Department of Spintronics and Nanoelectronics

Siemens Award: Recognition of the Entire Discipline of Spintronics


Libor Šmejkal from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences has won the second place in the “Best Dissertation Thesis” category in this year’s Werner von Siemens Award. Libor won the award for the thesis entitled “Topology band theory of relativistic spintronics in antiferromagnets” supervised by professor Tomáš Jungwirth.

Young Czech physicist breaks with conventional wisdom inherited from George Ohm, Edwin Hall and Louis Néel


In a paper published in Science Advances, Libor Šmejkal with his colleagues from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague reports the discovery of a Hall effect in an antiferromagnet. It is another extraordinary work by an exceptional Czech talent who as a fresh PhD graduate already enjoys the reputation of an internationally leading figure in his field.

New Concept for Digital Data Storage


An antiferromagnetic advantage is a speed by which information can be written in their memories. Plus the information stored by antiferromagnetic materials cannot be accidentally wiped even by large magnetic fields.