Master Seminar (WS2021)

Condensed Matter Physics Master Seminar WS2021:
Spintronic and related memory and sensor concepts

Spintronic is the emerging field where the electron spin replaces the electron charge as the functional unit in information processing and storage. This enables new device concepts based on different magnetoresistive effects. In the seminar series we want to lay foundations and tackle as examples current research and applications in this and related fields.

Expectations for the seminar:

  1. Contact the supervisor of the lecture at least 4 weeks before the assigned lecture date
  2. Discussion of the first draft of the lecture at latest 2 weeks before the lecture
  3. Test talk with supervisor at least 1 week before the lecture date
  4. Length of presentation: 30 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A
  5. Language: English

To select a topic from the list below, please send an email as soon as possible to jakob@uni-mainz.de with a couple of preferences. Topics and dates for the schedule are assigned on a first-come first served basis. Once your chosen topic has been confirmed you will be required to contact the designated supervisor to arrange a suitable date (subject to availability) and to get material to prepare the talk. Please make sure you also register for this course as usual via Jogustine.

If you have any queries or would like further information please contact Prof. (apl.) Gerhard Jakob: jakob@uni-mainz.de

Current List of Topics: (Supervisor name in brackets)

- Anisotropic magnetoresistance and planar Hall effect for magnetic field sensing (Jourdan)
- High speed data reading enabled by giant magnetoresistance effect (Jakob)
- The tunneling magnetoresistive effect enabling the green energy revolution (Kläui)
- Next generation storage for in-memory and neuromorphic computing (Kläui)
- Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) for measurements of magnetic moments (Jakob)
- Ultrasensitive magnetic field sensing based on NV centers in diamond (Elmers)

More topics will be announced here