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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 2018


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
no talk
May Day
Christopher Waas
Leander Peis
no talk
Whitsun Holidays
Manuel Müller
Joop Adema
Do Quantum Spin Liquids Exist?
  Advisor: Rudi Hackl
Maxim Dietlein
Raffael Ferdigg
Laura Wagner
Pablo Cova
Mark Kamper
Natalie Galfe
Ludwig Holleis
Christoph Scheuer
Insulating Nanomagnets Driven by Spin Torque
  Advisor: Mathias Weiler

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 suitable for bachelor students in the 5th semester or higher and for master students.

List of open topics for seminar talks in SS 2018

  1. Quantum non-demolition detection of an itinerant microwave photon (S. Kono et al., Nature Physics (2018))
  2. Observation of Caroli–de Gennes–Matricon Vortex States in YBa2Cu3O7−δ (C. Berthod et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 237001 (2017))
  3. Insulating Nanomagnets Driven by Spin Torque (M.B. Jungfleisch et al., Nanoletters 17, 8-14 (2017))
  4. All-oxide–based synthetic antiferromagnets exhibiting layer-resolved magnetization reversal (Binbin Chen et al., Science 357, 191-194 (2017))
  5. Unconventional superconductivity in magic-angle graphene superlattices (Yuan Cao et al., Nature 556, 43-50 (2018))
  6. Continuous-wave room-temperature diamond maser (J.D. Breeze et al., Nature 555, 493-496 (2018))
  7. Exploring 4D quantum Hall physics with a 2D topological charge pump (M. Lohse et al., Nature 553, 55-58 (2018))
  8. Thermal Conductance of a Single-Electron Transistor (B. Dutta et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 077701 (2017))
  9. Observing Topological Invariants Using Quantum Walk in Superconducting Circuits (Emmanuel Flurin et al., Phys. Rev. X 7, 031023 (2017))
  10. The superconducting gravimeter (J.M. Goodkind et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 70, 4131(1999))
  11. Spin Transfer due to Quantum Magnetization Fluctuations (A. Zholud et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 257201(2017))
  12. Real-space imaging of non-collinear antiferromagnetic order with a single-spin magnetometer (I. Gross et al., Nature 549, 252 (2017))
  13. Towards phase-coherent caloritronics in superconducting circuits (A. Fornieri et al., Nature Nanotechnology 12, 944-952 (2017))
  14. Control and local measurement of the spin chemical potential in a magnetic insulator (Chunhui Du et al., Science 357, 195-198 (2017))
  15. Quantum correlations from a room-temperature optomechanical cavity (T.P. Purdy et al., Science 356, 1265 (2017))
  16. Observation of the frozen charge of a Kondo resonance (M.M. Desjardins et al., Nature 545, 71 (2017))
  17. 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))
  18. Emergent phenomena induced by spin–orbit coupling at surfaces and interfaces (Anjan Soumyanarayanan et al., Nature 539, 509 (2016))
  19. Do Quantum Spin Liquids Exist? (Takashi Imai et al., Physics Today 69, 30 (2016))
  20. Measuring multipartite entanglement through dynamic susceptibilities (P. Hauke et al., Nature Physics 12, 778 (2016))
  21. 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))
  22. Collapse of Ferromagnetism and Fermi Surface Instability near Reentrant Superconductivity of URhGe (A. Gourgout et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 046401 (2016))
  23. Unidirectional spin Hall magnetoresistance in ferromagnet/normal metal bilayers (C.O. Avci et al., Nature Physics 11, 570 (2015))
  24. Interface-driven topological Hall effect in SrRuO3-SrIrO3 bilayer (J. Matsuno et al., Sci. Adv. 2, e1600304 (2016))

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