Advanced Spin Engineering in Kaiserslautern
The Kaiserslautern Center for Advanced Spin Engineering CASE is a coherent research platform by scientists from Physics, Chemistry and Engineering. CASE is dedicated to promoting Kaiserslautern as one of the leading hot-spots in spin engineering research and building strong ties towards application oriented research and beyond, e.g. industry. Funding is provided through the research initiative (Forschungsinitiative II) of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The specific goals of CASE are:
Research: Improving the scientific understanding of spin engineering, through cross-disciplinary collaborations that integrate diverse perspectives;
Strategy: Realizing the full research supply chain, from fundamental studies of spin phenomena to innovative applications, and to forge new links in it;
Education: Educating young and experienced researchers alike in spin engineering, with life-long learning that extends from school children to senior scientists.
Current major measures to achieve our goals:
- Implementing a DFG collaborative research center (SFB/TRR) “Spin+X: spin its collective environment” together with the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Pre-proposal submitted June 2014).
- Establishing the Laboratory of Advanced Spin Egineering LASE as a new central research facility. LASE was recently approved by the German Science Council (Wissenschaftrat) for funding in the federal program for building new research facilities (Forschungsbauten nach GG § 91b). This facility will be constructed starting 2015 and will provide 3.000 m2 of state-of-the art lab space as well as new instrumentation. The overall costs of 39,4 Mio € are jointly covered by the Federal Government and the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.
- together with the OPTIMAS Course Program a series of courses is drafted that provides fundamental knowledge and practical know-how on methods and technologies for spin engineering as applied by the CASE research groups.