Project A08

Prof. Dr. Christian Back
 Thomas Mayer
Prof. Dr. Dieter Weiss
Dr. Jimin Wang
 Robert Islinger
 Johannes Stigloher

Spin-momentum locking in 3D topological insulators


Within project A08 we plan to investigate spin momentum locking and its potential for manipulating thin magnetic films grown on top of topological insulators. On the one hand it is planned to study the physics of spin momentum locking employing dc transport experiments where we resort to novel device geometry to probe spin momentum locking in topological insulators directly. Simultaneously we employ high frequency techniques for spin injection combined with inverse spin Hall effect detection and detection of spin transfer torque to study spin to charge conversion and magnetization switching of small magnets grown on top of topological insulators.