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Farewell Qingge!

January 18, 2022

Dr. Qingge Mu from the Solid State Chemistry Department has left our institute in December 2021. She has taken up an associate professor position at the Institute of Physical Science and Information Technology at the Anhui University, Hefei, China. We wish Qingge all the best for her future career. more

The Max Born Prize, jointly awarded by the British Institute of Physics (IOP) and the DPG for particularly valuable and timely scientific contributions to physics, will be awarded in 2022 to Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden. more

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, together with collaborators at the Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati, have discovered, for the first time, a giant thermoelectric effect in an antiferromagnet. more


November 02, 2021

Dr. Yan Sun from the Solid State Chemistry Department has left our institute in October. more

Congratulations, Ben List and David MacMillan! more

The electronic structure of metallic materials determines the behavior of electron transport. Magnetic Weyl semimetals have a unique topological electronic structure - the electron's motion is dynamically linked to its spin. more

Dr. Guowei Li from the Solid State Chemistry Department has left our institute this month. However, he fortunately will stay in close cooperation with members of our institute. more

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has appointed Claudia Felser as an International Member under the auspices of the Applied Physics Section in recognition of her outstanding and continuing research accomplishments. more

Green hydrogen - produced from water electrolysis by using sustainable electricity - is getting more attention due to its potential to be used as energy carrier as well as building block for various industrial processes. Among both half-reactions of water electrolysis, Oxygen Evolution Reaction (OER) is kinetically more challenging and it requires advances in the development of innovative electrocatalysts. more

Topological materials are characterised by unique electronic and physical properties that are determined by the underlying topology of their electronic systems. Scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Microstructure Physics (Halle) and for Chemical Physics of Solids (Dresden) have now discovered that (TaSe4)2I is the first material in which a charge density wave induces a phase transition between the semimetal to insulator state. more

Claudia Felser, director at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, is one of the mostly cited researchers in the world in the category Physics. This is apparent from the list Highly Cited Researchers for 2020 which was published by the company Clarivate Analytics. more

Researchers demonstrate new high-throughput method for discovering magnetic topology more

Chiral crystals that have a distinct handedness have recently emerged as one of  the most exciting new classes of topological materials. An international research team from institutions in Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and China has now demonstrated that their crystal handedness directly determines how quasiparticles propagate and scatter at impurities in such materials. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, represents a significant advance towards novel chiral electronic devices. more

In topological materials, electrons can display behaviour that is fundamentally different from that in ‘conventional’ matter, and the magnitude of many such ‘exotic’ phenomena is directly proportional to an entity known as the Chern number. New experiments establish for the first time that the theoretically predicted maximum Chern number can be reached — and controlled — in a real material. more

Electrons in “chiral crystals”, solid-state materials with definite “handedness”, can behave in unexpected ways. An interdisciplinary team from research institutions in Germany and China has realized now a theoretically predicted peculiar electronic state in a chiral compound, PtGa, from the class of topological materials. The study which was published in the journal Nature Communications allows a fundamental understanding of the electronic properties of this novel semimetal. more

An outstanding collaboration combines materials science, experimental and theoretical physics. The work paves the way to new designed materials that combine in them multiple electrical functionalities. more

Imagine a world in which electricity could flow through the grid without any losses or where all the data in the world could be stored in the cloud without the need for power stations.  This seems unimaginable but a path towards such a dream has opened with the discovery of a new family of materials with magical properties. more

Chiral topology is the new frontier in the field of quantum matter. In the recent study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden discovered new fermions beyond the concept of the conventional Weyl, Dirac or Majorana fermions in chiral crystals. The new findings promises vast opportunities for future quantum applications. more

At its Spring Meeting in Boston, the American Physical Society (APS) has awarded the 2019 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials to Prof. Claudia Felser, Director at the Max Planck Institute Chemical Physics of Solids and Prof. Bogdan Andrei Bernevig, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, together with Xi Dai, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology “For the theoretical prediction, design and realization of non-magnetic and magnetic topological semi-metals and new types of topological insulators.” more

Once thought rare, strangely behaving substances called "topological materials" are in fact quite common, a finding that bodes well for their potential use in future electronics. An international team of researchers has assembled an online catalogue, based on the periodic table, to make it easy to design new versions of these unusual materials. more

76 Max Planck scientists among the most highly cited researchers 2018 more

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Claudia Felser was awarded with the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials for the year 2019. more

Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht, aber Quantenmaterialien nicht - 
Exzellenzcluster ct.qmat der Universitäten Dresden und Würzburg more

Hydrodynamic electron flow can only be observed in high-purity quantum materials. An international team of members from the IBM Research Laboratory Zurich, the University of Hamburg and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids has now found signatures of electron hydrodynamics in the semimetal tungsten diphosphide. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications. more

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