About the institute

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI CPfS) in Dresden conducts research with the aim of discovering and understanding new materials with unusual properties.

Chemists and physicists, syntheticians, experimenters and theorists work together to investigate how the chemical composition, the arrangement of atoms and external forces affect the magnetic, electronic and chemical properties of compounds. They use the most modern instruments and methods for this purpose.

New quantum materials, effects and materials for energy conversion are the result of this interdisciplinary collaboration.

The MPI CPfS (www.cpfs.mpg.de) is part of the Max Planck Society and was founded in Dresden in 1995. It employs about 280 people, of which about 180 are scientists, including 70 PhD students.

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