Oxide Spintronics Lab

Research Topics

Oxide Magnets

We design and perfect the properties of complex magnetic oxides for electronic uses.

We apply the layering capability of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and pulsed laser deposition (PLD) for the growth of oxide magnets and their integration with semiconductors and into all-oxide hybrids.

Spectroscopy

We use synchrotron radiation to investigate the electronic properties of oxide hybrids.

Besides XPS, XMCD, XANES and ARPES, we apply the hard X-ray variant of photoemission spectroscopy (HAXPES) to study oxide multilayers and depth-profile functional oxide interfaces.

Transport

We interface-engineer oxide heterostructures to control their full spectrum of electronic properties.

We realize magnetic oxide-based nanostructured contacts and study 2D, 3D and tunneling spin-electronic transport in novel all-oxide hybrids.

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About Us

Helmholtz Young Investigator's Group

Our Helmholtz Young Investigators Group "Oxide Spintronics Laboratory" explores the interrelations between magnetism, electronic strutures and spin-related transport phenomena in magnetic oxide materials.

By bridging the gap between materials science, synchrotron radiation-based spectroscopy and nanoscale electronic transport, our research attempts to unlock the rich potential of magnetic oxide hybrids for spintronic applications.

Our work is funded by the Helmholtz Association and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Our publications can be found HERE.

Group Members

Prof. Dr. Martina Müller
Head of Helmholtz Young Investigators Group “Oxide Spintronics Laboratory” at Peter Grünberg Institute
M. Sc. Ronja Heinen
M. Sc. Ronja Heinen
Ph. D. Student
M. Sc. Marek Wilhelm
M. Sc. Marek Wilhelm
Ph. D. Student
M. Sc. Mai Hussein
M. Sc. Mai Hussein
Ph. D. student
Paul Rosenberger
Paul Rosenberger
Master Student
Dr. Patrick Lömker
Dr. Patrick Lömker
former Ph. D. Student (until 2/2018) – now at DESY Hamburg
Dr. Timm Gerber
Dr. Timm Gerber
former Postdoc (until 11/2017) – now at SPECS, Berlin