Teaching

Teaching of the experimental solid state physics courses is coordinated among research units Dynamics of Condensed Systems, Electronic Properties of Materials, Nanomagnetism and Magnonics, Physics of Functional Materials and Physics of Nanostructured Materials. Teaching coordinators are Jani Kotakoski and Markus Mezger.

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Information about theses projects in each of the groups can be found through these links:

Due to the current Covid-19-situation, some of the courses will be held online. Further information about the teaching-modes of the University of Vienna can be found here.


 Bachelor courses (summer term 2021)

Lecture

Experimental Physics II: Optics, Electromagnetism and Relativity (260016)

Lecturer(s): Dieter Süss, Thomas Waitz, Sebastian Zeilinger

This lecture will cover the following topics: special relativity (inertial systems, time dilatation, Lorentz transformation), electrostatics, electric currents, magnetostatics, time-dependent electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic oscillations and waves, geometric and wave optics.

When:
Monday, 9:00 - 10:15
Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:15

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Lecture

Advanced Materials (260056)

Lecturer(s): Andrii Chumak, Jani Kotakoski

The course gives an introduction to various concepts of modern advanced materials. The scope of the course includes a selection of in-depth topics in solid-state physics: semiconductors, low-dimensional materials, magnetic materials and nanostructures, spintronics hetero-structures and phenomena.

When:
Wednesday, 14:30 - 15:30
Thursday, 14:45 - 16:00

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 4.00

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Laboratory

Lab-Course: Nanotechnology: Concepts, Methods, Materials (260058)

Lecturer(s): Christian Rentenberger, Andrii Chumak, Martin Fally, Markus Mezger

This lab course offers an overview of the methodology and materials used in the nanotechnology field.

When:
tba

Where: online & in person

Note: A negative Covid-19 test is mandatory for participating in the classes.

ECTS-Credits: 7.00

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Laboratory

Lab Course II (260259)

Lecturer(s): see u:find

Work is divided in eLearning-phases and practical work in the labs (blended learning concept). The preparation for the experiments takes place in an eLearning environment. Conducting basic physical experiments in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetisme, optics, including the introduction and application of error analysis. Consolidation and increase of knowledge and understanding in physics. Learn to use simple instruments and laboratory devices. Learn to work in a team (small groups of 2 or 3 persons). Preliminary exercise for writing of scientific papers.

When:
group 1: Monday, 13:00 - 18:00
group 2: Tuesday, 13:00 - 18:00
group 3: Wednesday, 13:00 - 18:00
group 4: Thursday, 13:00 - 18:00
group 5: Friday, 8:45 - 13:45

Where: tba

ECTS-Credits: 9.00

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Laboratory

Lab-Course: Advanced Materials (260107)

Lecturer(s): Wolfgang Lang, Bernd Aichner, Katharina Holzweber, Jani Kotakoski, Thomas Pichler, Bogdan Sepiol, Hidetsugu Shiozawa, Georg Zagler

During the lab course, 4 experiments in the field of solid state physics will be carried out on 'Advanced Materials' and analysed. These tasks serve to acquire experimental knowledge and data, which can be examined in detail in a subsequent bachelor thesis.

When:
Thursday, 10:00 - 13:00

Where: online & in person

Note: A negative Covid-19 test is mandatory for participating in the classes.

ECTS-Credits: 7.00

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Seminar

Advanced Materials (260018)

Lecturer(s): Kimmo Mustonen, Barbora Budinská

The aim of the exercise classes is to support the learning on 260056 VO Advanced Materials (2021S) course and they form one unit with the former. The homework tasks will be distributed weekly via Moodle and are related to the topics covered in the online lecture. The solutions will be uploaded by the students to Moodle and discussed during the online meeting (via BBB platform).

When:
Thursday, 16:15 - 17:45

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 3.00

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Seminar

Bachelor's Seminar (260080)

Lecturer(s): see u:find

This course enables students to write a bachelor thesis within the new curriculum. The scientific question, which has been defined in advance with one of the participating teachers, is worked on under individual supervision and the results are written as a Bachelor thesis. In the seminar units, the students have the opportunity to present the content of the bachelor work to their colleagues.

When:
Friday, 10:15 - 12:00

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 7.00

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Seminar

Research at the Faculty of Physics (260041)

Lecturer(s): Toma Susi

This lecture course showcases the research pursued at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna. The faculty members will provide an introduction into the scientific background, the research questions and methods of the field, as well as into recent results of their research groups.

When:
Friday, 10:15 - 12:00

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 1.00

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Seminar

Bachelor Seminar (267000)

Lecturer(s): Franz Sachslehner

This seminar aims for all participating students to become familiar with the subject area, methods and formal requirements of the bachelor thesis, e.g. historic physical devices and literature as a source of knowledge on physics compared with today. Basically there is a wide range of topics.

When:
Thursday, 13:15 - 14:45

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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 Master courses (summer term 2021)

Lecture

Scattering, Microscopy and Spectroscopy (260067)

Lecturer(s): Toma Susi, Thomas Pichler

Microscopy and various types of spectroscopy are indispensable tools for materials physics, chemistry and biology, and their mastery is vital for wide areas of research. Electron microscopy in particular has become one of the most versatile techniques for materials science. To understand these techniques, the course will provide a unified description of the scattering of both light and particles, and especially of electrons used in electron microscopy. The course will introduce the physical principles alongside useful practical considerations for measurement and analysis.

When:
Monday, 9:00 - 10:30
Thursday, 9:00 - 10:30

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 6.00

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Lecture

Electronics with low-dimensional materials (520020)

Lecturer(s): Kimmo Mustonen, Jani Kotakoski

This course will cover the basic electronic devices based on low-dimensional materials. The emphasis will be placed on electrical, vibrational and optical properties and devices of graphene, carbon nanotubes and transition metal dichalcogenides. The course will be taught through lectures and exercises, and corroborated via student seminars. The seminar topics are decided during the course and will be based on recent scientific literature.

When:
Monday, 12:00 - 13:30

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Laboratory

Laboratory Solid State Physics: Modern Materials (260012)

Lecturer(s): Thomas Pichler, Bernd Eichner, Weili Cui, Jani Kotakoski, Wolfgang Lang, Juan Carlos Moreno López, Rajendra Singh

During this lab course 2 detailed experiments in the field of Solid State Physics will be conducted on advanced materials using modern research equipment. These examples will cover advanced materials with reduced dimensionality, such as fullerenes and nanotubes, biomaterials, high temperature superconductors, nanostructured metal surfaces, and semiconductors for photovoltaics. Basic topical issues of the nanoscopic and mesoscopic physics such as quantum correlation effects on phonons and electrons, quantum transport phenomena, local field effects, charge carrier type, injection and separation as well as structural confinement in metal surfaces and hybrid systems will be investigated.

When:
First meeting: 10.03.2021, 12:00, online
2 blocks during the semester

Where: tba

ECTS-Credits: 10.00

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Laboratory

Practical Class on Modern Microscopical Methods (260193)

Lecturer(s): Christian Rentenberger, Kimmo Mustonen, Toma Susi, Thomas Waitz, Georg Zagler

The aim of the practical class is to learn the physics background and to get personal experience when using modern microscopy methods. The different methods are used to analyse the microstructure of various specimens down to the atomic level. The practical class includes three different subjects of modern microscopy: Electron Microscopy, Scanning Probe Microscopy and Optical Microscopy with Digital Image Processing.

When:
First meeting: 11.03.2021, 13:00

Where: online & in person (tba)

Note: A negative Covid-19 test is mandatory for participating in the classes.

ECTS-Credits: 10.00

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Laboratory

Laboratory course - low dimensional solids (260079)

Lecturer(s): Jani Kotakoski, Weili Cui, Juan Carlos Moreno López, Thomas Pichler, Rajendra Singh, Georg Zagler

During this lab course, two detailed experiments in the field of Solid State Physics will be conducted using modern research equipment in groups of two students each. These examples will cover the synthesis of selected solids with reduced dimensionality, such as graphene, nanotubes, and thin films, their characterization with microscopic (scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy) and spectroscopic methods (Raman scattering, angle-resolved photoemission). Further, computer-based experiments (molecular dynamics) are planned within the lab course.

When:
First meeting: 10.03.2021, 12:00, online

Note: A negative Covid-19 test is mandatory for participating in the classes.

Where: tba

ECTS-Credits: 10.00

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Seminar

Seminar on modern materials (260021)

Lecturer(s): Thomas Pichler, Jani Kotakoski, Wolfgang Lang

Discussion of the current state of the art.

When:
First meeting: 10.03.2021, 12:00, online
Wednesday, 14:00 - 15:30

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

Literature seminar complex materials and hybrid systems II (520018)

Lecturer(s): Jani Kotakoski

The aim of the seminar is the discussion of current literature in the area of low-dimensional solids, with stress in microscopy, and is intended for PhD students and master students who are specializing in this field. During the semester, each student will give one presentation on their own work, and two or more short minute presentations of recent research articles. Additional progress reports will be presented by researchers from the research group.

When:
Monday, 16:00 - 17:30

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

Seminar - low dimensional solids (260054)

Lecturer(s): Jani Kotakoski, Thomas Pichler

Seminar to complement the lab course Niedrigdimensionale Festkörper. It is recommended, that the seminar is taken together with the lab course in the same semester.

When:
First meeting: 10.03.21, 12:00, online

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

Seminar on micro- and nanomaterials (520014)

Lecturer(s): Michael Zehetbauer, Hans-Peter Karnthaler

This seminar comprises lectures on current research projects of members of the research group "Physics of Nanostructured Materials", especially of its master students and doctorands; also external students of the Faculty of Physics with seminar-specific lecture themes are welcome. Moreover, renowned guest scientists are invited regularly to give lectures on current themes.

When:
Friday, 13:00 - 14:30

Where: online

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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