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The first heavy-fermion superconductor CeCu2Si2 was thought to have d-wave gap with node, until recent new measurements evident a fully opened gap. Recently, scientists from MPI-CPfS, Zhejiang University, Rice University and the University of Augsburg found a resolution to this puzzle based on measurements of the London penetration depth, which reconcile the d-wave pairing symmetry and nodeless gap structure.

Solving a new puzzle for the first heavy fermion superconductor

May 17, 2018

The first heavy-fermion superconductor CeCu2Si2 was thought to have d-wave gap with node, until recent new measurements evident a fully opened gap. Recently, scientists from MPI-CPfS, Zhejiang University, Rice University and the University of Augsburg found a resolution to this puzzle based on measurements of the London penetration depth, which reconcile the d-wave pairing symmetry and nodeless gap structure. [more]
Warm congratulations to Max Planck Research Group Leader Dr. Philip Moll, who has been awarded the 2018 Nicolas Kurti Science Prize for Europe. 
 

Nicolas Kurti Science Prize: Congratulations to Dr. Philip Moll

May 08, 2018

Warm congratulations to Max Planck Research Group Leader Dr. Philip Moll, who has been awarded the 2018 Nicolas Kurti Science Prize for Europe. 

 

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We are delighted to announce that Dr. Mark Barber, whose Otto Hahn Medaille we announced on 20 April 2018, has also won a Springer Thesis Award.

Second congratulations to Dr. Mark Barber

May 04, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Mark Barber, whose Otto Hahn Medaille we announced on 20 April 2018, has also won a Springer Thesis Award. [more]
A combined experimental and computational study carried out by scientists from the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan, reveals the intrinsic structural complexity of boron carbide. Modifications of the CBC chain in the reference pattern CBC+B12 yield sizeable negative energies of formation. Consistent with the computational work, the precise crystal structure determination and the high-resolution transmission-electron microscopy imaging verify substantial modifications in the CBC chain.

Unprecedented insights into the local atomic arrangements and band structure of boron carbide

April 20, 2018

A combined experimental and computational study carried out by scientists from the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan, reveals the intrinsic structural complexity of boron carbide. Modifications of the CBC chain in the reference pattern CBC+B12 yield sizeable negative energies of formation. Consistent with the computational work, the precise crystal structure determination and the high-resolution transmission-electron microscopy imaging verify substantial modifications in the CBC chain. [more]
Vom 18. – 20. April 2018 fand im Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe die 22. Jahrestagung der Gleichstellungsbeauftragten der Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) statt.

22. Jahrestagung der Gleichstellungsbeauftragten der Max-Planck-Institute am MPI CPfS

April 20, 2018

Vom 18. – 20. April 2018 fand im Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe die 22. Jahrestagung der Gleichstellungsbeauftragten der Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) statt. [more]
We are delighted to announce that Mark Barber from the Physics of Quantum Materials department has been awarded an Otto Hahn Medaille by the Max Planck Society for his doctoral thesis research.

Otto Hahn Medaille: Congratulations to Dr. Mark Barber 

April 20, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Mark Barber from the Physics of Quantum Materials department has been awarded an Otto Hahn Medaille by the Max Planck Society for his doctoral thesis research. [more]
Ductility is a characteristic feature of metals and metallic materials, but rarely observed for semiconductors and insulators. Scientists from the MPI CPfS and the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics of the Chinese Academy of Science report extraordinary metal-like ductility for the semiconductor a-Ag2S. A unified picture was obtained by combining different manufacturing and physical characterization techniques with quantum chemical analysis of chemical bonding.

Ductile inorganic semiconductor at room temperature

April 09, 2018

Ductility is a characteristic feature of metals and metallic materials, but rarely observed for semiconductors and insulators. Scientists from the MPI CPfS and the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics of the Chinese Academy of Science report extraordinary metal-like ductility for the semiconductor a-Ag2S. A unified picture was obtained by combining different manufacturing and physical characterization techniques with quantum chemical analysis of chemical bonding.

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New X-ray spectra of the electronic structure of the transition metal oxide Ti2O3 reveal unprecedented electronic molecular detail about the transition from insulator to metal as temperature increases.

c-axis dimer and its electronic breakup: The insulator-to-metal transition in Ti2O3

April 05, 2018

New X-ray spectra of the electronic structure of the transition metal oxide Ti2O3 reveal unprecedented electronic molecular detail about the transition from insulator to metal as temperature increases.

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The Alexander von Humboldt foundation, Germany, awarded Satya a Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers. He is currently working as a postdoc with Prof. Claudia Felser.

Satya Narayan Guin receives a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

April 03, 2018

The Alexander von Humboldt foundation, Germany, awarded Satya a Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers. He is currently working as a postdoc with Prof. Claudia Felser. [more]
Since the beginning of the year, Claudia Felser has been a member of the Leopoldina.

Leopoldina: Claudia Felser

March 23, 2018

Since the beginning of the year, Claudia Felser has been a member of the Leopoldina. [more]

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