Special Issue "Atomic-Scale Properties of Magnetic Surfaces, Interfaces, and Nanostructures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: theoretical and computational magnetism; magnetic surfaces, interfaces, and nanostructures; topological magnetism and skyrmions; magnetic interactions; atomistic spin dynamics; electron charge and spin transport; scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy; 2D materials; new materials for various applications; supported molecular nanostructures; surface chemistry; density functional theory; developments of theoretical and computational methods
Interests: magnetism; magnetic interactions; magnetic surfaces and nanostructures; magnetic alloys; magnetic phase transitions; computational materials science; theoretical and computational magnetism; density functional theory; topology and magnetism; magnetic superconductors; Majorana zero modes
Interests: theoretical and computational magnetism; density functional theory; developments of theoretical and computational methods; magnetic interactions; magnetic anisotropy; atomistic spin dynamics; bulk magnets; magnetic surfaces and nanostructures; superparamagnetism; skyrmionics; magnetism of 2D materials; electron charge and spin transport
Magnetic surfaces, interfaces, and nanostructures are key elements for a wide spectrum of technological applications. Consequently, extensive research activities have been performed to explore the physical properties of these systems, including both fundamental and practical aspects. A deep understanding of the physical mechanisms at the atomic scale, both from theoretical and experimental points of view, is a crucial step towards utilizing magnetic nanomaterials in devices with improved functionality and efficiency in order to realize commercially available products for future everyday life.
This Special Issue has the goal of collecting the latest original research contributions in the forms of short communications, articles, or comprehensive reviews on the atomic scale properties of magnetic surfaces, interfaces, and nanostructures. Our vision is to compile a high-impact Special Issue that will serve as an important reference for future research and development activities in this field. All considered papers should demonstrate clear links to atomic scale magnetic properties.
We kindly invite the reader to contribute to this Special Issue.
Dr. Krisztián Palotás
Dr. Balázs Újfalussy
Prof. Dr. László Szunyogh
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Atomic scale magnetic properties
- Magnetic surfaces, interfaces, thin films, multilayers, and heterostructures
- Magnetic nanostructures
- Topology and magnetism, topological spin textures
- Magnetic interactions
- Spin dynamics
- Spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy/spectroscopy
- Spintronics, orbitronics, and skyrmionics
- Magnetic materials for industrial applications
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Emergence of Nontrivial Spin Textures in Frustrated van der Waals ferromagnets
Authors: AM Ukpong
Affiliation: School of Chemistry and Physics, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Abstract: First principles//calculations of the ground state are combined with the dynamical evolution of a classical spin Hamiltonian to study the field dependence of magnetic properties in frustrated van der Waal magnets. Dynamically stabilized spin textures are obtained relative to the direction of spin quantization as stochastic solutions of the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert-Sloncweski equation under the flow of spin current. By explicitly considering the spin signatures that arise from geometrical frustrations at the interfaces, we analyze the emergence of skyrmion spin texture and characterize theirformation under competing internal fields. The computed magnetic coercivity and hysteresis curves are used to reveal a dynamic switch from soft to hard magnetic configuration in the skyrmion spin Hall regime. Our results show that heavy metal capped multilayer heterostructure stacks hostfield-tunable spiral skyrmions that could serveas unique channels for collective carrier transport in spintronic devices.