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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 2017


Lectures & Exercises
Practical Training
Lecture Notes
Talks & Tutorials

Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 h
Seminar Room 143
(partly shifted to room 128 due to construction activity)
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
Simon Mejia
Anne-Sophie Walter
no talk
Whitsun Holidays
Lukas Stelzer
Zhang Wentao
Snell's Law for Spin Waves
  Advisor: Mathias Weiler
Paul Weinbrenner
Manuel Müller
Finite-size Effects of Anisotropic Magnetoresistance
  Advisor: Matthias Althammer
Ivan Verschueren
Alexander Ulanowski

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 2017

  1. Real-space imaging of non-collinear antiferromagnetic order with a single-spin magnetometer (I. Gross et al., Nature 549, 252 (2017))
  2. Towards phase-coherent caloritronics in superconducting circuits (A. Fornieri et al., Nature Nanotechnology 12, 944-952(2017)
  3. Control and local measurement of the spin chemical potential in a magnetic insulator (Chunhui Du et al., Science 357, 195-198 (2017)
  4. Quantum correlations from a room-temperature optomechanical cavity (T.P. Purdy et al., Science 356, 1265 (2017)
  5. Demonstration of an ac Josephson junction laser (M.C. Cassidy et al., Science 355, 939 (2017)
  6. Observation of the frozen charge of a Kondo resonance (M.M. Desjardins et al., Nature 545, 71 (2017)
  7. Practical Quantum Realization of the Ampere from the Elementary Charge (J. Brun-Picard et al., Phys. Rev. X 6, 041051 (2016), see also related viewpoint in Physics 9, 144 (2016))
  8. Emergent phenomena induced by spin–orbit coupling at surfaces and interfaces (Anjan Soumyanarayanan et al., Nature 539, 509 (2016))
  9. Snell's Law for Spin Waves (J. Stigloher et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 116602 (2016))
  10. Do Quantum Spin Liquids Exist? (Takashi Imai et al., Physics Today 69, 30 (2016))
  11. Observing Topological Invariants Using Quantum Walk in Superconducting Circuits (Emmanuel Flurin et al., arXiv 1610.03069 (2016))
  12. Characterizing Quantum Supremacy in Near-Term Devices (Sergio Boixo et al., arXiv 1608.00263 (2016))
  13. Dynamics of simultaneously measured non-commuting observables (Shay Hacohen-Gourgy et al., arXiv 1608.06652 (2016))
  14. Measuring multipartite entanglement through dynamic susceptibilities (P. Hauke et al., Nature Physics 12, 778 (2016))
  15. Shubnikov-de Haas quantum oscillations reveal a reconstructed Fermi surface near optimal doping in a thin film of the cuprate superconductor Pr1.86Ce0.14CuO4±δ (N.P. Breznay et al., Phys. Rev. B 94, 104514 (2016))
  16. Collapse of Ferromagnetism and Fermi Surface Instability near Reentrant Superconductivity of URhGe (A. Gourgout et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 046401 (2016))
  17. Rashba-Edelstein Magnetoresistance in Metallic Heterostructures (H. Nakayama et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 116602 (2016))
  18. Interface-driven topological Hall effect in SrRuO3-SrIrO3 bilayer (J. Matsuno et al., Sci. Adv. 2, e1600304 (2016))
  19. Electron attraction mediated by Coulomb repulsion (A. Hamo et al., Nature 535, 395-400 (2016))
  20. Nanomechanical detection of the spin Hall effect (J.A. Boales et al., Phys. Rev. B 93, 161414 (2016))
  21. Precessing Ferromagnetic Needle Magnetometer (Derek F. Jackson Kimball et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 190801 (2016))
  22. Hanle Magnetoresistance in Thin Metal Films with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling (S. Vélez et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 016603 (2016))
  23. Flexoelectric Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) (U.K. Bhaskar et al., Nanoscale 8, 1293 (2016))
  24. Spin-polarized supercurrents for spintronics: a review of current progress (M. Eschrig, Rep. Prog. Phys. 78, 104501 (2015))
  25. Torque-mixing magnetic resonance spectroscopy (J.E. Losby et al., Science 350, 798-781 (2015))
  26. Three-dimensional charge density wave order in YBaCu3O6.67 at high magnetic fields (S. Gerber et al., Science 350, 949-952 2015))
  27. Large anomalous Hall effect in a non-collinear antiferromagnet at room temperature (S. Nakatsuji et al., Nature 527, 212 (2015))
  28. Tunnel-Junction Thermometry Down to Millikelvin Temperatures (A.V. Feshchenko et al., Phys. Rev. Applied 4, 034001 (2015))
  29. X-ray Detection of Transient Magnetic Moments Induced by a Spin Current in Cu (R. Kukreja et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 096601 (2015))
  30. Odd-parity magnetoresistance in pyrochlore iridate thin films with broken time-reversal symmetry (T.C. Fujita, Sci. Rep. 5, 9711 (2015))
  31. Coherent manipulation of Andreev states in superconducting atomic contacts (C. Janvier et al., Science 349, 1199-1202 (2015))
  32. Suppressing relaxation in superconducting qubits by quasiparticle pumping, (S. Gustavsson et al., Science 354, 1573-1577 (2016))
  33. Solving Systems of Linear Equations with a Superconducting Quantum Processor (Y. Zheng et al., arXiv:1703.06613 (2017))

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