Publication of the 2020 Magnetism Roadmap
As a collective effort of leading experts from 10 different countries, the 2020 Magnetism Roadmap, which is an Open Access article, is intended to provide a reference point and guide to the interested community on relevant and emerging research directions in modern magnetism. The article consists of 14 sections, each written by an expert in the field and addressing a specific subject on two pages. Contributing authors include: E.Y. Vedmedenko, R.K. Kawakami, D.D. Sheka, P. Gambardella, A. Kirilyuk, A. Hirohata, C. Binek, O. Chubykalo-Fesenko, S. Sanvito, B.J. Kirby, J. Grollier, K. Everschor-Sitte, T. Kampfrath, C.-Y. You and A. Berger.
Following the success and relevance of the 2014 and 2017 Magnetism Roadmap articles, this 2020 Magnetism Roadmap edition takes yet another timely look at newly relevant and highly active areas in magnetism research. A different group of experts has again been selected for this article, representing both the breadth of new research areas, and the desire to incorporate different voices and viewpoints. Despite its two-page limit for each subject, the most relevant and key aspects of each field are briefly described, which enables the Roadmap as whole to give its readers an initial overview of and outlook into a wide variety of topics and fields in a fairly condensed format. Correspondingly, the Roadmap pursues the goal of giving each reader a reference frame of relevant and current topics in modern applied magnetism research.