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Quantum Sensing

Course 0000004120 in SS 2018

General Data

Course Type advanced seminar
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Semiconductor Nanostructures and Quantum Systems
Dates Thu, 13:00–14:30, WSI S101

Assignment to Modules

  • PH1440: Quantensensorik / Quantum Sensing
    This module is included in the following catalogs:
    • Catalogue of student seminars for condensed matter physics
    • Catalogue of student seminars for Applied and Engineering Physics

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks * First date ("Vorbesprechung"): 25.04.17 * Can we find a promising real-world application of quantum mechanics? This question has intrigued physicists ever since its development in the early twentieth century. Today, quantum computers and quantum cryptography are widely believed to be the most promising ones. Interestingly, however, this belief might turn out to be incomplete. In recent years a different class of applications has emerged that employs quantum mechanical systems as sensors for various physical quantities ranging from magnetic and electric fields, to time and frequency, to rotations, to temperature and pressure. In this seminar, students will acquire an overview of this rapidly evolving field of physics. Each participant will be asked to read literature about one specific technique and deliver a presentation. Possible topics will cover applications such as * atomic clocks and GPS * superconducting SQUID magnetic field sensors for sensing of currents in the brain * NV centers in diamond and their potential use for imaging of the magnetic fields of single molecules, hard disk write heads and neuronal currents.
Links E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

SS 2019 Quantum Sensing
Assistants: Irber, D.
Thu, 13:00–14:30, WSI S101
SS 2017 Quantum Sensing Tue, 14:00–16:00, WSI S101
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