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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 2019/2020


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
Pham Thai Phi-Long
Technical University of Munich
Meike Pfeiffer
Technical University of Munich
Superconducting cables for quantum microwave communication
Alexander Jung
Technical University of Munich
Magnetic skyrmion field effect transistors
  Advisor: Mathias Weiler
Elisabeth Meidinger
Technical University of Munich
Kexun Luo
Technical University of Munich
Gated Conditional Displacement Readout of Superconducting Qubits
  Advisor: Achim Marx

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 WS 2019/2020

  1. Sensitivity optimization for NV-diamond magnetometry (J. F. Barry al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 92 , 015004 (2020))
  2. Spin current from sub-terahertz-generated antiferromagnetic magnons (Junxue Li et al., Nature 578, 70-74 (2020))
  3. Mutual control of coherent spin waves and magnetic domain walls in a magnonic device (Jiahao Han et al., Science 366, 1121-1125 (2019))
  4. Magnon Valve Effect between Two Magnetic Insulators (H. Wu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 097205 (2018))
  5. Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films (Lorenzo Vistoli et al., Nature Physics 15, 67-72 (2019))
  6. Quantum-critical phase from frustrated magnetism in a strongly correlated metal (Hengcan Zhao et al., Nature Physics, advanced online publication (2019))
  7. Beating the Stoner criterion using molecular interfaces (Fatma Al Ma’Mari et al., Nature 524, 69-73 (2015))
  8. Bismuthene on a SiC substrate: A candidate for a high-temperature quantum spin Hall material (F. Reis et al., Science 357, 287-290 (2017))
  9. Superconductivity in an infinite-layer nickelate (Danfeng Li et al., Nature 572, 624-627 (2019))
  10. All-electric magnetization switching and Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction in WTe2/ferromagnet heterostructures (Shuyuan Shi et al., Nature Nanotechnology 14, 945-949 (2019))
  11. Synthetic spin–orbit interaction for Majorana devices (M. M. Desjardins et al., Nature Materials 18, 1060-1064 (2019))
  12. Evidence of high-temperature exciton condensation in two-dimensional atomic double layers (Z. Wang et al., Nature 574, 76-80 (2019))
  13. Observation of second sound in graphite at temperatures above 100 K (Huberman et al., Science 364, 375 (2019))
  14. Violating Bell’s inequality with remotely connected superconducting qubits (Y. P. Zhong et al., Nature Physics 15, 741-744 (2019))
  15. Heterodyne detection of radio-frequency electric fields using point defects in siliconcarbide (C. Wolfowicz et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 115, 043105 (2019))
  16. Qubit Measurement by Multichannel Driving (J. Ikonen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 080503 (2019))
  17. A dissipatively stabilized Mott insulator of photons (Ruichao Ma et al., Nature 566, 51 (2019))
  18. The Remarkable Underlying Ground States of Cuprate Superconductors (C. Proust et al., Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics 10, 409 (2019))
  19. Majorana quantization and half-integer thermal quantum Hall effect in a Kitaev spin liquid (Y. Kasahara et al., Nature 559, 227 (2018))
  20. Coherent spin-photon coupling using a resonant exchange qubit (A. J. Landig et al., Nature 560, 179 (2018))
  21. Superconductivity in a unique type of copper oxide (W. M. Li et al., PNAS 116, 12156 (2019))

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