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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 2014/15


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Time:
Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 h
Place:
Seminar Room 143
Walther-Meißner-Institut
Walther-Meißner-Str. 8
Research Campus Garching

Date Speaker Title
07.10.2014
and
14.10.2014
Rudolf Gross
Walther-Meißner-Institut (E23)
Technische Universität München and BAdW
Preliminary Discussion and Assignment of Topics
28.10.2014
Daniel Schwienbacher
TUM
04.11.2014
no talk
11.11.2014
Johannes Klicpera
TUM
18.11.2014
Jörg Wohlketzetter
TUM
Spin Pumping and Spin-Transfer Torques in Antiferromagnets
  (Advisor: Sebastian Gönnenwein)
25.11.2014
no talk
   
02.12.2014
Zoltán Jéhn
TUM
09.12.2014
no talk
   
16.12.2014
Bernhard Kalis
TUM
13.01.2015
David Busse
TUM
An Electrically Pumped Polariton Laser
  (Advisor: Rudolf Gross)
20.01.2015
Markus Manz
TUM
27.01.2015
Maximilian Patzauer
TUM


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 winter semester term 2014/15, 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 WS 2014/2015

  1. Observation of quantized conductance in neutral matter (S. Krinner et al. Nature 517, 64-67 (2015)).
  2. Anisotropic magnetoresistance in an antiferromagnetic semiconductor (I. Fina et al., Nature Commun. 5, 4671 (2014))
  3. Magnon transistor for all-magnon data processing (A.V. Chumak et al., Nature Commun. 5, 4700 (2014))
  4. Ferroelectric tunnel junctions for information storage and processing (V. Garcia et al., Nature Commun. 5, 4289 (2014))
  5. Topological properties and dynamics of isolated magnetic skyrmions (Sampaio, Fert, et al., Nature Nanotech. 8, 839 (2013) & Nagaosa & Tokura, Nature Nanotech. 8, 899 (2013))
  6. Spin-transfer torque generated by a topological insulator (Mellnik et al., Nature 511, 449 (2014))
  7. Dynamical Coulomb Blockade of Shot Noise (Altimiras et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 236803 (2014))
  8. Coherent suppression of electromagnetic dissipation due to superconducting quasiparticles (I. Pop et al., Nature 508, 369 (2014))
  9. Observation of Measurement-Induced Entanglement and Quantum Trajectories of Remote Superconducting Qubits (N. Roch et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 170501 (2014))
  10. Cavity-Enhanced Room-Temperature Magnetometry Using Absorption by Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond (K. Jensen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 160802 (2014))
  11. Spin-Cherenkov effect and magnonic Mach cones (M. Yan et al., Phys. Rev. B 88, 220412 (2013))
  12. Photon-Mediated Interactions Between Distant Artificial Atoms (Arjan F. van Loo et al., Science 342, pp. 1494-1496 (2013))
  13. Coherent flux tunneling through NbN nanowires (J.T. Peltonen et al., Phys. Rev. B 88, 220506(R) (2013))
  14. Stabilizing the magnetic moment of single holmium atoms by symmetry (Toshio Miyamachi et al., Nature 503, 242-246(2013))
  15. A scanning superconducting quantum interference device with single electron spin sensitivity (see Nature Nanotech. 8, 639-644 (2013))



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