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520018 SE Literature seminar complex materials and hybrid systems (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 52 - Doktoratsstudium Physik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: English



Time and place for the seminar will be agreed on during the kick-off meeting. The kick-off meeting will be announced after the registration period has ended.

UPDATE: The seminar will take place in a digital form on Thursdays at 16:00-17:30. The link to the seminar will be sent to all participants via email.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The participants present and discuss new research findings (including own results) in the areas of novel materials, low-dimensional solids, methods for their characterization, and related topics. The seminar is intended primarily for students who currently prepare Master-, Bachelor- or Doctoral thesis works in these areas. Language of the course is English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Each student will need to present articles from pre-selected journals when their turn comes and their own research progress. Once per semester each of the students hosts one of the seminar sessions.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The students will learn to distill scientific literature to its essential message and to read literature critically. In following discussions the methodology and presented results of each article are evaluated. The grade of the students will be based on their presentations (2/3) as well as their participation in the discussion (1/3). The minimum requirement for passing the course is one progress presentation, article presentations and one hosted session during the course.

Examination topics

The article presentations are expected to be delivered within 5 minutes with the help of the article and possible its supplementary material projected on a screen. The progress presentations should be limited to 15 min.

Reading list

Literature will be provided during the course.

Association in the course directory


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