Basic research targeting new magnetic materials including permanent magnets is the theme. These directions in particular attract much interest in view of so-called element strategy. Not only magnetism is relevant to the field but interdisciplinary research activities are required. Various new approaches based on material informatics are also expected to play roles. Thus the recent development in the field obtained using various approaches including electronic structure calculation, material informatics, and so forth will be discussed.
In quantum spin systems governed by enhanced quantum effects, novel orders like the topological order and intriguing quantum states like the quantum spin-liquid state have recently been found, and are attracting much attention. In the symposium, we wish to survey the present status of recent research activities on such novel order and low-temperature state of quantum spin systems both from theoretical and experimental viewpoints.
Spintronics is a fields where the electronics and information technology based on new materials, devices, and systems that utilize spin degree of freedom are studied. The field is rapidly developed in terms of both basic and applied sciences. In Japan, there are many groups and institutes that initiate the physics related to novel magnetic orderings and excitations caused by the spin-orbit interaction, and hence, stimulating discussions focusing on frontier of this field are expected.