Prof. Dr. Gisela Schuetz

Curriculum vitae

Gisela Schütz studied physics at the Technical University of Munich and received her doctorate in Nuclear Physics at the Technical University of Munich in 1984. After a C3-professorship at the University of Augsburg (1993), she took over the chair at the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Würzburg (1997). Since 2001 she is director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, formerly Max Planck Institute for Metals Research.

Magnetism in reduced dimensions

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany

The field of spintronic has become a flourishing synonym of dense, ultra-fast, persistent and especially low-power future information technologies with fantastic promises ranging from replacement of CMOS techniques to impacts in quantum computing. New lines came up as magnonics, spin-orbitronics, antiferromagnetic spintronics, skyrmionics and multiferroics including topological aspects appearing in novel graphene-like and van-der-Waals systems. However, the impact on the real market is nowadays rather limited, since the serious drawbacks are present not only from the technological site but even from fundamental aspects. Also, the theoretical and simulation approaches are strongly hampered by unknown and often wrong input parameters. This talk presents our attempts to get realistic, robust information on the crucial magnetic values as saturation, exchange constants, anisotropy, temperature behavior in reduced dimensions as well as their spatial and time evolution. Therefore, we combine careful SQUID, MOKE and x-ray techniques on identical or comparable samples.