The Yearbook 2018 of the Max Planck Society is online. The contribution of our institute describes for the general audience how researchers around Elena Hassinger make electrons in metals oscillate in high magnetic fields in order to get out their extraordinary electric transport properties.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.