Core-to-Core Groningen Workshop 2012

Nov. 18, 2012, 3 p.m. - Nov. 21, 2012, 5 p.m.

Based on the present status on Spintronics and Moltronics (Molecular Electronics), including both the computational materials design and experiments, we will discuss the future direction of the research for the realization of energy saving Spintronics and Moltronics. We also aim at finding collaboration between the design and experimental groups.  We invite the key experimentalists and theorists to localize and analyze the present problems for realistic applications and to solve the difficulties through collaborations. The major subjects of the Core-to-Core Groningen Workshop are the following:
(1) Realization of High-Tc for Spintronics and Moltronics
(2) Control of Magnetization and Spincaloritronis by Electric Fields
(3) Colossal Magnetic Responses due to Electric Field and/or Codoping
(4) Self-organization for the System Integration (Bottom-up Nanotechnology)
(5) Control of Spin, Charge, and Electron Mass (Heat) by Nano-Lithography (Top-Down Nanotechnology)
(6) Electron Correlation Effects in (Oxide) Hetero-Structures and Interfaces
(7) New Spintronics and Moltronics Materials
Local Organizing Committee:
Ria Broer (Zernike Institute, Groningen) –Chair
Margriet Derix (Zernike Institute, Groningen) –Secretariat
Hisazumi Akai (Groningen Center, Osaka)
Tamalika Banerjee (Zernike Institute, Groningen)
Maria Antonietta Loi (Zernike Institute, Groningen)
Beatriz Noheda (Zernike Institute, Groningen)
Thomas Palstra (Zernike Institute, Groningen)
Bart van Wees (Zernike Institute, Groningen)
International Organizing Committee:
Hisazumi Akai (Osaka)
Stefan Blügel (Jülich)
Ria Broer (Groningen)
Peter H. Dederichs (Jülich)
Olle Eriksson (Uppsala)
Hiroshi Katayama-Yoshida (Osaka)
Risto Nieminen (Aalto)
Bart van Wees(Groningen)
Su-Huai Wei (NREL Colorado)
Keynote Lecture:
Bert Koopmans (Eindhoven)
Plenary Talks:
Stefan Blügel (Jülich)
Kazunori Sato (Osaka)
Registration Fees:
Nov. 18 (Sun)    €50.00 ( €25.00*) 
Nov. 19 (Mon)   €50.00 ( €25.00*)
Nov. 20 (Tue)    €25.00 ( €12.50*)
Nov. 21 (Wed)   €50.00 ( €25.00*)
*) student
Should be paid in cash at the meeting site.
Registrations for participation and poster contributions are welcome and should be made through registrations and abstracts pages by November 12.
Social Programs:
Nov. 18 (Sun)   Dinner
Nov. 19 (Mon)  Buffet dinner at poster session
Nov. 20 (Tue)   Excursion to Groningen Museum, city tour, and dinner in town (fee €50.00)
We will book a room at Hampshire Hotel –Plaza Groningen from Nov. 18 (Sun) to 21(Wed) (4 nights). A participant who need not a booking or one who need a different type of booking  is asked to send an E-mail to
If you need a room at the Hampshire Hotel-Plaza Groningen, please fill in the reservation form and fax it to Hampshire Hotel Plaza, +31 – 50 524 80 01 or send it by e-mail to  If you have any questions please let us know through Email: The hotel reservation form is available here.
Laan Corpus den Hoom 300, 9728 JT Groningen, The Netherlands
From Schiphol Airport: Take a train for Groningen from Schiphole Railway Station. A train starting each hour at :50 goes Groningen directly. Another train starting each hour at :20 needs transfer at Amersfoort Station. Both take around 2.5 hours to Groningen.
From Groningen Station: Take a taxi or bus. The hotel is located at around 5 km apart  from the central station. A regular bus service takes around 15 mins. Take a city bus 6 and get off  at the stop at the corner of J. den Uylstraar/DD Eisenhouwerstraat. From the bus stop the hotel is around 7min walking distance. 
Program (yet tentative):
November 18 (Sunday)
14:00 – Registration
15:10-15:20 H. Katayama-Yoshida (Core-to-Core program)
15:20-15:30 T.T.M. Palstra (Zernike Institute)
Keynote lecture
15:30-16:30   B. Koopmans (TU Eindhoven)
Plenary talks
16:40-17:20 S. Blügel (Jülich)
17:20-18:00 K. Sato (Osaka)
Session 1: Moltronics I
18:10-18:40 Y. Morikawa (Osaka, organic/metal interfaces)
18:40-19:00 I. Hamada (Osaka, moltronics)
(19:00-21:00 dinner)
November 19 (Monday)
9:00-9:30 Registration
Session 2: Spintronics I (semiconductor spintronics)
9:30-10:10  B. van Wees (Zernike Institute) "Graphene spintronics"
10:10-10:30  M. Seike (Osaka, d0 ferromagnetism and others of TM oxides)
10:30-10:50  H. Katayama-Yoshida (Osaka, self-organized devices)
11:10-11:50 O. Eriksson’s group (Uppsala)
11:50-12:30 P. Bobbert (TU Eindhoven)
Put up posters
Session 3: Spintronics II (metallic spintronics and TMR/GMR)
13:30-14:10 I. Mertig’s group (Halle, non-equilibrium)
14:10-14:50 H. Ebert’s group (Munich, spin Hall)
14:50-15:30 M. Ogura's group (Osaka, methodology and conductance)
15:50-16:30 T. Banerjee (Zernike Institute) "Probing spin transport at the nanoscale"
16:30-17:10 M. Shirai’s group (Sendai, Half-metallic-based spintronics)
17:10-17:40 J. Flipse (Zernike Institute) "Spin caloritronics"
November 20 (Tuesday)
Session 4: Spintronics III (devices and other topics)
9:00-9:40 T. Oguchi’s group (Osaka, Spin-orbit coupling)
9:40-10:20 P. Entel’s group (Duisburg, spincaloric transport)
10:20-10:50 S. Parui (Zernike Institute) "Unusual features in the bias dependence of spin
                        transport in metallic spin valves"
11:10-11:50 T. Ono’s group (Osaka, transport)
11:50-12:30 B. Sanyal (Uppsala)
12:30-13:10 M.A. Loi (Zernike Institute)
Excursion to Groningen Museum, city tour, and dinner in town
November 21 (Wednesday)
Session 5: Spintronics IV (surface and interfaces)
9:00-9:50 S. Blügel’s group (Jülich)
9:50-10:20 N. Akhtar (Zernike Institute)
10:20-11:00 H. Kasai's group (Osaka, magnetic catalysis/surfaces)
Session 6: Moltronics II (surface and interfaces)
11:20-12:00 R. Nieminen's group (Aalto)
12:00-12:30 Zernike (TBA)
Session 7: Moltronics III (new spintronics and moltronics materials)
13:30-14:10 S. Biszri (Zernike Institute)
14:10-14:50 R. Chiechi (Zernike Institute)
15:10-15:50 M. Montanese (Zernike Institute)
15:50-16:30 R. Broer (Zernike Institute)
16:30-17:10 P.H. Dederichs (Jülich) "Superparamagnetism in Gd-doped GaN"