Matt. 20, 315203 (2008).  P. C. Carvalho et al., Correlation of interface interdiffusion and skyrmionic phases. Accepted to Nano Letters (


3rd Workshop on Magnetic Nanoparticles and Hyperthermia: Anisotropy and Other Adventures

iMATUS Research Centre (Spain) Avenida do Mestre Mateo 25, Santiago de Compostela

We are pleased to announce the upcoming "3rd Workshop on Magnetic Nanoparticles and Hyperthermia: Anisotropy and Other Adventures", which will take place in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), at the USC iMATUS research centre, from 19th to 21th April 2023. The third in a series of meetings dedicated to magnetic nanoparticles and hyperthermia, this edition will consist of two days of invited talks, and one day dedicated to tutorials. The tutorials will focus on anisotropy and its central role in heating. The research talks will include specific sessions on local/global heating, its determination, and the role of colloidal evolution. Registration is free until full capacity is reached (60 people). Although the workshop is mainly focused on talks given by specialists, a poster session is also planned. Please note that the the RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group will fund two travel grants of £250 each for postgraduate students and early career researchers to support their participation in the workshop. Find Further details of the workshop at David Serantes and Roy Chantrell