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Danny Thonig

Title: Associate Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Science and Technology


Phone: +46 19 303836

Room: T2208

Danny Thonig
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About Danny Thonig

Danny Thonig is Associate Senior Lecturer at the School of Science and Technology at Örebro University and member of the Fellowship Development programme at Örebro University. A two page CV can be downloaded from here.


Danny Thonig's research is in theoretical materials modelling, with focus on computational analysis of atomistic, semi-classical dynamics and electronic structure theory. Such materials research has the main aim to be the fundament for more efficient, faster, smaller, and greener future technologies. Danny Thonig's research gave significant contribution in the area of magnetism, which are, among other things, i) revealing fundamental energy dissipation and energy conservation mechanisms in magnets, ii) characterising the thermal stability of various magnetic materials, in particular such that do not exists in nature, iii) demonstrate high existens probability of magnetic monopols in so called "spin ice" materials, which are otherwise forbidden by fundamental electro dynamical law. Danny Thonig is furthermore the initiator and main developer of the program package CaHmd



Danny Thonig gives lectures and/or computer labs for the courses Numerical Methods, Optimisation, and Multivariable Analysis in various engineering programs and he is responsible for the examination at advanced level at the School of Science and Technology at Örebro University. He is also STEM professional for the initiative "Letter for pre-science" and is engaged in public work.

Collaboration and assignments

Danny Thonig's research is carried out in strong collaboration with materials research groups worldwide, as traceable on the publication list. Danny Thonig is an internationally recognised expert and was also invited speaker at several conferences and workshops.

Danny Thonig is member of the following institutions:

  • Member of of the German Physical Society
  • Member of the Fellowship Development programme at Örebro University
  • Former Member of the Max Planck School for Science and Technology
  • Member of the Swedish Physical Society
  • Member of The European Materials Modelling Council
  • Member of the European Evaluation Board

Funding and awards

Danny Thonig was funded with the Vetenskapsrådet Starting Grant 2019 on the topic "Interplay between spin and lattice degree-of-freedom in ultrafast dynamics".


Kvantmekaniken forklarade snabb forflyttning av spinn mellan atomer - Link

Forskning om supersnabbt sätt att lagra information - Link

Interview on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 - Link

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Articles in journals

Grenz, P. J. , Thonig, D. , Holtmann, M. , Miyamoto, K. , Kumar, S. , Schwier, E. F. , Okuda, T. , Henk, J. & et al. (2021). Adlayer influence on Dirac-type surface state at W(110). Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 33 (28).
Streib, S. , Szilva, A. , Borisov, V. , Pereiro, M. , Bergman, A. , Sjöqvist, E. , Delin, A. , Katsnelson, M. I. & et al. (2021). Exchange constants for local spin Hamiltonians from tight-binding models. Physical Review B, 103 (22).
Borisov, V. , Kvashnin, Y. O. , Ntallis, N. , Thonig, D. , Thunström, P. , Pereiro, M. , Bergman, A. , Sjöqvist, E. & et al. (2021). Heisenberg and anisotropic exchange interactions in magnetic materials with correlated electronic structure and significant spin-orbit coupling. Physical Review B, 103 (17).
Mousolou, V. A. , Liu, Y. , Bergman, A. , Delin, A. , Eriksson, O. , Pereiro, M. , Thonig, D. & Sjöqvist, E. (2021). Magnon-magnon entanglement and its quantification via a microwave cavity. Physical Review B, 104 (22).
Ntallis, N. , Bergman, A. , Delin, A. , Eriksson, O. , Sjöqvist, E. , Thonig, D. & Pereiro, M. (2021). Majority gate for two-dimensional ferromagnets lacking inversion symmetry. Physical Review Research, 3 (2).
Miranda, I. P. , Klautau, A. B. , Bergman, A. , Thonig, D. , Petrilli, H. M. & Eriksson, O. (2021). Mechanisms behind large Gilbert damping anisotropies. Physical Review B, 103 (22).
Shaw, J. M. , Knut, R. , Armstrong, A. , Bhandary, S. , Kvashnin, Y. , Thonig, D. , Delczeg-Czirjak, E. K. , Karis, O. & et al. (2021). Quantifying Spin-Mixed States in Ferromagnets. Physical Review Letters, 127 (20).
Malik, R. S. , Delczeg-Czirjak, E. K. , Knut, R. , Thonig, D. , Vaskivskyi, I. , Phuyal, D. , Gupta, R. , Jana, S. & et al. (2021). Ultrafast magnetization dynamics in the half-metallic Heusler alloy Co2FeAl. Physical Review B, 104 (10).
Tengdin, P. , Gentry, C. , Blonsky, A. , Zusin, D. , Gerrity, M. , Hellbrück, L. , Hofherr, M. , Shaw, J. & et al. (2020). Direct light-induced spin transfer between different elements in a spintronic Heusler material via femtosecond laser excitation. Science Advances, 6 (3).
Streib, S. , Borisov, V. , Pereiro, M. , Bergman, A. , Sjöqvist, E. , Delin, A. , Eriksson, O. & Thonig, D. (2020). Equation of motion and the constraining field in ab initio spin dynamics. Physical Review B, 102 (21).
Mousolou, V. A. , Bagrov, A. , Bergman, A. , Delin, A. , Eriksson, O. , Liu, Y. , Pereiro, M. , Thonig, D. & et al. (2020). Hierarchy of magnon mode entanglement in antiferromagnets. Physical Review B, 102 (22).
Keshavarz, S. , Di Marco, I. , Thonig, D. , Chioncel, L. , Eriksson, O. & Kvashnin, Y. O. (2020). Magnetic two-dimensional electron liquid at the surface of Heusler semiconductors. Physical Review Materials, 4 (2).
Pogoryelov, Y. , Pereiro, M. , Jana, S. , Kumar, A. , Akansel, S. , Ranjbar, M. , Thonig, D. , Primetzhofer, D. & et al. (2020). Nonreciprocal spin pumping damping in asymmetric magnetic trilayers. Physical Review B, 101 (5).
Huttmann, F. , Rothenbach, N. , Kraus, S. , Ollefs, K. , Arruda, L. M. , Bernien, M. , Thonig, D. , Delin, A. & et al. (2019). Europium Cyclooctatetraene Nanowire Carpets: A Low-Dimensional, Organometallic, and Ferromagnetic Insulator. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 10 (5), 911-917.
Hellsvik, J. , Thonig, D. , Modin, K. , Iusan, D. , Bergman, A. , Eriksson, O. , Bergqvist, L. & Delin, A. (2019). General method for atomistic spin-lattice dynamics with first-principles accuracy. Physical Review B, 99 (10).
Pal, S. , Jana, S. , Govinda, S. , Pal, B. , Mukherjee, S. , Keshavarz, S. , Thonig, D. , Kvashnin, Y. & et al. (2019). Peculiar magnetic states in the double perovskite Nd2NiMnO6. Physical Review B, 100 (4).
Shaw, J. M. , Delczeg-Czirjak, E. K. , Edwards, E. R. J. , Kvashnin, Y. , Thonig, D. , Schoen, M. A. W. , Pufall, M. , Schneider, M. L. & et al. (2018). Magnetic damping in sputter-deposited Co2MnGe Heusler compounds with A2, B2, and L2(1) orders: Experiment and theory. Physical Review B, 97 (9).
Thonig, D. , Kvashnin, Y. , Eriksson, O. & Pereiro, M. (2018). Nonlocal Gilbert damping tensor within the torque-torque correlation model. Physical Review Materials, 2 (1).
Salikhov, R. , Reichel, L. , Zingsem, B. , Abrudan, R. , Edström, A. , Thonig, D. , Rusz, J. , Eriksson, O. & et al. (2017). Enhanced spin-orbit coupling in tetragonally strained Fe-Co-B films. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 29 (27).
Chimata, R. , Delczeg-Czirjak, E. K. , Szilva, A. , Cardias, R. , Kvashnin, Y. O. , Pereiro, M. , Mankovsky, S. , Ebert, H. & et al. (2017). Magnetism and ultrafast magnetization dynamics of Co and CoMn alloys at finite temperature. Physical Review B, 95 (21).
Fransson, J. , Thonig, D. , Bessarab, P. F. , Bhattacharjee, S. , Hellsvik, J. & Nordström, L. (2017). Microscopic theory for coupled atomistic magnetization and lattice dynamics. Physical Review Materials, 1 (7).
Szilva, A. , Thonig, D. , Bessarab, P. F. , Kvashnin, Y. O. , Rodrigues, D. C. M. , Cardias, R. , Pereiro, M. , Nordström, L. & et al. (2017). Theory of noncollinear interactions beyond Heisenberg exchange: Applications to bcc Fe. Physical Review B, 96 (14).
Thonig, D. , Rauch, T. , Mirhosseini, H. , Henk, J. , Mertig, I. , Wortelen, H. , Engelkamp, B. , Schmidt, A. B. & et al. (2016). Existence of topological nontrivial surface states in strained transition metals: W, Ta, Mo, and Nb. Physical Review B, 94 (15).
Schoen, M. A. W. , Thonig, D. , Schneider, M. L. , Silva, T. J. , Nembach, H. T. , Eriksson, O. , Karis, O. & Shaw, J. M. (2016). Ultra-low magnetic damping of a metallic ferromagnet. Nature Physics, 12 (9), 839-842.
Thonig, D. , Henk, J. & Eriksson, O. (2015). Gilbert-like damping caused by time retardation in atomistic magnetization dynamics. Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 92 (10).
Thonig, D. & Henk, J. (2015). Pinning of thermal excitations at defects in artificial dipolar arrays: A theoretical investigation. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 386, 117-124.
Wortelen, H. , Miyamoto, K. , Mirhosseini, H. , Okuda, T. , Kimura, A. , Thonig, D. , Henk, J. & Donath, M. (2015). Spin-orbit influence on dz2 -type surface state at Ta(110). Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 92 (16).
Engelkamp, B. , Wortelen, H. , Mirhosseini, H. , Schmidt, A. B. , Thonig, D. , Henk, J. & Donath, M. (2015). Spin-polarized surface electronic structure of Ta(110): Similarities and differences to W(110). Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 92 (8).
Vergniory, M. G. , Otrokov, M. M. , Thonig, D. , Hoffmann, M. , Maznichenko, I. V. , Geilhufe, M. , Zubizarreta, X. , Ostanin, S. & et al. (2014). Exchange interaction and its tuning in magnetic binary chalcogenides. Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 89 (16).
Thonig, D. , Reißaus, S. , Mertig, I. & Henk, J. (2014). Thermal string excitations in artificial spin-ice square dipolar arrays. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 26 (26).
Böttcher, D. & Henk, J. (2013). Magnetic properties of strained La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 perovskites from first principles. Joural of Physics: Condensed Matter, 25 (13).