Low Temperature Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christian Enss
35 participants


MVCMP1.1 : (8 Credit Points): The course is a general introduction to the physics of matter at low temperatures and will provide a discussion of phenomena that uniquely occur near absolute zero. For example, when the thermal energy becomes small new macroscopic quantum states like superfluidity and superconductivity are formed. The course is divided into three sections: Quantum fluids, Properties of Solids and Refrigeration Techniques.

Module Parts

Lecture (4 hours/week)

Mon 11:15 - 13:00, INF 227, HS-2
Wed 11:15 - 13:00, INF 227, HS-2

Tutorial (2 hours/week)

Module Content

Properties of quantum fluids: super fluid 3He and 4He, normal fluid 3He,

Properties of solids at low temperatures: specific heat, thermal transport, electrical conductivity, magnetic properties, atomic tunnelling systems, superconductivity

Cooling techniques, thermometry

Tutorial Groups

Low Temperature Physics
summer term 2018
35 participants
Prof. Dr. Christian Enss
Office Hours: Mon 2pm-3pm
Office 01.106
Phone +49(0) 6221 54-9861

Secretary: Jessica Bender /
                  Béatrice Schwöbel
Phone +49(0) 6221 54-9860
Dr. Andreas Fleischmann

Office 00.309
Phone +49 (0) 6221 54-9880