Kubo Theory


  • Date: Dec 5, 2018
  • Time: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Speaker: Dr. Alexander Mook
  • MLU, Halle
  • Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Weinberg 2, 06120 Halle (Saale)
  • Room: Lecture Hall, B.1.11
  • Host: IMPRS-STNS
Kubo Theory

I give a tutorial-like introduction to linear response theory or "Kubo theory" both within classical and quantum physics. I present several examples that show how it is applied and focus on electrical and magnonic transport phenomena.

In the second part of my talk, I show how Kubo theory is used in classical spin dynamics simulations to calculate the spin conductivity and heat conductivity due to the excitations of magnetic insulators. To that end, I give an introduction to "topological magnon materials" and the anomalous Hall physics of magnons.

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