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Conferences & Workshops

Dec. 4-5. 2018 UKRATOP Workshop, IFW Dresden

Oct. 1 – 2, 2018


SAW Symposium, Westin Bellevue Dresden, Dresden, Germany

Sept.-15-20, 2019 

ECASIA19: 18th European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis

Aug. 28-30, 2018 Spin , waves & interactions 2018, Greifswald, Germany

April 8- 11, 2018


667. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on System-oriented approach to thermoelectrics: Materials – Interfaces – Devices in Bad Honnef, Germany

March 11-16, 2018


Joint Conference of the Condensed Matter Divisions of the DPG and EPS,

  • Session "Geometry and Topology-Controlled Nanoarchitectures", organized by Prof. Dr. V. Fomin, IFW Dresden
  • Symposium “Topology in Condensed Matter Physics (SYTO)”, co-organizer Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Brink, IFW Dresden
  • Symposium “Voltage Control of Functional Interfaces: Magneto-ionic Meet Memristive Systems (SYVC)”, Co-organizer Dr. Karin Leistner, IFW Dresden

Feb. 1, 2018


Workshop of the DFG Priority Programme 1458 “High Temperature Superconductivity in Iron Pnictides“, IFW Dresden

Jan.  29-31, 2018


EPSQMat 2018: International Workshop on Electron and photon spectroscopies of quantum materials: status and perspectives, IFW Dresden

Lectures this week

Lectures next week

Monday 17.12.2018
Location IFW Dresden D2E.27
Speaker Michael Bretschneider
Topic Trap states in organic semiconductors
Invited by Prof. Dr. Bernd Büchner
Contact Christine Malbrich

Wednesday 19.12.2018
Location IFW Dresden D2E.27
Speaker Victorino Franco
Topic Studying Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena via Magnetocaloric Studies
The increasing concern of our society about energy efficiency, together with the fact that temperature control accounts for a large portion of the energy consumption at homes and commercial buildings, has fostered research on the applicability of magnetocaloric materials for magnetic refrigeration [1]. Most of the current studies on magnetocaloric materials focus on the optimization of their properties for room temperature magnetic refrigeration. The aim of this talk is to show that MCE can also be used for characterizing magnetic phase transitions. We will present examples in which universal scaling of the magnetic entropy change is used to determine critical exponents and transition temperatures [2] (even when standard techniques could not be applied). We will also show that the scaling nature of MCE can be used to determine the order of a phase transition and helps us to identify the composition of the so-called tricritical point [3,4]. The study of magnetocaloric materials with a first order phase transition will be tackled by the use of temperature-FORC and applied to Heusler-type alloys.

Victorino Franco is a Professor at the Condensed Matter Physics Department, Sevilla University, Spain. He obtained his PhD in Physics from Sevilla University in 1999. His research interest focuses on magnetic materials for energy applications, including soft magnetic and magnetocaloric materials. He published over 170 papers in international journal, receiving more than 3100 citations (excluding self citations) and has an h-index of 35. He has been visiting professor at numerous universities and research labs worldwide and has been recipient of Young Scientist Awards from the Spanish Royal Physical Society (2000) and from the Royal Order of Chivalry & Royal Academy of Sciences of Sevilla (2005). He is currently Chair of the Spain Chapter of IEEE Magnetics Society and was the Chair of the Magnetic Materials Committee of the Minerals Metals and Materials Society (TMS) (2012-2014). He has been the Publication Chair for MMM-2017 (Pittsburgh) and will serve in the same role for the Joint MMM-Intermag 2019 and MMM 2019. He has been elected as the General Chair for the Joint MMM-Intermag that will take place in New Orleans in 2022 and will be 2019 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer.

Invited by Dr. Thomas George Woodcock
Contact Ines Firlle

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