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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 2019


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
Tammo Sievers
TU Munich
Niklas Glaser
TU Munich
Dominik Kalke
TU Munich
The superconducting gravimeter
  Advisor: Rudi Hackl
Andreas Nickl
TU Munich
Dominik Maier
TU Munich
Safwan Uddin Ahmed
TU Munich
Talk cancelled
João Bravo
TU Munich
Talk cancelled
Ramona Stumberger

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 (MCQST)", 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 SS 2019

  1. Superconductivity in an infinite-layer nickelate (Danfeng Li et al., Nature 572, 624-627 (2019))
  2. All-electric magnetization switching and Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction in WTe2/ferromagnet heterostructures (Shuyuan Shi et al., Nature Nanotechnology 14, 945-949 (2019))
  3. Synthetic spin–orbit interaction for Majorana devices (M. M. Desjardins et al., Nature Materials 18, 1060-1064 (2019))
  4. Evidence of high-temperature exciton condensation in two-dimensional atomic double layers, (Z. Wang et al., Nature 574, 76-80 (2019))
  5. Observation of second sound in graphite at temperatures above 100 K, (Huberman et al., Science 364, 375 (2019))
  6. Spin colossal magnetoresistance in an antiferromagnetic insulator (Z. Qiu et al., Nature Mater. 17, 577 (2018))
  7. Violating Bell’s inequality with remotely connected superconducting qubits (Y. P. Zhong et al., Nature Physics 15, 741-744 (2019))
  8. Magnetic skyrmion field-effect transistors (Ik-Sun Hong et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 115, 072406 (2019)), see also Magnetic skyrmions - Overview of recent progress in an active research field (K. Everschor-Sitte et al., J. Appl. Phys. 124, 240901 (2018))
  9. Heterodyne detection of radio-frequencyelectric fields using point defects in siliconcarbide (C. Wolfowicz et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 115, 043105 (2019))
  10. Qubit Measurement by Multichannel Driving (J. Ikonen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 080503 (2019))
  11. Gated Conditional Displacement Readout of Superconducting Qubits (S. Touzard et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 080502 (2019))
  12. A dissipatively stabilized Mott insulator of photons (Ruichao Ma et al., Nature 566, 51 (2019))
  13. The Remarkable Underlying Ground States of Cuprate Superconductors (C. Proust et al., Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics 10, 409 (2019))
  14. Majorana quantization and half-integer thermal quantum Hall effect in a Kitaev spin liquid (Y. Kasahara et al., Nature 559, 227 (2018))
  15. Coherent spin-photon coupling using a resonant exchange qubit (A. J. Landig et al., Nature 560, 179 (2018))
  16. Self-biased vector magnetic sensor based on a Love-type surface acoustic wave (Xiangli Liu et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 082402 (2018))
  17. A new superconductor of cuprates with unique features (W. M. Li et al., arXiv 1808.09425)
  18. Spin currents and magnon dynamics in insulating magnets (K. Nakata, P. Simon, and D. Loss, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 114004 (2017))
  19. Observation of anisotropic magneto-Peltier effect in nickel (K.-I. Uchida et al., Nature 558, 95 (2018))
  20. Quantum non-demolition detection of an itinerant microwave photon (S. Kono et al., Nature Physics 14, 546 (2018))

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