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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 2018/19


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
Raffael Ferdigg
TU Munich
Thomas Narr
TU Munich

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. the Excellence Clusters "Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)" and "Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQSR)", DFG Priority Program 2137, or the EU Project QMiCS)

The seminar is relevant for the special courses on "Superconductivity and Low Temperature Physics" as well as on "Magnetism and Spintronics". It is suitable for bachelor students in the 5th semester or higher and for master students.

List of open topics for seminar talks in WS 2018/19

  1. Entanglement of bosonic modes through an engineered exchange interaction (Y. Gao et al., Nature 566, 509 (2019))
  2. Qubit Measurement by Multichannel Driving (J. Ikonen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 080503 (2019))
  3. Gated Conditional Displacement Readout of Superconducting Qubits (S. Touzard et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 080502 (2019))
  4. A dissipatively stabilized Mott insulator of photons (Ruichao Ma et al., Nature 566, 51 (2019))
  5. The Remarkable Underlying Ground States of Cuprate Superconductors (C. Proust et al., Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics 10, 409 (2019))
  6. Terahertz electrical writing speed in an antiferromagnetic memory (K. Olejník et al., Science Advances 4 (3), eaar3566 (2018))
  7. Majorana quantization and half-integer thermal quantum Hall effect in a Kitaev spin liquid (Y. Kasahara et al., Nature 559, 227 (2018))
  8. Coherent spin-photon coupling using a resonant exchange qubit (A. J. Landig et al., Nature 560, 179 (2018))
  9. Self-biased vector magnetic sensor based on a Love-type surface acoustic wave (Xiangli Liu et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 082402 (2018))
  10. A new superconductor of cuprates with unique features (W. M. Li et al., arXiv 1808.09425)
  11. Current polarity-dependent manipulation of antiferromagnetic domains (P. Wadley et al., Nature Nanotech. 13, 362 (2018); J. Godinho et al., Nature Commun. 9, 4686 (2018))
  12. Spin currents and magnon dynamics in insulating magnets (K. Nakata, P. Simon, and D. Loss, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 114004 (2017))
  13. Observation of anisotropic magneto-Peltier effect in nickel (K.-i. Uchida et al., Nature 558, 95 (2018))
  14. Quantum non-demolition detection of an itinerant microwave photon (S. Kono et al., Nature Physics 14, 546 (2018))
  15. Observation of Caroli–de Gennes–Matricon Vortex States in YBa2Cu3O7−δ (C. Berthod et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 237001 (2017))
  16. All-oxide–based synthetic antiferromagnets exhibiting layer-resolved magnetization reversal (Binbin Chen et al., Science 357, 191-194 (2017))
  17. Continuous-wave room-temperature diamond maser (J.D. Breeze et al., Nature 555, 493-496 (2018))
  18. Exploring 4D quantum Hall physics with a 2D topological charge pump (M. Lohse et al., Nature 553, 55-58 (2018))
  19. Observing Topological Invariants Using Quantum Walk in Superconducting Circuits (Emmanuel Flurin et al., Phys. Rev. X 7, 031023 (2017))
  20. The superconducting gravimeter (J.M. Goodkind et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 70, 4131(1999))
  21. Control and local measurement of the spin chemical potential in a magnetic insulator (Chunhui Du et al., Science 357, 195-198 (2017))

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