Prof. dr. R.A. (Rembert) Duine

Cond-Matter Theory, Stat & Comp Phys
Academic Director
Theoretical Physics (ITF)
+31 30 253 2289
  • Huaiyang Yuan's paper, in collaboration with Zhenyu Wang, Yunshan Cao, Z.-X. Li, and Peng Yan, was accepted for Physical Review Letters! See here for a short piece on Science X. 
  • Huaiyang Yuan's paper on Magnon Antibunching was selected as an Editor's suggestion!
  • Click here for a BNR Radio piece about our work. 
  • Andreas Rueckriegel and Rembert A. Duine, Long-Range Phonon Spin Transport in Ferromagnet-Nonmagnetic Insulator Heterostructures, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 117201 (2020); this paper considers long-range spin transport by phonons. It was highlighted and discussed in Physics. See also this news item of the Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University.
  • Scott A. Bender, Akashdeep Kamra, Wolfgang Belzig, Rembert A. Duine, Spin current cross-correlations as a probe of magnon coherence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 187701 (2019); this paper applies ideas from quantum optics to magnons and proposes how to probe magnon coherence. It was discussed in a Viewpoint article in Physics and at (Image by Scott Bender.)
  • R. Lebrun, A. Ross, S. A. Bender, A. Qaiumzadeh, L. Baldrati, J. Cramer, A. Brataas, R. A. Duine, M. Kläui, Electrically controlled long-distance spin transport through an antiferromagnetic insulator, Nature 561, 222 (2018); this paper is the first demonstration of long-range spin transport through an antiferromagnetic insulator. See the accompanying News and Views, the press release, an article in the Volkkrant, listen to a podcast on BNR, and/or check out this instagram post by NOSop3.
  • A . Roldan-Molina, A.S. Nunez, and R.A. Duine, Magnonic black holes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 061301 (2017); this work is the first to give a concrete proposal for implementing event horizons for spin waves. It was mentioned as a research highlight in Nature Physics 13, 1 (2017). For the university press release, see here. For an article in the Volkskrant, see here. (Image by FLOTOR MEDIA SOLUTIONS S.L.)
  • B. Flebus, S. A. Bender, Y. Tserkovnyak, and R. A. Duine, Two-Fluid Theory for Spin Superfluidity in Magnetic Insulators, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 117201 (2016); this paper provides a unified theoretical description of coherent (superfluid) and incoherent (thermal) spin transport carried by magnons that is rooted in a microscopic theory.
  • L.J. Cornelissen, J. Liu, R.A. Duine, J. Ben Youssef, B.J. Van Wees, Long distance transport of magnon spin information in a magnetic insulator at room temperature, Nature Physics 11, 1022 (2015); This paper is the first to demonstrate spin currents through a magnetic insulator. My group contributed by developing its theoretical description that unifies magnon and electron spin transport. I expect this paper to be among the defining publications of “magnon spintronics”, the field which holds the prospect of achieving room-temperature transfer of information without dissipation. See here for the FOM press release. Here you can find a short radio item of BNR about this work, and here you can find a short piece in the Digitaal U-Blad. (Image credit: Ludo Cornelissen/Bart van Wees.)
  • Scott A. Bender, R. A. Duine, and Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, Electronic Pumping of Quasiequilibrium Bose-Einstein Condensed Magnons, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 246601 (2012); this paper considers the possibility of integrating metal spintronics with magnon Bose-Einstein condensation and magnon superfluidity.

  • F. Jonietz, S. Mühlbauer, C. Pfleiderer, A. Neubauer, W. Münzer, A. Bauer, T. Adams, R. Georgii, P. Böni, R. A. Duine, K. Everschor, M. Garst, and A. Rosch, Spin Transfer Torques in MnSi at Ultra-low Current Densities, Science 330, 1648 (2010); this paper is the first to demonstrate spin-transfer torques in chiral magnets, in particular in the skyrmion lattice phase. The critical currents are several order of magnitude lower than what was previously achieved, and the finding of this paper led to the field of "skyrmionics", spintronics with skyrmions. (Animation by Prof. A. Rosch / Universität Köln, W. Schürmann / TUM.)
  • R.A. Duine and H.T.C. Stoof, Spin drag in noncondensed Bose gases, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 170401 (2009); this article is among the first to consider spintronics-like physics in cold-atom systems and was discussed in a viewpoint article. Its predictions were in excellent agreement with experiments carried out in the group of Peter van der Straten, see arXiv:1204.6143v2 [cond-mat.quant-gas]. (Image credit: Alan Stonebraker.)
  • A.S. Nunez, R.A. Duine, P.M. Haney, and A.H. MacDonald, Theory of spin torques and giant magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic metals, Phys. Rev. B 73, 214426 (2006); this paper essentially opened a new subfield of physics now dubbed "Antiferromagnetic Spintronics".
  • J.W. Reijnders and R.A. Duine, Pinning of vortices in a Bose-Einstein condensate by an optical lattice, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 060401 (2004); this article is the first to propose vortex pinning in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. This is my first publication that does not involve my Ph. D. supervisor, and its theoretical predictions were experimentally confirmed a few years later in the group of Nobel laureate Eric Cornell [Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 240402 (2006)].