138.063 laboratory course solid state theory
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, PR, 8.0h, 10.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 10.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to comprehend the materials presented in the lecture and to draw conclusions from them, as well as to actively communicate the contents presented during the lecture.

Subject of course

Possible topics: thermoelectrics nanostructured quantum dots cold atoms dynamical mean field theory dynamical vertex approximation for magnons More detailed example: Projektarbeit Renormalization group study of coupled quantum dots With the ongoing miniaturization in semiconductor technology, we are presently on an intermediate length scale, where engineers can still design computer chips using the laws of classical physics while physicists can already exploit genuine quantum effects. One day these might lead to a quantum computer - or not. What seems to be certain is that chip design will become much more complex in the future, since quantum effects need to be accounted for. For example, two quantum dots which, individually, are in the Coulomb blockade regime (non-conducting) become both conducting even though the interaction between them is purely electrostatic. This is because of the effect coined after Jun Kondo, albeit in terms of a pseudo-spin associated with the two quantum dots. The aim of the Projektarbeit is a more thorough understanding of the recent, well-controlled experiments by means of perturbative and/or numerical renormalization group studies.

Teaching methods

Interactive course

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Course registration

Registration modalities

jederzeit möglich


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Not specified
066 461 Technical Physics Not specified
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective


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Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of solid state physics