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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 2020


Lectures & Exercises
Practical Training
Lecture Notes
Talks & Tutorials

Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45 h
Time/Place subject to change due to
spread of coronavirus -

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
Karin Thalmann
TU Munich
Maria Sigl
TU Munich
Pauline Fichter
TU Munich
Stefan Böhm
TU Munich
Nina Miller
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 (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 2020

  1. Dissipation-Based Quantum Sensing of Magnons with a Superconducting Qubit (S. P. Wolski et al., Physical Review Letters 125, 117701 (2020))
  2. Waveguide quantum electrodynamics with superconducting artificial giant atoms (B. Kanna et al., Nature 583, 775 (2020))
  3. Photonic quantum metrology (E. Polino et al., AVS Quantum Sci. 2, 024703 (2020))
  4. Nonlinear Planar Hall Effect (Pan He et al., Phys. Rev. Lett 123, 016801 (2020))
  5. Sensitivity optimization for NV-diamond magnetometry (J. F. Barry et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 92 , 015004 (2020))
  6. Spin current from sub-terahertz-generated antiferromagnetic magnons (Junxue Li et al., Nature 578, 70-74 (2020))
  7. Magnon Valve Effect between Two Magnetic Insulators (H. Wu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 097205 (2018))
  8. Giant topological Hall effect in correlated oxide thin films (Lorenzo Vistoli et al., Nature Physics 15, 67-72 (2019))
  9. Quantum-critical phase from frustrated magnetism in a strongly correlated metal (Hengcan Zhao et al., Nature Physics 15, 1261 (2019))
  10. Beating the Stoner criterion using molecular interfaces (Fatma Al Ma’Mari et al., Nature 524, 69-73 (2015))
  11. All-electric magnetization switching and Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction in WTe2/ferromagnet heterostructures (Shuyuan Shi et al., Nature Nanotechnology 14, 945-949 (2019))
  12. Synthetic spin–orbit interaction for Majorana devices (M. M. Desjardins et al., Nature Materials 18, 1060-1064 (2019))
  13. Evidence of high-temperature exciton condensation in two-dimensional atomic double layers (Z. Wang et al., Nature 574, 76-80 (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))

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

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