Magnetic systems play a vital role in our everyday life. They are important in many modern technologies, including magnetic storage devices, sensors, hybrid motors and energy conservation products. Advances in modern preparation techniques enable the production of artificial functional materials at the atomic scale. Magnetism in these often low dimensional materials show unexpected and surprising phenomena, which are the driving force for basic research in solid state physics and have potential for technological applications.
Our department focuses on the investigation on nanomagnetic structures in the nanometer and picosecond time scale. We develop and apply advanced characterization and preparation techniques to get novel insight into the microstructure property relation of nanoscale magnetic systems.