Project B01

Cpt Jan Werner
 Felix Weiner
Dr. Sujoy Karan
Dr. David A. Egger
Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Evers
Prof. Dr. Jascha Repp
Dr. Daniel Hernangómez Pérez
 Marí­a Camarasa

Proximity induced spin-orbit coupling in atomic and molecular wires on substrates


We explore the potential of combining spin-degrees of freedom in adsorbed molecules with strong substrate-induced spin-orbit coupling (SOC) for steering the magnetic properties of these hybrid systems, such as spin-anisotropies and non-collinear spin structures. Assemblies of atoms and molecules will be studied on substrates including metals, ferromagnets and topological insulators. Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy will be employed, complemented by atomic force microscopy for geometry characterization. With computer simulations we will investigate how SOC manifests in experimental observables and if the transport-induced spin-orbit torque suffices for spin-switching.