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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 2013


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
Rudolf Gross
Walther-Meißner-Institut (E23)
Technische Universität München and BAdW
How to write a bachelor thesis
W. Biberacher, A. Erb, R. Hackl, A. Lerf
Walther-Meißner-Institut (E23)
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Safety Instructions (mandatory for staff and BSc, MSc, PhD students)
no talk
no talk
Whitsun Holidays
Hannah Schamoni
Technische Universität München
Martin Betzenbichler
Technische Universität München
The Josephson Heat Interferometer
Alexander Backs
Technische Universität München
Roland Richter
Technische Universität München E23
Tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS)
Klara Beltinger
Technische Universität München E10
Magnetization mapping with the anomalous Nernst effect (ANE)
Ismail Achmed-Zade
Technische Universität München E23
Organic superconductor as a low-temperature pressure gauge
Philipp Köhler
Technische Universität München
Fakultät für Elektro- und Informationstechnik (Prof. Lugli)
Pressure sensors based on Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs)
  Monday 10:15
Ali Özkü
Technische Universität München E23
Study of BaFe2As2 with applied hydrostatic pressure
  Monday 11:00
Daniel Jost
Technische Universität München E23
Effect of uniaxial pressure on the phase transition in BaFe2As2
Lujun Wang
Technische Universität München
Photonic quantum simulators
(Advisor: Achim Marx)
Andreas Wörfel
Technische Universität München
Magnetic Field Controlled Reconfigurable Semiconductor Logic
(Advisor: Stephan Geprägs)
Stephan Saller
Technische Universität München
Memristive Devices for Computing
(Advisor: Matthias Opel)

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 2013, 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", DFG Priority Program 1538, EU Projects CCQED and PROMISCE)

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 5th semester and higher.

List of open topics for seminar talks in SS 2013

  1. Storing Information in Magnetic Skyrmions (see Nature Nanotech. 8, 152 (2013) and Science 341, 636 (2013))
  2. A scanning superconducting quantum interference device with single electron spin sensitivity (see Nature Nanotech. 8, 639-644 (2013))
  3. Spintronics with Antiferromagnets (see Nature Mater. 10, 347 (2011))
  4. Extremely Large Magnetoresistance in the Nonmagnetic Metal PdCoO2 (see Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 056601 (2013))
  5. Exciting Andreev pairs in a superconducting atomic contact (see Nature 499, 312-315(2013))
  6. Ultrahigh Magnetoresistance at Room Temperature in Molecular Wires (see Science 341, 257-260 (2013))
  7. Bounding the pseudogap with a line of phase transitions in YBa2Cu3O6+δ (see Nature 498, 75 (2013))
  8. A temporal cloak at telecommunication data rate (see Nature 498 (2013))
  9. Spin-Optical Metamaterial Route to Spin-Controlled Photonics (see Science 340, 724 (2013))
  10. Heat Flux between Nanosystems and Entropy Produced by Thermal Fluctuations (see Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 180601 (2013))
  11. Electric Field Control of Nonvolatile Four-State Magnetization (see Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 177201 (2012))
  12. Spin injection into a mesoscopic superconductor (see Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 207001 (2012))
  13. The Josephson Heat Interferometer (see Giazotto et al., Nature 492,401–405 (2012))
  14. Josephson supercurrent through a topological insulator state (see M. Veldhorst et al.,Nature Materials 11, 417 (2013))
  15. Racetrack 2.0 - High velocity magnetic domain wall motion (see K.-S. Ryu et al., Appl. Phys. Express (2012))
  16. Negative Absolute Temperature for Motional Degrees of Freedom (see S. Braun et al., Science 339, 52-55 (2013))
  17. Coherent quantum phase slip (see Astafiev et al., Nature, 2012)
  18. Spontaneous coherence in a cold exciton gas (see A.A. High, Nature, 2012)
  19. Quantum magnetomechanics with levitating superconducting microspheres (see O. Romero-Isart et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147205 (2012) and M. Cirio et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147206 (2012))
  20. Cavity Optomechanical Magnetometer (see S. Forstner, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2012)
  21. Local probing of propagating acoustic waves in a gigahertz echo chamber (see Martin V. Gustafsson, Nature Physics 2012)
  22. Strong back-action of a linear circuit on a single electronic quantum channel (see F. D. Parmentier, Nature Physics 2012)

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