Magnetic Imaging Conference

February 9, 2021 | Online Event

challenges, techniques & latest research insights in magnetic imaging

Nanomagnetism is one of the most vivid research areas. This is due to both a plethora of interesting and emergent phenomena that nanomagnetic materials are exhibiting, and their application potential. The quest for novel magnetic materials is to a large extent driven by their impact on the advancement of human society and everyday life in general, the most notable example of this being tremendous increase of magnetic storage devices capacity, that even exceeded the prediction of Moore´s law. 

Magnetic imaging by scanning probe techniques plays a crucial role in tackling questions related to practical applications of magnetic nanomaterials. The key answer to these question is an improvement of resolution and sensitivity in measurement devices. For more than two decades, attocube has closely collaborated with leading scientists all over the world to facilitate scientific breakthroughs with its research equipment.

In particular, attocube facilitates research at the forefront of magnetic imaging by providing unique low-vibration cryostats, scanning probe microscopy platforms, low-temperature optics and ultra-precise nanopositioning units. Join this free-of-charge online event to gain insights on recent advances in various fields of solid state physics, where impressive results have been achieved by different magnetic imaging techniques: magnetic force microscopy (MFM), nitrogen vacancy microscopy (NVM) and scanning SQUID.

Register below for two sessions of scientific presentations (followed by Q&A sessions) by distinguished guest speakers, as well as for the panel discussion on the future of magnetic imaging with some of the foremost authorities in the field.



Conference Program

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The conference is organized in two sessions and a panel discussion. Particpation is free of charge, simply click on the links below and register for the sessions you are interested in.

Session 1: 

08:40 - 08:55  Mirko Bacani (attocube systems AG, Haar, Germany) | attocube systems as your partner in low-temperature magnetic imaging

09:00 - 09:25  Jan Seidel (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) | Variable temperature MFM measurements of magnetic oxide materials

09:30 - 09:55  Jian Shen (Fudan University, Shanghai, China) | Physical origin of complex magnetic domain structures in manganites

10:00 - 10:25  Eli Zeldov (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel) | Imaging topological currents and twist-angle disorder in magic-angle graphene

10:25 - 10:45  Virtual Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:15  Jörg Wrachtrup (University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany) | Nanoscale probing of functional 2D materials

11:20 - 11:45  Vincent Jacques (University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France) | Exploring antiferromagnetic order with a single spin microscope

11:50 - 12:15  Christian Degen (ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland) | Towards mK magnetometry of electronic transport in condensed matter systems

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Session 2: 

14:10 - 14:40  Stuart Parkin (Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics & Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle Germany) | Chiral non-collinear spin textures imaged using magnetic force microscopy and lorentz transmission electron microscopy

14:45 - 15:00  Samuel Seddon (University of Warwick, Coventry, UK) | Real-space Observation of Ferroelectrically Induced Magnetic Spin Crystal in SrRuO3

15:05 - 15:30  Patrick Maletinsky (University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland) | Single-spin nanoscale imaging of atomically thin magnets

15:30 - 15:45  Virtual Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:10  Ruslan Prozorov (Iowa State University & Ames Laboratory, Ames, USA) | Probing quantum criticality using optical NV magnetometry

16:15 - 16:40  John Kirtley (, Stanford, USA) | Determining the vibrations between sensor and sample in SQUID microscopy

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Panel Discussion

17:00 - 18:00  The future of magnetic imaging: What are key challenges in applications, and which techniques are going to solve these best?


Khaled Karraï (attocube systems AG, Haar, Germany)


Thierry Debuisschert (Thales Research & Technology, Palaiseau, France)

Hans Josef Hug (Empa - Swiss Federal Labs for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland)

Kathryn Ann Moler (Stanford University, Stanford, USA)

Stuart Parkin (Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics & Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany)

Jörg Wrachtrup (University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany)

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Conference Speakers

The Magnetic Imaging Conference gathers many of the world's leading scientists that are employing scanning probe microscopy techniques to explore magnetic phenomena. Learn more about the background of our speakers here

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