A bit of history of the Ferroic Physics Laboratory

The Ferroics Physics Laboratory, a.k.a. FerroLab, was established in 2013 under the Russian Government Programm P220 (MegaGrants) and was originally lead by the renown theoretitian Prof. Dr. Alexender K. Tagantsev. After successful completion of the MegaGrant project Laboratory have continued as an independent laborotory at Ioffe Institute ... (read more)




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Best young scientists research awards of Ioffe Institute

We are proud to announce that the work of PhD students of FerroLab Petr Gerevenkov and Iaroslav Filatov entitled "Spatial-temporal evolution of magnetostatic waves spectra optically excited in ferromagnetic anisotropic films" has received 2nd award at the annual competition of young scientists of Ioffe Institute which took place on April 14, 2022. 



New publication in Applied Physics Letters

Iaroslav Filatov, Petr Gerevenkov, Alexandra Kalashnikova, and Nikolai Khokhlov has published an article "Spectrum evolution and chirping of laser-induced spin wave packets in thin iron films" in Applied Physics Letters. This paper has become a part of the special issue on Ultrafast and Terahertz Spintronics.



New PhD!

Iaroslav Mogunov has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Picosecond strain pulses in vanadium dioxide nanostructures with ultrafast phase transition" on February 24, 2022. His supervisor was dr. Alexandra Kalashnikova and prof. dr. Andrey Akimov (Nottingham University). It was an outstanding defense of the outstanding scientific work! Synopsis of the PhD thesis can be found here (in Russian).



SLALOM 2022 - 4th SchooL on Advanced Light-Emitting and Optical Materials

Light is an amazing tool which we use in everyday life and in cutting-edge experiments. However, we are still far from fully mastering light emission, spectroscopy and light-induced control and their application in various technologies. Therefore, in May ITMO University organizes a three-day school for master and PhD students at which the leading scientists will teach about state-of-the art light emitting technologies, photovoltaics, lasers in material treatment and optical control. Join it! The organizers are Alexandra Kalashnikova and Sergey Makarov (ITMO University).

School will take place in St. Petersburg on May 18-20, 2022. The registration is open till March 14, 2022.

For more details please visit: https://slalom.physics.itmo.ru/


Update: School is postponed


Workshop on Ultrafast Antiferromagnetic Writing

How to switching an antiferromagnet between two states and how to do it in the most smart way (i.e. fast and energy-efficient) - these are two burning issues which will be tackled at the Workshop on Ultrafast Antiferromagnetic Writing by a number of leading scientists in the field. The workshop is organized by SPICE as part of the Gutenberg International Conference Center at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The program committee is Tomáš Jungwirth (Institute of Physics ASCR, Prague), Alexandra Kalashnikova, Aleksei Kimel (Radboud University, Nijmegen), Thomas Metzger (Radboud University, Nijmegen), and  Yuriy Mokrousov (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz).

The workshop will take place in Ingelheim, Germany on May 9-10, 2022. The registration is open till March 1, 2022.

For more details please visit: https://www.spice.uni-mainz.de/uaw-2022-home/



Presidential stipendium for Leonid Shelukhin

Leonid Shelukhin is among young Russian scientists whose research will be supported by the Presidential stipendium. 



Science paper by Roman Dubrovin

In the very end of 2021 great news came in: paper "Terahertz light–driven coupling of antiferromagnetic spins to lattice" based on the collaborative work between researchers from Radboud University, Ioffe Institute, and General Physics Institute has been published in Science! In their work, researchers discovered that very short THz electro-magnetic pulse can excite in an antiferromagnet CoF2 an interesting state in which spin-phonon coupling is drastically increased. This happens when the THz pulse excites coherent spin oscillations - magnon, and the two magnons transforms into a coherent phonon. 



New grant from Russian Science Foundation for the team of young researchers lead by Nikolay Khokhlov 

We are pleased to announce that Nikolay Khokhlov and his team has received support from RSF for their project aimed at studies of spin waves in tunable magnonic elements. Two years of intense work and exciting results are ahead!



News Archive


Media about us

ПерсТ (p. 7) - about recent paper "Terahertz light–driven coupling of antiferromagnetic spins to lattice" in Science (in Russian)

ITMO.NEWS - about recent public lecture on "Bright future of magnetic recording" by Alexandra Kalashnikova in the New Holland lectorium.

kommersant.ru - about our recent publication in Physical Review Applied "Laser-Induced Magnetization Precession in Individual Magnetoelastic Domains of a Multiferroic Co40Fe40B20/BaTiO3 Composite" (in Russian)

habr.ru - about persectives of all-optical magnetic recording (based on  the review article "Fundamentals and perspectives of ultrafast photoferroic recording" in Physics Reports)

ITMO.NEWS - overview of the Round table "Gender diversity in science" during MateNano2020 at which Ferrolab was represenetd by Alexandra Kalashnikova

ITMO.NEWS - interview with Alexandra Kalashnikova about the review article "Fundamentals and perspectives of ultrafast photoferroic recording" in Physics Reports

Indicator.ru - about our publication "Large non-thermal contribution to picosecond strain pulse generation using the photo-induced phase transition in VO2" in Nature Communications

TrV-Science - a brief interview with Alexandra Kalashnikova and several other scientists about the life of researchers during the social distancing period in April 2020 (in Russian)

Indicator.ru - about our publication "Optical Excitation of Propagating Magnetostatic Waves in an Epitaxial Galfenol Film by Ultrafast Magnetic Anisotropy Change" in Physical Review Applied

Indicator.ru - interview with Alexandra Kalashnikova, 2019 and its video version 

Russian Science Foundation - about our publication "Optically excited spin pumping mediating collective magnetization dynamics in a spin valve structure" in Physical Review B.