Jun 11. till Jun 12.


This event is to bring together researchers interested in using beamline I06 to image ferroelectric and ferromagnetic materials using the PEEM or other X-ray imaging techniques available at Diamond.

11/06/20152015-06-11 - 12/06/20152015-06-12
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK


Event Overview

Ferro-X will highlight the role of imaging and synchrotron techniques in some recent achievements in the physics of functional materials for energy and spintronics applications.

Hot topics that will be covered by the workshop are:

  • Electrical control of magnetism in multiferroic systems
  • Ferromagnetic domain walls and vortices
  • Functional oxides


Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Ramamoorthy Ramesh (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Lee Phillips (Unité Mixte CNRS/Thales, Palaiseau, France)
  • Chang-Beom Eom (University of Wisconsin, USA)
  • Paolo Radaelli (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Mathias Klaeui (University of Mainz, Germany)
  • Olivier Fruchart (Institut Neel, Grenoble, France)
  • Josep Fontcuberta, (ICMAB-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Liam O'Brien (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Carlos Vaz ( Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland)
  • Sophie Morley (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Raymond McQuaid (Queens University, Belfast)
  • David Pesquera (Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain)
  • Xavier Moya (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Stuart Cavill (University of York, UK)
  • Dennis Meier (ETH, Zurich)
  • Michel Viret (CEA, Paris)
  • Massimo Ghidini (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Jan Vogel (CNRS, Grenoble)

Delegate Information


If you require accommodation, please contact either:

Ridgeway House onsite (email: ridgewayhouse@stfc.ac.uk or phone: 01235 445500).

Cosener's House in Abingdon (email: coseners@stfc.ac uk or phone +44 1235 523198)

We have reserved some rooms for delegates, available on a first come first serve basis at a cost of £60 B&B per night.

Please quote reference 61146 when booking at Ridgeway and 62537 when booking at Coseners.

Other local hotels include:

Milton Hill House, Milton Hill, Steventon, OX13 6AF Tel: 01235 825716

Steventon House Hotel, Milton Hill, Steventon, OX13 6AB Tel: 01235 831223

The Bear Hotel, Market Place, Wantage, OX12 8AB Tel: 01235 766366

The Kingswell, Reading Road, Harwell, OX11 0LZ Tel: 01235 833043

Premier Inn, Oxford South (Didcot) Hotel, Milton Interchange, OX14 4TX Tel: 0871 527 8868

Workshop Dinner

There will be pre-dinner drinks followed by a workshop dinner on the evening of Thursday 11th June 2015. Please ensure you select this option during registration to book your space.


Registration is free but participants are expected to fund their own travel and accommodation. Refreshments, lunch, pre-dinner drinks and the workshop dinner will be provided.


For any enquiries, please contact the Diamond Events Team on +44 1235 778431 or events@diamond.ac.uk



Registration is now closed

Programme Thursday 11th June 2015


To download an abstract of the talk, please click the title link

10:00 Coffee and Registration Diamond Atrium

Welcome and Introduction
Sarnjeet Dhesi and Massimo Ghidini 

MR G59

Session 1: Electrical control of magnetism in multiferroics
CHAIR: N  Mathur (Cambridge) 


Coupling Magnetism To Electricity In Multiferroic Heterostructures
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Deterministic Exchange Coupling to Monodomain multiferroic BiFeO3/Co Heterostructures
Chang-Beom Eom, University of Wisconsin, USA

12:00  Non collinear magnetic structures in BiFeO3 and its interfaces
Michel Viret, CEA, Paris
12:30 Lunch Diamond Atrium
  Session 2: Domain Walls
CHAIR: S Dhesi (Diamond)

MR G59
13:30  Domain Wall and skyrmion dynamics due to spin-orbit effects
Mathias Klaeui, University of Mainz, Germany 
14:15  Advanced characterization and functionality of domain walls in multiferroics
Dennis Meier, ETH, Zurich 
14:45  Quantative analysis of shadow XMCD-PEEM to unravel 3D magnetic configurations
Olivier Fruchart, Institut Neel, Grenoble, France 
15:30 Coffee  Diamond Atrium 
  Session 3: PEEM
CHAIR:G Van der Laan (Diamond)

MR G59
16:00  Imaging chiral Néel walls and skyrmions in Pt/Co/MgO using PEEM
Jan Vogel, CNRS, Grenoble
16:30  Strain controlled magnetization dynamics in thin films and planar nanostructures
Stuart Cavill, University of York, UK 

Probing magnetism at the nanoscale with XPEEM: from nanoparticles to multiferroic heterostructures
Carlos Vaz, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland 

17:30  Magnetoelectric imaging of multiferroic heterostructures
Massimo Ghidini, University of Cambridge, UK 
18:00  Drinks Diamond Atrium 
19:00  Evening Buffet Dinner Diamond Atrium
21:00  Close of Day 1   


Programme Friday 12th June 2015

  Session 4: Functional Oxides
CHAIR: C. Vecchini (NPL)

MR G59

Electroresistance in ferroelectric tunnel junctions and orbital reconstructions at oxide interfaces
Josep Fontcuberta, ICMAB-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

 9:45  Paolo Radaelli, University of Oxford, UK   
10:30  Imaging strain-mediated magnetoelectric heterostructures using photoemission electron microscopy
Xavier Moya, University of Cambridge, UK 
11:00  Coffee  Diamond Atrium 
  Session 5: Young Investigator Session 
CHAIR:M Ghidini (Cambridge)

 MR G59

Dynamics of Artificial Spin Ice in Real and Reciprocal Space
Sophie Morley, University of Leeds, UK

11:50 Understanding and manipulating domain states in nanoscale ferroelectrics Raymond McQuaid, Queens University, Belfast   
 12:10  Strain-induced phase diagram of half-doped manganites: Probing orbital and magnetic order with X-ray dichroism
David Pesquera, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain 
12:30 Lunch  Diamond Atrium 
  Session 6:  Materials Design
CHAIR: X Moya (Cambridge) 

MR G59 
13:30  Imaging electrically-induced changes of magnetic order and orientation at room temperature and above
Lee Phillips, Unité Mixte CNRS/Thales, Palaiseau, France
14:00  Kondo physics in non-local metallic spin transport devices
Liam O'Brien, University of Cambridge, UK 
14:30  Close of Day 2