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Nanomagnetism und Nanoelectronics

Module PH1324

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2017 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2017SS 2015SS 2011

Basic Information

PH1324 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of student seminars for condensed matter physics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for Applied and Engineering Physics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
120 h 60 h 4 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH1324 is Christian Pfleiderer.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions



Recently, there has been a considerable interest in the study of magnetic metamaterials from the application (for e.g. from a next generation hard-disk data storage perspective) as well as fundamental physics perspectives (such as study of artificial spin ice systems). In the proseminar, the talks given by the students address timely topics covering various aspects of research in magnetic metamaterials, e.g., how magnetic metamaterial are prepared using nanofabrication techniques and can be studied using various experimental and simulation techniques. The supervisor will introduce the students to the relevant topics

Learning Outcome


The students will learn about the scientific topic itself, e.g., related to research considered in the excellence cluster "nanosystems initiative munich (NIM)" or the transregional research center TRR80 "From electronic correlations to functionality". Further, the students will learn about the oral presentation of a technical subject in a concise manner including the creation of relevant slides, the handling of modern presentation techniques and ad hoc scientific discussions. Talks will be given in English.



Lectures in experimental physics and the physics of condensed matter

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Please keep in mind that course announcements are regularly only completed in the semester before.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Journal articles to be studied, search for further source materials, creation of a presentation, techniques to be addressed: software for visualizaton and presentation, pc, beamer


Slides (powerpoint, adobe), handouts, chalk board


Literature containing basic information will be provided.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In the course of the seminar each student individually prepares a talk on a topic of current research. Based on this talk the learning outcome is tested.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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