Christian Degen: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018
|Name||Prof. Dr. Christian Degen|
Laboratorium für Festkörperphysik
ETH Zürich, HPF F 6
|Telephone||+41 44 633 23 36|
|402-0034-10L||Physics II||4 credits||2V + 2U||C. Degen|
|Abstract||This is a two-semester course introducing students into the foundations of Modern Physics. Topics include electricity and magnetism, light, waves, quantum physics, solid state physics, and semiconductors. Selected topics with important applications in industry will also be considered.|
|Objective||The lecture is intended to promote critical, scientific thinking. Key concepts of Physics will be acquired, with a focus on technically relevant applications. At the end of the two semesters, students will have a good overview over the topics of classical and modern Physics.|
|Content||Introduction into Quantum Physics, Absorption and Emission of Electromagnetic Radiation, Basics of Solid State Physics, Semiconductors|
|Lecture notes||Lecture notes will be available in German.|
|Literature||Paul A. Tipler, Gene Mosca, Michael Basler und Renate Dohmen|
Physik: für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2009, 1636 Seiten, ca. 80 Euro.
Paul A. Tipler, Ralph A. Llewellyn
Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 2009, 982 Seiten, ca. 75 Euro.
|Prerequisites / Notice||No testat requirements for this lecture.|
|402-0101-00L||The Zurich Physics Colloquium||0 credits||1K||R. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, N. Beisert, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, K. Schawinski, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Occasionally, talks may be delivered in German.|
|402-0501-00L||Solid State Physics||0 credits||1S||G. Blatter, C. Degen, K. Ensslin, D. Pescia, M. Sigrist, A. Wallraff, A. Zheludev|
|402-0538-16L||Introduction to Magnetic Resonance for Physicists|
Does not take place this semester.
|6 credits||2V + 1U||C. Degen|
|Abstract||This course provides the fundamental principles of magnetic resonance and discusses its applications in physics and other disciplines.|
|Objective||Magnetic resonance is a textbook example of quantum mechanics that has made its way into numerous applications. It describes the response of nuclear and electronic spins to radio-frequency magnetic fields. The aim of this course is to provide the basic concepts of magnetic resonance while making connections of relevancy to other areas of science.|
After completing this course, students will understand the basic interactions of spins and how they are manipulated and detected. They will be able to calculate and simulate the quantum dynamics of spin systems. Examples of current-day applications in solid state physics, quantum information, magnetic resonance tomography, and biomolecular structure determination will also be integrated.
|Content||Fundamentals and Applications of Magnetic Resonance|
- Historical Perspective
- Bloch Equations
- Quantum Picture of Magnetic Resonance
- Spin Hamiltonian
- Pulsed Magnetic Resonance
- Spin Relaxation
- Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Ferromagnetic Resonance
- Signal Detection
- Modern Topics and Applications of Magnetic Resonance
|Lecture notes||Class Notes and Handouts|
|Literature||1) Charles Slichter, "Principles of Magnetic Resonance"|
2) Anatole Abragam, "The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism"
|Prerequisites / Notice||Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics is not formally required but highly advantageous.|