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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
SS 2012


Lectures & Exercises
Practical Training
Lecture Notes
Talks & Tutorials

Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 h

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

Date Speaker Title
Rudolf Gross
Walther-Meißner-Institut (E23)
Technische Universität München and BAdW
Preliminary discussion and assignment of topics
(no talk)
Michael Fischer
(Advisor: Frank Deppe)
(Advisor: Achim Marx)
Djuro Bikaljevic
(Advisor: Hans Hübl)
(no talk)
Andreas Baum
Untersuchung des Spindichtewellenübergangs in BaFe2As2
(no talk)
Lisa Janker
Scalable chains of superconducting microwave resonators
Philipp Assum
Towards fast beam splitters from superconducting resonators
Georg Haunschild
Untersuchung von Supraleitern in einer Diamantdruckzelle
Jonas Woste
Michael Rehm
Tempern und Charakterisierung von oxydischen Proben
David Hoch
Spitzenverstärkte Raman-Streuung (TERS)

Within the seminar students can give talks on current topics in condensed matter physics. The seminar aims to give a closer look at new developments in condensed matter physics and to show how these developments can be transferred into applications. In the summer semester 2012 the seminar will again focus on spin electronics, solid-state quantum information processing, the physics of solid-state nanostructures, and high temperature superconductivity (including the previously discovered FeAs superconductors). These topics are in the focus of several research programs of WMI and collaborative research programs in the Munich area (e.g. Collaborative Research Center 631, Excellence Cluster "Nanosystems Initiative Munich")

The seminar is relevant for the special courses on "Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics" as well as on "Magnetism and Spintronics". It is also suitable for bachelor and master students in the 6. semester and higher.

List of open topics for seminar talks in SS 2012

  1. Superconducting qubit in waveguide cavity with coherence time approaching 0.1ms (see Chad Rigetti et al., arXiv:1202.5533v1)
  2. Nanoscale magnetic sensing with individual electronic spin in diamond (see J.R. Maze et al., Nature, 2008, and M. Schaffry et al., Phys. Rev. Lett., 2011)
  3. Quantum simulations with ultracold quantum gases (see I. Bloch, Nature Physics, 2012)
  4. Quantum simulations with trapped ions (see R. Blatt, Nature Physics, 2012)
  5. Photonic quantum simulators (see Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Nature Physics, 2012)
  6. Coherent quantum phase slip (see Astafiev et al., Nature, 2012)
  7. Spontaneous coherence in a cold exciton gas (see A.A. High, Nature, 2012)
  8. Cavity Optomechanical Magnetometer (see S. Forstner, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2012)
  9. Quantum-coherent coupling of a mechanical oscillator to an optical cavity mode (see E. Verhagen, Nature, 2012)
  10. Local probing of propagating acoustic waves in a gigahertz echo chamber (see Martin V. Gustafsson, Nature Physics 2012)
  11. Half-integer Flux Quantum Transitions in a Niobium-Iron Pnictide Loop (see C.-T. Chen, Nature Physics 2010)
  12. Strong back-action of a linear circuit on a single electronic quantum channel (see F. D. Parmentier, Nature Physics 2012)
  13. Observation of the inverse spin Hall effect in silicon (see K. Ando & E. Saitoh, Nature Comm. 3, 629 (2012))
  14. Spin Seebeck insulator (see K. Uchida et al., Nature Mater. 9, 894 (2010))
  15. Current-driven spin torque induced by the Rashba effect in a ferromagnetic metal layer (see I.M. Miron et al., Nature Mater 9, 230 (2010))
  16. Spin–orbit-driven ferromagnetic resonance (see D. Fang et al., Nature NanoTech 6, 413 (2011))
  17. Electrical control of the ferromagnetic phase transition in cobalt at room temperature (see D. Chiba et al., Nature Mater. 10,853 (2011))
  18. Strong Coupling between Spins and Cavities
  19. Nernst Effect and Dimensionality in the Quantum Limit
  20. Magnonics
  21. Spiral Spin States

For general information on the teaching program of TUM see TUMonline.