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Selected Topics in Physics

Magnetism - from fundamental effects to applications

Days and hours:

  • Tuesdays 16:15–18:00 hrs.
  • Room: Lecture Hall B (R. 0.1.01), Arnimallee 14
  • First Seminar: 15. October 2013

Target Group:

Students in the Master course "Physics" or related Master courses.

Type of study:

Seminar (presentations by the participants).


Important! Students in the Master course "Physics" have to register until 01. November 2013 in the Campus Management System in order to take the module.

Credit points:

5 credit points are awarded for the successful completion of the module "Selected Topics in Physics".
Students of the master course in physics will get the certification directly through the Campus Management System. All other students will get a paper certificate.
If you need a paper certificate in addition to the certification in the Campus Management System, please send an e-mail to Mrs. Badow.


The presentations will cover various aspects of modern magnetism research. Interesting fundamental effects will be presented that have led to or are envisioned to lead to practical applications. Some examples are:

  • Giant magnetoresistance
  • Spin-dependent tunneling
  • Spin-torque effect
  • Current-induced domain wall motion
  • Molecular magnetism
  • Interlayer exchange coupling
  • Magneto-electric coupling
  • All-optical magnetization reversal
  • Exchange bias
  • Superparamagnetism

Further topics may be suggested by the students.





15.10.2013 Organizational W. Kuch
22.10.2013 Good slides, bad slides all
05.11.2013 Spin-polarized electron tunneling J. Läger
19.11.2013 Molecular magnetism P. Chittas
10.12.2013 Magnetic interlayer exchange coupling M. Scott
16.12.2013 Giant magnetoresistance In "Selected Topics" course of Prof. Franke, 16-18 hrs. in seminar room E3 (room. no. 1.4.31)
07.01.2014 All-optical magnetization reversal C. Ciemer
Exchange bias C. Schulze


Suitable literature for the preparation of the presentations (specialized text books, scientific publications) will be pointed out individually. -->