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ERC Starting Grant for Uri Vool

Uri Vool was awarded a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He is an independent group leader at the MPI-CPfS, and will use the grant to explore novel superconductors by integrating them into hybrid quantum circuits. more

GDCh Poster award for Chia-Chi Yu

IMPRS-CPQM student Chia-Chi Yu won a poster Prize at the 21st GDCh Conference on Inorganic Chemistry, Solid-State Chemistry, and Materials Research in  Marburg (September 27-28, 2022). more

Maia G. Vergniory<br /> 

Maia G. Vergniory 

October 19, 2022

Maia G. Vergniory, a researcher in our department of Solid State Chemistry, has recently been elected as APS Fellow by the American Physical Society (APS) for her pioneering work developing a new theory known as Topological Quantum Chemistry that has allowed to identify thousands of new topological materials. more

Changing direction: Research team discovers switchable electronic chirality in an achiral Kagome superconductor<br /> 

A team of researchers from MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids and the MPI for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in collaboration with researchers from Switzerland and Spain has reported the first observation in a structurally achiral crystal, the Kagome superconductor CsV3Sb5. Their work has been published in the current issue of Nature. more

Professor Séamus Davis awarded the Buckley Prize<br /> 

We offer our warm congratulations to our Max Planck Fellow Professor J.C. Séamus Davis of the University of Oxford and University College Cork, who has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Oliver E. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society. more

“For Women in Science” award

Dr. Eteri Svanidze was honored with this year's award within the L'Oréal-UNESCO funding program "For Women in Science". We warmly congratulate Dr. Svanidze on this award. more

Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students abroad<br /> 

Our former PhD student Qun Yang has been awarded the “2021 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad” by the China Scholarship Council. more

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

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