Home Institution: ITP, University Frankfurt, Germany
Host Institution: CNR-SPIN, L´Aquila, Italy
STSM period: 07-02-2015/14-02-2015
Brief Summary of the STSM activity:
During the STSM there has been an extensive exchange about recent results concerning both the Rashba effect and ferroelectricity. On the basis of a group seminar the grantee presented work of the Frankfurt group on SrTiO3 surfaces, in which the interplay of magnetism and Rashba coupling is believed to play an important role to explain recent experimental observations.
In the framework of a group-internal workshop the members of the host institution introduced the grantee to the calculation of polarization in ferroelectric materials.
Moreover there were many interesting debates about the interplay of ferroelectricity and Rashba coupling and possible new projects for collaborations combining the expertise of both groups were discussed.
Impact: Poster presentation at the KITP conference on “New Phases and Emergent Phenomena in Correlated Materials with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling”, Talk at the 2015 DPG Frühjahrstagung