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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 2015


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
Jakob Seidl
TU München
no talk
Whitsun Holidays
Junwen Zou
TU München
Johanna Fischer
TU München
Sergej Fust
TU München
Josef Zimmermann
TU München
Spin-Cherenkov effect and magnonic Mach cones
Advisor: Matthias Althammer
Patrick Yard
TU München
Andreas Havreland
TU München
Mariana Hettich
TU München
Paul Westphälinger
TU München
Ramez Hosseinian Ahangharnejhad
TU München
Sebastian Oberbauer
TU München
Electronic properties of an organic superconductor in the vicinity of the Mott-insulating transition
Advisor: Mark Kartsovnik
Christian Besson
TU München

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. The seminar focuses on spin electronics, spin dynamics, solid-state quantum information processing, the physics of solid-state nanostructures, and high temperature superconductivity (including the recently 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 2015

  1. Tunnel-Junction Thermometry Down to Millikelvin Temperatures (A.V. Feshchenko et al., Phys. Rev. Applied 4, 034001 (2015))
  2. X-ray Detection of Transient Magnetic Moments Induced by a Spin Current in Cu (R. Kukreja et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 096601 (2015))
  3. Realization of Microwave Quantum Circuits Using Hybrid Superconducting-Semiconducting Nanowire Josephson Elements (G. de Lange et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 127002 (2015); see also Semiconductor-Nanowire-Based Superconducting Qubit (T.W. Larsen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 127001 (2015))
  4. Coherent manipulation of Andreev states in superconducting atomic contacts (C. Janvier et al., Science 349, 1199-1202 (2015))
  5. Quantum squeezing of motion in a mechanical resonator (E.E. Wollman et al., Science 349, 952-955 (2015))
  6. Coherent coupling between a ferromagnetic magnon and a superconducting qubit (Y. Tabuchi et al., Science 349, 405-408 (2015))
  7. Phonon counting and intensity interferometry of a nanomechanical resonator (J.D. Cohen et al., Nature 520, 522–525 (2015))
  8. Colossal Proximity Effect in a Superconducting Triplet Spin Valve Based on the Half-Metallic Ferromagnet CrO2 (A. Singh et al., Nature Materials 14, 871-882 (2015))
  9. New perspectives for Rashba spin–orbit coupling (A. Manchon et al., Phys. Rev. X 5, 021019 (2015))
  10. Pauli-Heisenberg Oscillations in Electron Quantum Transport (K. Thibault et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 236604(2015))
  11. Optically induced coherent transport far above Tc in underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+d (S. Kaiser et al., Phys. Rev. B 89, 184516 (2014) and Nature Mater. 13, 705 (2014))
  12. Observation of quantized conductance in neutral matter (S. Krinner et al. Nature 517, 64-67 (2015)).
  13. Charge Ordering in the Electron Doped Superconductor Nd_2-xCe_xCuO_4 (E.H. da Silva Neto et al., Science 347, 282 (2015)).
  14. Experimental Violation of Bell-like Inequalities by Electronic Shot Noise (J.-C. Forgues et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 130403 (2015))
  15. Superconducting Spintronics (J. Linder et al., Nature Physics 11, 307 (2015))
  16. Rectification of Electronic Heat Current by a Hybrid Thermal Diode (M.J. Martinez-Perez et al., Nature Nanotechnology 10, 303 (2015))
  17. Towards Quantum Thermodynamics in Electronic Circuits (Jukka P. Pekola, Nature Physics 11, 118 (2015))
  18. Large Thermal Hall Conductivity of Neutral Spin Excitations in a Frustrated Quantum Magnet (M. Hirschberger et al., Science 348, 106 (2015))
  19. Passive Radiation Cooling below Ambient Air Temperature under Direct Sunlight (A.P. Raman et al., Nature 515, 540 (2014))
  20. Observation of Topological Transitions in Interacting Quantum Circuits (P. Roushan et al., Nature 515, 241 (2014))
  21. Anisotropic magnetoresistance in an antiferromagnetic semiconductor (I. Fina et al., Nature Commun. 5, 4671 (2014))
  22. Tracking Photon Jumps with Repeated Quantum Non-demolition Parity Measurements (L. Sun et al., Nature 511, 444 (2014))
  23. Magnon transistor for all-magnon data processing (A.V. Chumak et al., Nature Commun. 5, 4700 (2014))
  24. Ferroelectric tunnel junctions for information storage and processing (V. Garcia et al., Nature Commun. 5, 4289 (2014))
  25. Observation of the Spin Peltier Effect for Magnetic Insulators (J. Flipse et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 027601 (2014))
  26. Spin Transfer Torque Generated by a Topological Insulator (A.R. Mellnik et al., Nature 511, 449 (2014))
  27. Coherent Suppression of Electromagnetic Dissipation due to Superconducting Quasiparticles (I.M. Pop et al., Nature 508, 369 (2014))
  28. Topological properties and dynamics of isolated magnetic skyrmions (Sampaio, Fert, et al., Nature Nanotech. 8, 839 (2013) & Nagaosa & Tokura, Nature Nanotech. 8, 899 (2013))
  29. Dynamical Coulomb Blockade of Shot Noise (Altimiras et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 236803 (2014))
  30. Observation of Measurement-Induced Entanglement and Quantum Trajectories of Remote Superconducting Qubits (N. Roch et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 170501 (2014))
  31. Cavity-Enhanced Room-Temperature Magnetometry Using Absorption by Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond (K. Jensen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 160802 (2014))
  32. Spin-Cherenkov effect and magnonic Mach cones (M. Yan et al., Phys. Rev. B 88, 220412 (2013))
  33. Photon-Mediated Interactions Between Distant Artificial Atoms (Arjan F. van Loo et al., Science 342, pp. 1494-1496 (2013))
  34. Coherent flux tunneling through NbN nanowires (J.T. Peltonen et al., Phys. Rev. B 88, 220506(R) (2013))
  35. Stabilizing the magnetic moment of single holmium atoms by symmetry (Toshio Miyamachi et al., Nature 503, 242-246(2013))
  36. A scanning superconducting quantum interference device with single electron spin sensitivity (see Nature Nanotech. 8, 639-644 (2013))

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