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Walther-Meißner-Institut (WMI), Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Chair for Technical Physics (E23), Technische Universität München

Open Day at the Walther-Meißner-Institute


October 23, 2004


2004 - The Year of Technology

October 23, 2004

Open Day at the Walther-Meißner-Institute on October 23, 2004 from 10:00 to 17:00 h

The Walther-Meißner-Institute works on topical problems of low temperature research. In talks and demonstration experiments you get insight into current research projects in the fields of superconductivity and spinelectronics. In addition, you can visit our facilities for developing new material systems as well as for liquefying helium.

Walther Meissner

Talk and demonstration
History and research at Walther Meissner Institute
Walther Meissner and the history of the institute
Superconductivity and superfluidity
Superconducting magnetically levitated train
Place: Seminar room, room 143 and foyer (first floor)
Time: 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, and 16:00

Meissner-Ochsenfeld effect

Superconductivity and superfluidity
• Meissner-Ochsenfeld effect
• Fountain effect (11:30 and 15:30 only)

Place: Room 116 (first floor)

Helium supply station

Cryo liquids, low temperatures and thermometry
• Experiments with liquid nitrogen
He gas thermometer
Place: Foyer (ground floor)

pulsed laser deposition

Lab tour and demonstration
Thin film technology and pulsed laser deposition
• Preparation of thin films using pulsed laser deposition
• Scanning atomic force microscope

Place: PLD lab, room 017 (ground floor)


Lab tour (from 11:00 to 16:00)
Scanning Probe Microscopy
• How it works
• How an apparatus for imaging atoms looks like

Place: ScanProbeLab, room 028 (ground floor)

nuclear demagnetization

Lab tour
Munich's coldest solid
• Cryotechnology
• Making of ultra low temperatures

Place: Bayerische Millimühle, room K02 (basement)

YBCO single crystals

Lab tour and demonstration
Crystal growth and material preparation
• Determination of phase diagrams
• Growth of single crystals

Place: Crystal lab, room K09 (basement)

The team of the Walther Meissner Institute wishes you a pleasant stay.

Staff of the WMI

WMI poster for the Open Day (pdf, 2.4M)

Information about the activities of other institutes at the Open Day can be found on the homepage of Wissenschaft in Garching.