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Technische Universität Dortmund

TU Dortmund (TUDO) is a leading German Technical University, located in the Ruhr region, and known for interdisciplinary cooperation between the major four scientific areas (1) engineering and computer science, (2) natural sciences, (3) social science and (4) cultural sciences, which requires a high degree for profile-building features. The University has around 33.550 students, 6.200 employees among which 300 Professors. Currently, there are about 50 projects which are supported by funds of the European Commission at TUDO. Ten of them are coordinated and managed by TUDO.

The Department of Physics at TUDO counts 18 Professors. The focus of research is in solid-state, particle, accelerator, medical and biological physics. The department drives high-quality research by contributing to the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV and four Collaborative Research Centers; taking pride in its distinguished early career researchers with several ERC and Emmy-Noether grants. TUDO excels in research on quantum effects in solids, hosting a DFG International Collaborative Research Center (TRR 160) with St. Petersburg University on coherent manipulation of interacting spin excitations. The Dortmund Electron Accelerator DELTA is affiliated with the department of physics and managed by the Center for Synchrotron Radiation. DELTA is the only university-based synchrotron light source in Germany, providing unique opportunities and privileged access for research groups in solvation science, biophysics, accelerator and surface physics, materials science and manufacturing.

The chair "Coherent spin phenomena in solids" (Cinchetti Group) was founded on October 2016, when Mirko Cinchetti was appointed as a full Professor at TUDO. The newly established group has mainly two research interests. The first is the femtosecond manipulation of the magnetic order in antiferromagnets, magnetoelectrics and two-dimensional electronic systems. The second is the field of molecular spintronics. The main experimental methods in the group are based on time-resolved magneto-optical pump-probe spectroscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy performed with advanced photoelectron analyzers: spin-ARPES and momentum-microscopy. Within INTERFAST, TUDO is leader of WP2, on the characterization of the fundamental ingredients of INTERFAST performed using various state-of-the-art femtosecond pump-probe techniques. These methods will be implemented to test protocols to achieve ultrafast optical control of the interface-related parameters that will be controlled electrically in the other - more technologically oriented - WPs.

People involved

Prof. Mirko Cinchetti (PI)



Prof. Mirko Cinchetti

Fakultaet Physik

D-44221 Dortmund Germany

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