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Priority Program SPP 1285
Semiconductor Spintronics
Spintronic > Nachwuchsförderung

Promotion of Young Talents

The promotion of young talents is one main focus of this priority program. The 317th WEH seminar with international participation has already been carried out previous this application. Following project meetings are planned during the period of this priority program:


Summer schools

A biannual summer school will be carried out for all involved diploma/master and Ph.D. students. Teaching topics are the basics of spintronics, new developments in the field of spintronics, basic measurement methods and theoretic methods. The organization will be put to execution by the groups involved to the priority program.



Every priority program meeting is supplemented by diploma/master students, Ph.D. students and postdocs where the junior scientists present and discuss their own results.


Methods training

Ph.D. students and postdocs of the priority program are encouraged to research in one of the to the program involved groups for a defined time. The funding of those research stays is supported by the coordinators fund. Every to the program involved group commits to give a hands-on introduction into the groups' used methods. This meant by for example optical lithography, electron beam microscopy or numerical methods. The by the coordinators fund supported Ph.D. students and postdocs have to send a report with the learned methods and scientific results after ending the research stay contemporary to the coordinator.

Important Dates:

15. Sept. 2013:
Deadline for the special volume semiconductor spintronics (DFG final report) in physica status solidi b
(further information is sent via email)

30. Sept. - 2. Oct. 2013:
final meeting of the priority program "International workshop on semiconductor spintronics" located in the Residenz Würzburg
(further information)

Recent publication(s):

C. Drexler, S.A. Tarasenko, P. Olbrich, J. Karch, M. Hirmer, F. Müller, M. Gmitra, J. Fabian, R. Yakimova, S. Lara-Avila, S. Kubatkin, M. Wang, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan, J. Kono, and S.D. Ganichev :  "Magnetic quantum ratchet effect in graphene" Nature Nanotechnology 8, 104 (2013)

J.H. Buß, J. Rudolph, S. Shvarkov, H. Hardtdegen, A.D. Wieck, and D. Hägele:  "Long electron spin coherence in ion‐implanted GaN: The role of localization" Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 192102 (2013)

D.J. English, J. Hübner, P.S. Eldridge, D. Taylor, M. Henini, R.T. Harley, and M. Oestreich:  "Effect of symmetry reduction on the spin dynamics of (001)-oriented GaAs quantum wells" Phys. Rev. B 87, 075304 (2013)

V.L. Korenev, I.A. Akimov, S.V. Zaitsev, V.F. Sapega, L. Langer, D.R. Yakovlev, Yu. A. Danilov, and M. Bayer:  "Dynamic spin polarization by orientation-dependent separation in a ferromagnet–semiconductor hybrid" Nature Communications 3, 959 (2012)

M. Althammer, E.-M. Karrer-Müller, S.T.B. Goennenwein, M. Opel, R. Gross:  "Spin transport and spin dephasing in zinc oxide" Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 082404 (2012)