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

Seminar on
Advances in Solid State Physics
WS 2007/2008


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Time:
Tuesday, 10:00 - 11:30 h

Place:
Seminar Room 143
Walther-Meißner-Institute
Walther-Meißner-Str. 8
Research Campus Garching

Date Speaker Title
16.10.2007
Rudolf Gross
Walther-Meißner-Institut
Introduction and Presentation of Seminar Topics
06.11.2007
Marc Saitner
Universität Ulm
Charakterisierung von Nanolöchern und deren Befüllung mit Metallen
13.11.2007
Georg Wild
WMI
Josephson-Kontakte mit ferromagnetischen Barrieren
(Magnetfeldabhängigkeit des Josephson-Stromes, Fiske-Stufen)
20.11.2007
Elisabeth Hoffmann
WMI
Strong Coupling of Qubits with Resonators and Hybrid Rings for Homodyne Readout
27.11.2007
Franz Czeschka
WMI
Tunneln zwischen Supraleitern und Ferromagneten
(physikalische Grundlagen, Messung der Spinpolarisation)
04.12.2007
Timo Buttler
TUM
Der Riesenmagnetwiderstand (GMR, Nobelpreis für Physik 2007)
11.12.2007
Alexander Baust
TUM
Supraleitende Quantenbits: Typen, Funktionsweise, Kopplung
18.12.2007
(FOR538-Workshop)
08.01.2008
Rudolf Gross
WMI
Lasern mit künstlichen supraleitenden Atomen
15.01.2008
Bernhard Muschler
WMI
Untersuchung von La2-xSrxCuO4 und RE2-xCexCuO4 (RE = Nd, Pr) nahe des Einsatzpunktes der Supraleitung bei hoher Dotierung
22.01.2008
Nathalie Munnikes
WMI
Untersuchung von Y-123 in der Umgebung des Einsatzpunktes der Supraleitung
29.01.2008
Johannes Büttner
WMI
(to be announced)
05.02.2008
(Fasching)



Within the seminar students can give talks on current topics in solid-state physics (list of topics can be downloaded as pdf-file). The seminar aims to give a closer look at new developments in solid-state physics and to show how these developments can be transferred into applications. In the winter semester 2007 the seminar will focus on the following two main topics:

1. Spintronics:
The selection of this topic is of course triggered by the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics for Peter Grünberg and Albert Fert for the discovery of the Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) Effect in 1988. Furthermore, for a long time spintronics is one of the key topics of the research program of WMI. Presently, the WMI research activities on spintronics are embedded into the SPP 1285 on Semiconductor Spin Electronics (Priority Programme of the DFG).

2. Solid-State Quantum Information Processing:
The selection of this topic is motivated by the strong research activities of WMI in this field, which are embedded into the two large coordinated research programs SFB 631 on Solid State Quantum Information Processing (Collaborative Research Center of the DFG) and the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) (Excellence Initiative of the German Federal Government).

The seminar is relevant for the special courses in "Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics" as well as in "Magnetism and Spintronics". The seminar is suitable for students in the 7. semester and higher. There is a preliminary discussion of the seminar topics on October 16, 2007 at 10.00h in the seminar room of the WMI. However, assignment of topics to students is also possible on consultation (phone: 089-289 14201). The detailed seminar plan will be fixed after the first meeting on October 16, 2007.

Interested students should get in contact with:
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Gross, e-mail: Rudolf.Gross@wmi.badw.de, phone: (089) 289 14201, or
Dr. Matthias Opel, e-mail: Matthias.Opel@wmi.badw.de, phone: (089) 289 14237.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2007 was given to Peter Grünberg (left) and Albert Fert (right) for the discovery of the Giant Magnetoresistance

Gruenberg und Fert





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