Special Issue "Nanomagnetism and Symmetry"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 521

Special Issue Editor

1. Department of Physics, University du Mans, 72085 Le Mans, France
2. Department of Theoretical Physics, Jan Dlugosz University, 42-200 Czestochowa, Poland
Interests: nanomagnetism; magnonics; nanoelectronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The theme of symmetry in science and mathematics is quite old; it was initiated in Mesopotamia, when early in the 2nd millennium BC the scribes of the Esagila temple in Babylon used the symmetry of geometric algebra to solve quadratic equations.

Today’s nanoscience actively develops nanostructures of thin 2D layers of different materials and thicknesses, because the breakdown of symmetry at their surfaces and interfaces opens up a vast domain. This breakdown permits a variety of known intrinsic physical characteristics, such as spin-orbit coupling, magnetic exchange, Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions, magnetic anisotropy, and others, combined with applied electrical and magnetic fields and their energetic derivatives, electrostatic doping, spin currents, heat, and proximity strain, to engender different material phases in these nanostructures, and spatially guide their characteristic excitations. The research effort is to study theoretically the associated problems, and to develop and control the desired functionalities of nanosystems via the breakdown of symmetry at their interfaces, surfaces and boundaries.

This Special Issue of Nanomagnetism and Symmetry will feature articles in this respect, highlighting the related fundamental phenomena, and their device applications, for 3D and 2D magnetic nanosystems at length scales in the range of a few nm up to a few μm, including van der Waals spin systems, topological insulators, FM/AFM arrangements, magnetic disorder, spin transport, spin-orbit torques and spin Hall angle in magnetic materials, and magnonic transport in AFM.

Submit your paper and select the Journal “Symmetry” and the Special Issue “Nanomagnetism and Symmetry” via: MDPI submission system. Our papers will be published on a rolling basis and we will be pleased to receive your submission once you have finished it.

Prof. Dr. Antoine Khater
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • magnonics
  • spintronics
  • 2D magnetic materials
  • magnetic heterostructures
  • quantum transport
  • magnetic nanojunctions
  • surfaces and interfaces
  • localized states
  • magnetic disorder
  • excitation lifetimes

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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