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The Superconductivity of Sr<sub>2</sub>RuO<sub>4</sub> Under c-Axis Uniaxial Stress

A team of scientists from the MPI CPFS and Stockholm, Tsukuba, Oxford, Toronto, St Andrews and Birmingham combined focused ion beam microstructuring and uniaxial pressure to achieve a record value of uniaxial pressure for the unconventional superconductor Sr2RuO4 and found that the superconducting state of Sr2RuO4 evolved surprisingly. more

Liebig Medal

Liebig Medal

July 26, 2022

Claudia Felser receives the Liebig Medal of the GDCh.

Ultra-high precision thermodynamics of unconventional superconductivity

Working with a new experimental technique called the ac elastocaloric effect, a team of scientists from Dresden, Karlsruhe, St Andrews, Cornell, Tsukuba and Stanford has mapped out the so-called phase diagram of the unconventional superconductor Sr2RuO4. The results narrow down the on-going, 25 years quest to understand the superconductivity of Sr2RuO4 and set a benchmark for future work. more

Dragon Boat Festival

As every year, our Institute's "PLANCKTON" team showed strength and endurance at the Dragon Boat Festival! more

A proof of odd-parity superconductivity

Observations reveal the angle dependence of the magnetic field needed to suppress superconductivity in CeRh2As2. Uniquely, the behavior of “odd parity” superconductors is revealed.  more

Congratulations to Natalia Gloriozova: Best Poster Award at SCTE-2022

Natalia wins Best Poster award at International Conference on Solid Compounds of Transition Elements (SCTE) in Bordeaux, France more

CPfS Team started at 13th Rewe Team Challenge<br /> 

20 Colleagues from the institute successfully participated in the run through the city center of Dresden. more

Electrons in a crystal exhibit linked and knotted quantum twists

New experiments reveal an elaborate linked quantum structure.


Everything is Topological

An international research team has discovered that topological electronic states are present in nearly every known material for every electron in the crystal configuration. Appearing this week in Science, the team’s discovery of ubiquitous band topology has motivated re-examining previous experimental data for overlooked topological features, and suggests that the century-old field of band theory should be restructured, with topology joining chemistry and geometry on equal footing.

A ‘fast lane’ for electrons<br /> 

The study of ultra-pure materials still has many ways to surprise and delight! For delafossite metals it was shown that wires sculpted from the same single crystal have very different resistivities depending on the angle at which they are cut.  From the fundamental physics point of view, the laws of bulk resistivity are being broken.

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel fellowship for Joshua Goldberger<br /> 

We are happy to announce that Professor Joshua Goldberger from The Ohio State University in the United States has been awarded a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel fellowship sponsored by the Humboldt foundation. This prestigious fellowship entitles him to spend a sabbatical in Germany, most of the time at our institute in the department of Solid State Chemistry. more

Quantum Materials out of Equilibrium

Maia Vergniory co-authored the feature story in Physics Today more

Control of Bistable Antiferromagnetic States for Spintronics

Two bistable and reversibly controllable antiferromagnetic states in strained BiFeO3 (BFO) films are discovered. These two non-volatile antiferromagnetic states are successfully patterned with a non-contact approach combining both optical and magnetic methods. The written antiferromagnetic pattern is electrically readable with at least 30% signal difference. This work promises an efficient route toward practical applications of antiferromagnetic spintronics. more

Spintronic goes chiral<br /><br /><br /> 

Spintronic devices are based on using the fundamental spin of electrons to carry and store information. Their use would not require charge currents for their operation and would lead to improved energy efficiency with lower power consumption, higher data processing speed and better integration of memory and logic. However, suitable materials for new spintronic implementations are needed. Their fabrication as well as analysis require state-of-the-art methods from nanotechnology. This is why researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids and the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS have launched a joint project to investigate novel materials for spintronics. The project is being funded by Sächsische Aufbaubank.

Wilhelm Ostwald Medal<br /> 

Claudia Felser receives the Wilhelm Ostwald Medal of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig. more

When a band falls flat: Searching for flatness in materials

International collaboration, led by DIPC and Princeton, creates a catalogue of materials that could impact quantum technologies

Ukraine Scientific Scholarship Program Dresden (UKRAPRO)

The scholarship program aims at supporting Ukrainian scientists. more

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Sandra Ruiz Gomez

Congratulations to Sandra Ruiz Gomez, who has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship in the Spin3D group! more

The interplay between Topology and Magnetism has a bright future

The new review paper on magnetic topological materials of Andrei Bernevig, Princeton University, USA, Haim Beidenkopf, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute of Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany, introduces the new theoretical concept that interweave magnetism and topology. It identifies and surveys potential new magnetic topological materials, mentions their possible future applications in spin and quantum electronics and as materials for efficient energy conversion. more

N. Kumar + J. Gayles

Dr. Nitesh Kumar and Dr. Jacob Gayles, both former group leaders in the department of Solid State Chemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Physics of Solids will head two newly established Max Planck Partner Groups.

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