About us

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The theory group employs a wide range of techniques to study properties of solid materials, in close collaboration with experimentalists in our department. A primary focus of the group is on the calculation and theoretical understanding of transport phenomena, mainly in relation to spintronics and generally transport in magnetic materials. We study effects such as the spin-orbit torque, the spin or the anomalous Hall effects or the anisotropic magnetoresistance. In addition, we utilize various ab-initio and tight-binding techniques for the description of the ground state electronic and magnetic structure. In the past, the group concentrated primarily on ferromagnetic semiconductors. In recent years the focus has shifted more towards magnetic, especially antiferromagnetic, metals.