Yearbook of the MPS
- Von der Alchimie zur Quantendynamik
Material Sciences • Solid State Research
Research report (imported) 2011 - Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
From alchemy towards quantum dynamics: unravelling the secret of superducting, magnetism and structural instabilities in iron pnictides
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Dresden
The relationship between superconductivity, magnetism and structure in the recently discovered Iron-pnictide superconductors is presently one of the hot topics in solid state physics. These compounds are the subject of a broad research program at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, which includes crystal growth, measurements of a large variety of physical properties, up to theoretical calculations and modeling of the electronic properties. This collaborative research resulted in a significant progress in our understanding of the physics in those systems.