Symposium QT02-Low-Dimensional Magnetic Quantum Materials

published on 2023-10-17 by 2dmp_spp2244

Symposium QT02-Low-Dimensional Magnetic Quantum Materials

Symposium website: [link]

This symposium will cover recent efforts in engineering, measuring, understanding, and employing magnetism in emerging quantum materials with a focus on reduced dimensionality, which is essential for device applications. The symposium's first part will focus on large-scale thin film and bulk crystals synthesis, new functionalities, and electronic, photonic, and magnetic memory device applications. Contributions on synthesis will discuss recent progress in the growth of magnetic quantum materials such as materials with topologically non-trivial band structures, Kagome materials, magnetic topological insulators, frustrated magnetic systems, and spin textures. Symposium contributions from experimentalists and theoreticians will address challenges in growth and discuss how novel magnetic states in quantum materials can be engineered starting from individual atoms and symmetries. Emerging devices discussed will include proposals for the use of magnetic materials in quantum computations and dissipationless energy transfer, spintronics devices, magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs), and other emerging magnetic devices. Symposium contributions will emphasize how engineering and controlling magnetic states can result in novel device functionalities. The second part of the symposium will bridge synthesis and applications and focus on new frontiers of probing magnetic states within the bulk and in nanoscale materials with high precision. Topics will include measurements of magnetic moments with scanning probe techniques, non-linear optical probes, and emerging applications of transmission electron microscopy for studying magnetic moments with atomic resolution. Contributions exploring the use of in situ probes to examine non-equilibrium states and extreme conditions will also be welcomed. This symposium will bring together a diverse pool of young scientists and established leaders to identify major challenges and opportunities within emerging magnetic quantum materials and devices.


  • Scalable growth of thin films of magnetic materials, including van der Waals materials, Kagome, and frustrated magnets
  • The growth of layered crystals of magnetic materials, Kagome magnets, magnetic topological insulators, and materials hosting spin textures
  • Measurement and manipulation of magnetism with high precision - atomically resolved scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), Lorentz TEM, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), scanning NV-centers, magnetic symmetry probes, ultrafast perturbation and control of magnetism
  • The measurements and manipulation of magnetism in low-dimensional materials, which includes the application of high pressures, high electric fields, and ultrafast excitation techniques.
  • Magnetic devices, novel device concepts, and novel approaches to employ magnetization in energy-efficient storage, reading, and writing
  • New theory developments including magnetic topological materials predictions and high-throughput calculations

Invited Speakers

  • James Analytis (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Ahmet Avsar (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Valentina Bisogni (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Andrea Caviglia (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Cui-Zu Chang (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Matthew Daniels (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Punyashloka Debashis (Intel Corporation, USA)
  • Jaroslav Fabian (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
  • Eric Fullerton (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Marco Gibertini (Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy)
  • Xia Hong (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA)
  • Juan Carlos Idrobo (University of Washington, USA)
  • Anna Isaeva (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Roland Kawakami (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Tracy Lovejoy (Nion Co., USA)
  • Mathieu Munsch (Qnami, Switzerland)
  • Prineha Narang (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Xavier Roy (Columbia University, USA)
  • Kyle Seyler (The University of Arizona, USA)
  • Yu-Tsun Shao (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Tyler Slade (Iowa State University, USA)
  • Zdenek Sofer (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Veronika Sunko (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Weiwei Xie (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Xiaodong Xu (University of Washington, USA)
  • Li Yang (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
  • Oleg Yazyev (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Linda Ye (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Hongtao Yuan (Nanjing University, China)

Start-Up Funding - 2nd call for proposals

published on 2022-12-09 by @2dmp_spp2244

The Priority Program (PP) 2244 provides start-up funding to help young investigators to follow their own research idea, and possibly bring them to a scientific level that will enable them to apply as PI in the 2nd funding period, starting in April 2024. After the first call for proposals in March 2022 we are happy to announce that we open a second call for proposals. The call is primarily addressed to researchers involved in the PP 2244 but external applicants are also welcome. Detailed information can be found here (pdf). Deadline for submitting proposals is January 10, 2023.

Open PhD position at PDI Berlin

published on 2022-07-14 by @2dmp_spp2244

PhD position (m/f/d): Synthesis and characterization of the 2D ferromagnet Fe5-xGeTe2

More details and application here.

Summer School 2022: Registration is open

published on 2022-07-01 by @2dmp_spp2244

The registration for the SPP2244 Summer School 2022 is open. All details and registration form can be found here.

Start-Up Funding

published on 2022-03-23 by @2dmp_spp2244

We are happy to announce that the PP 2244 will grant start-up funding for

  • Dr. Pedro Soubelet (TU München),
  • Dr. Emeline D. S. Nysten (WWU Münster), and
  • Dr. Bárbara Rosa (TU Berlin).

The Priority Program (PP) 2244 provides start-up funding meant to allow young investigators to follow their own research idea, and possibly to bring them to a scientific level that they can apply as PI in the 2nd funding period starting in April 2024. The call was primarily addressed to researchers involved in the PP 2244 but external applicants werealso considered. All information can be found here.

Mid-term report colloquium: program available

published on 2022-03-13 by @2dmp_spp2244

The updated program for the SPP 2244 mid-term report colloquium from March 21 to March 23 in Dresden is available at This includes the full schedule and the virtual book of abstracts for the poster sessions.

Workshop Announcements: ICP2DC and Bad Honeff Physics School 2022

published on 2022-02-01 by 2dmp_spp2244

The International conference Physics Of 2D Crystals (ICP2DC) will take place from June 28 to July 3, 2022 in Ekaterinburg. Christian Schneider and Alexey Chernikov are part of the program committee and many members of the SPP are on the list of invited speakers, so we can expect the program to be closely related to our work in the SPP. You can find all information here.

The Bad Honnef Physics School "As thin as it gets: Physics of 2D Materials and Heterostructures" will take plae from July 24 to July 29, 2022 in Bad Honeff. It is focussed on synthesis, fabrication, and characterization as well as properties and hot topics in the field of 2D materials. Among the speakers are several PIs of the SPP. Details can be found here.

Mid-term Report Colloqium

published on 2022-01-25 by 2dmp_spp2244

The mid-term report colloquium will take place from March 21 to March 23, 2022 as an in person event in Dresden. Meeting venue will be Penck Hotel Dresden. You can find more information on the event website

Please register via mail at the SPP Office until February 17, 2022

Summer School 2021

published on 2021-06-30 by @2dmp_spp2244

The first summer school of the SPP 2244 with the title "vdW assembly – more than playing Lego" will start today at 13:20 (CEST) with a welcome session by Prof. Thomas Heine and afterwards the first lecture by Prof. Rebeca Ribeiro-Palau (C2N, Université Paris-Saclay, France) on "Building quantum materials layer by layer". Furthermore, we will have the first poster session and our virtual lab tours today. Please visit the summer school webpage for more details.

If you have trouble accessing the meeting please contact the SPP office at dfg-spp2244 (at) or via the VRE.

SPP Colloquium Series

published on 2021-05-03 by @2dmp_spp2244

This summer term the first colloquia as part of the SPP will take place. We plan to have a series of colloquia every semester, starting with a small summer series including talks by Andres Castellanos-Gomez, CSIC Madrid, Spain (June 10, 15:00 in cooperation with CRC 1415 "Chemistry of synthetic 2D materials") and James McIver, MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter Hamburg. More details on this will come soon on the 2dmp website, our Twitter channel @2dmp_spp2244 and also by e-mail.