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KIT physicist receives ERC Consolidator Grant of EU


Dr. Martin Weides, KIT
10 Mar 2015 Karlsruhe - The "QuantumMagnonics" project of Dr. Martin Weides of the Physikalisches Institut of the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) deals with dynamic processes inside ferromagnets, such as iron or cobalt. Results of his fundamental research might be used for magnetic data processing components. The Research Council of the European Union funds the project with 2 million euro.

"We are interested in the behaviour of ferromagnets in the quantum regime", the physicist stated. To explore physical processes in the atomic range, the researcher studies layers of thin material films structured in the nanometer range. These films are produced by KIT's DFG Center for Functional Nanostructures. With the help of experiments complementing and extending conventional measurement methods of classical physics, Dr. Weides hopes to better understand damping - loss - of energy while passing the magnetized material.

Work focuses on intrinsic rotations of the individual electrons, called spins. The project is aimed at generating a single spin wave excited by an electromagnetic impulse. To measure the dynamic processes of the excited state, quantum bits, briefly called qubits, are to be applied as detectors and information units. The long project title is "QuantumMagnonics - Coupling of Spin Waves with Superconducting Quantum Circuits for the Generation and Detection of Individual Spin Waves". This fundamental research is expected to produce findings that will be of relevance to the use of magnetic materials in data processing, e.g. for storage media or logics elements.

One third of the funds of 2 million euro granted by the European Union for five years will be spent by Dr. Weides for purchasing measurement instruments. Two thirds of the funds will be used to cover personnel costs for doctoral students and post-docs involved in the project. For his experimental studies, the physicist among others applies dilution refrigerators that reach extremely low temperatures near absolute zero of minus 273°C.

With ERC Consolidator Grants, the European Research Council (ERC) support projects of excellent scientists, who were conferred the doctorate seven to twelve years ago. The ERC was established in 2007 as an institution to fund fundamental pioneer research in Europe. "Thanks to funding under the EU programme, we will be able to catch up with Japan and the USA that play a major role in this research area", Dr. Weides stated.

The project at KIT's Physikalisches Institut is based on the long-term research of the physicist, who has been working as a research assistant in the research group of Professor Alexey Ustinov since 2012. Before, the expert for solid-state physics and superconductors worked at Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of California, Santa Barbara, among others.

Dr. Weides has acquired the meanwhile seventh ERC Grant for the KIT. Before, renowned ERC funds were granted to Dr. Regina Hoffmann, Physikalisches Institut, in 2009, Dr. Matthias Schneider, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, in 2010, Professor Holger Puchta of the Botanical Institute, Professor Christian Koos of the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics, and Dr. Alexander Nesterov-Müller of the Institute of Microstructure Technology in 2011, as well as to Erin Koos of the Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Pavel Levkin of the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics in 2013.
Source: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie - KIT

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Primeur weekly 2015-03-16

Special

COMPSs superscaler helps deploy scientific applications on distributed infrastructures ...

Focus

2014 Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Satoshi Matsuoka and Thomas Sterling - Part IV ...

The Cloud

GCHQ inspires next generation of computer programmers with launch of the world's biggest Raspberry Pi 'Bramble' ...

HP broadens compute portfolio for service providers with new open, hyperscale servers ...

Shinra Technologies announces Hardsuit Labs as the latest developer to join its Prototype Accelerator programme ...

IBM launches second Cloud centre in Australia ...

HP launches new investment solution suite and technology and services portfolio for service providers ...

Adobe and IBM Interactive Experience announce global partnership ...

Oracle Social Cloud adds support for Instagram and Weibo ...

EuroFlash

Atos launches the Self-Service Hadoop platform to meet the challenges of Big Data ...

Ghent University leads large-scale European training project on quantum dots ...

KIT physicist receives ERC Consolidator Grant of EU ...

Computer scientists from Saarland University simplify parallel programming ...

ANSYS collaborates with Intel to spur customer innovation ...

USFlash

Advancing accelerator science using Mira ...

Clemson to host leaders in computing infrastructure for campus research ...

Supercomputer speeds up genetics research at Clemson ...

Shinra Technologies debuts supercomputer technology at the Google Fiber Space in Austin ...

SDSC's CAIDA Group to explore the Internet's "uncharted territory" ...

SDSC announces 2015 Summer Internships for high school students ...

Intel packs power and intelligence of Xeon processor into System-on-Chip offering to target new, growing network opportunities ...

The climate is starting to change faster ...

HP granted FedRAMP authorization for government agencies to use HP Fortify on Demand ...

Dr. Steven Ashby named Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory ...

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