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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 2015/2016


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
Rasmus Flaschmann
Technische Universität München
Talk postponed to January 19, 2016
Talk postponed to January 26, 2016
Sebastian Oberbauer
Technische Universität München
Pressure-Induced Mott Transition in an Organic Superconductor with a Finite Doping Level
  Advisor: Mark Kartsovnik
Jongho Kim
Technische Universität München
Florian Kollmannsberger
Technische Universität München
Alexander Baklanov
Technische Universität 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 WS 2015/2016

  1. Fermi surface reconstruction and multiple quantum phase transitions in the antiferromagnet CeRhIn5 (Lin Jiao et al., PNAS112, 673-678(2015))
  2. Quasiparticle mass enhancement approaching optimal doping in a high-Tc superconductor (B.J. Ramshaw et al., Science 348, 317 (2015))
  3. Magnetoelectric effects in the skyrmion host material Cu2OSeO3 (E. Ruff et al., Sci. Rep. 5, 15025 (2015))
  4. Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet (P. Wadley et al., Science 351, 587 (2016))
  5. Hanle Magnetoresistance in Thin Metal Films with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling (S. Vélez et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 016603 (2016))
  6. Flexoelectric Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) (U.K. Bhaskar et al., Nanoscale 8, 1293 (2016))
  7. Spin-polarized supercurrents for spintronics: a review of current progress (M. Eschrig, Rep. Prog. Phys. 78, 104501 (2015))
  8. Torque-mixing magnetic resonance spectroscopy (J.E. Losby et al., Science 350, 798-781 (2015))
  9. Three-dimensional charge density wave order in YBaCu3O6.67 at high magnetic fields (S. Gerber et al., Science 350, 949-952 2015))
  10. Large anomalous Hall effect in a non-collinear antiferromagnet at room temperature (S. Nakatsuji et al., Nature 527, 212 (2015))
  11. Tunnel-Junction Thermometry Down to Millikelvin Temperatures (A.V. Feshchenko et al., Phys. Rev. Applied 4, 034001 (2015))
  12. X-ray Detection of Transient Magnetic Moments Induced by a Spin Current in Cu (R. Kukreja et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 096601 (2015))
  13. Odd-parity magnetoresistance in pyrochlore iridate thin films with broken time-reversal symmetry (T.C. Fujita, Sci. Rep. 5, 9711 (2015))
  14. Coherent manipulation of Andreev states in superconducting atomic contacts (C. Janvier et al., Science 349, 1199-1202 (2015))
  15. Quantum squeezing of motion in a mechanical resonator (E.E. Wollman et al., Science 349, 952-955 (2015))
  16. Coherent coupling between a ferromagnetic magnon and a superconducting qubit (Y. Tabuchi et al., Science 349, 405-408 (2015))
  17. Phonon counting and intensity interferometry of a nanomechanical resonator (J.D. Cohen et al., Nature 520, 522–525 (2015))
  18. Colossal Proximity Effect in a Superconducting Triplet Spin Valve Based on the Half-Metallic Ferromagnet CrO2 (A. Singh et al., Phys. Rev. X 5, 021019 (2015))
  19. Pauli-Heisenberg Oscillations in Electron Quantum Transport (K. Thibault et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 236604(2015))
  20. 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))
  21. Experimental Violation of Bell-like Inequalities by Electronic Shot Noise (J.-C. Forgues et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 130403 (2015))
  22. Superconducting Spintronics (J. Linder et al., Nature Physics 11, 307 (2015))
  23. Towards Quantum Thermodynamics in Electronic Circuits (Jukka P. Pekola, Nature Physics 11, 118 (2015))

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