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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 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 and N.N.
Walther-Meißner-Institut (E23)
Technische Universität München and BAdW
Preliminary Discussion and Assignment of Topics
no talk
Whitsun Holidays
Theresa Grünleitner
Walter Schottky Institut
Technische Universität München
Detection of Defects in Silicon using EDMR
Lukas Liensberger
TU München
Christoph Herb
TU München
Marinus Kundinger
TU München
Electrical switching of an antiferromagnet
  Advisor: Mathias Weiler
Yuki Nojiri
TU Munich
Julian Bibo
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 2016

  1. Rashba-Edelstein Magnetoresistance in Metallic Heterostructures (H. Nakayama et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 116602 (2016))
  2. Interface-driven topological Hall effect in SrRuO3-SrIrO3 bilayer (J. Matsuno et al., Sci. Adv. 2, e1600304 (2016))
  3. Snell’s Law for Spin Waves (J. Stigloher et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 037204 (2016))
  4. Detection of Zeptojoule Microwave Pulses Using Electrothermal Feedback in Proximity-Induced Josephson Junctions (J. Govenius et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 030802 (2016))
  5. Electron attraction mediated by Coulomb repulsion (A. Hamo et al., Nature 535, 395-400 (2016))
  6. Nanomechanical detection of the spin Hall effect (J.A. Boales et al., Phys. Rev. B 93, 161414 (2016))
  7. Precessing Ferromagnetic Needle Magnetometer (Derek F. Jackson Kimball et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 190801 (2016))
  8. Quasiparticle mass enhancement approaching optimal doping in a high-Tc superconductor (B.J. Ramshaw et al., Science 348, 317 (2015))
  9. Hanle Magnetoresistance in Thin Metal Films with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling (S. Vélez et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 016603 (2016))
  10. Flexoelectric Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) (U.K. Bhaskar et al., Nanoscale 8, 1293 (2016))
  11. Spin-polarized supercurrents for spintronics: a review of current progress (M. Eschrig, Rep. Prog. Phys. 78, 104501 (2015))
  12. Superconducting Spintronics (J. Linder et al., Nature Physics 11, 307 (2015))
  13. Torque-mixing magnetic resonance spectroscopy (J.E. Losby et al., Science 350, 798-781 (2015))
  14. Three-dimensional charge density wave order in YBaCu3O6.67 at high magnetic fields (S. Gerber et al., Science 350, 949-952 2015))
  15. Large anomalous Hall effect in a non-collinear antiferromagnet at room temperature (S. Nakatsuji et al., Nature 527, 212 (2015))
  16. Tunnel-Junction Thermometry Down to Millikelvin Temperatures (A.V. Feshchenko et al., Phys. Rev. Applied 4, 034001 (2015))
  17. X-ray Detection of Transient Magnetic Moments Induced by a Spin Current in Cu (R. Kukreja et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 096601 (2015))
  18. Odd-parity magnetoresistance in pyrochlore iridate thin films with broken time-reversal symmetry (T.C. Fujita, Sci. Rep. 5, 9711 (2015))
  19. Coherent manipulation of Andreev states in superconducting atomic contacts (C. Janvier et al., Science 349, 1199-1202 (2015))
  20. Coherent coupling between a ferromagnetic magnon and a superconducting qubit (Y. Tabuchi et al., Science 349, 405-408 (2015))

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