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The International Max Planck Research School for Chemistry and Physics of Quantum Materials offers a highly attractive overall package of PhD level research on materials chemistry and physics.

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In the Graduate Center, six Max Planck Institutes including MPI CPfS bring together their expertise in the research of quantum materials and offer a unique graduate program in this intriguing research area.

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Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids

Chemistry meets Physics - Physics meets Chemistry

Our mission : To perform world-leading fundamental research on the properties of materials, working at the boundaries of solid state chemistry and condensed matter physics. More...

Recently, the iron chalcogenides received considerable attention in the condensed physics community

Magnetic shape memory effects and magneto-structural coupling in Fe1+yTe

August 08, 2019

Recently, the iron chalcogenides received considerable attention in the condensed physics community [more]
Dr. Ricardo D. dos Reis, a former postdoctoral fellow in the department of Physics of Quantum Materials at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Physics of Solids, will head the newly established Max Planck Partner Group based at SIRIUS, the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, LNLS, in Campinas, Brazil.

Ricardo dos Reis heading new Max Planck Partner Group in Brazil

August 08, 2019

Dr. Ricardo D. dos Reis, a former postdoctoral fellow in the department of Physics of Quantum Materials at the Max Planck Institute of Chemical Physics of Solids, will head the newly established Max Planck Partner Group based at SIRIUS, the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, LNLS, in Campinas, Brazil. [more]
Dr. Chi-Nan Wu was awarded the best poster prize at the 4th Functional Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Technology Conference held in Lisbon, Portugal.

OTF 2019 Poster Award Winner

July 24, 2019

Dr. Chi-Nan Wu was awarded the best poster prize at the 4th Functional Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Technology Conference held in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Chiral topology is the new frontier in the field of quantum matter. In the recent study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden discovered new fermions beyond the concept of the conventional Weyl, Dirac or Majorana fermions in chiral crystals. The new findings promises vast opportunities for future quantum applications.

Discovery of new fermions in topological chiral crystals

July 18, 2019

Chiral topology is the new frontier in the field of quantum matter. In the recent study, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden discovered new fermions beyond the concept of the conventional Weyl, Dirac or Majorana fermions in chiral crystals. The new findings promises vast opportunities for future quantum applications. [more]
Dr. Brett Leedahl was awarded with the Poster Session Award at the 11th International Conference on Inelastic X-ray Scattering (IXS 2019) held at Stony Brook, USA, in 24-28 June 2019.

IXS 2019 Poster Session Award Winner

July 18, 2019

Dr. Brett Leedahl was awarded with the Poster Session Award at the 11th International Conference on Inelastic X-ray Scattering (IXS 2019) held at Stony Brook, USA, in 24-28 June 2019. [more]
Since his retirement, Martin Jansen has been coordinating the group "Functional Oxides" of the Department of Solid State Chemistry at our institute as a guest scientist and professor emeritus.  We are very pleased about the successful joint research and congratulate Martin Jansen on this high award.

Prof. Dr. Martin Jansen is awarded the Otto-Hahn Prize 2019

July 17, 2019

Since his retirement, Martin Jansen has been coordinating the group "Functional Oxides" of the Department of Solid State Chemistry at our institute as a guest scientist and professor emeritus.  We are very pleased about the successful joint research and congratulate Martin Jansen on this high award. [more]
The 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was dedicated to physics and took place on the island of Lindau between 30 June and 5 July 2019.

Four young scientists from MPI CPfS attend 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

July 11, 2019

The 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was dedicated to physics and took place on the island of Lindau between 30 June and 5 July 2019. [more]
On June 22nd, 62 dragon boat teams competed on the Elbe river in Dresden for trophies and ice cream.

Team PLANCKTON at the 28th Dragon Boat Festival in Dresden

July 09, 2019

On June 22nd, 62 dragon boat teams competed on the Elbe river in Dresden for trophies and ice cream.

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The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids congratulates physicist Dr. Eteri Svanidze on her 2019 Minerva-Fast-Track Position. The pilot project, Minerva-Fast-Track program of the Max Planck Society offers outstanding female scientists a chance to plan their careers for the long-term.

Minerva-Fast-Track Position for Dr. Eteri Svanidze

July 01, 2019

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids congratulates physicist Dr. Eteri Svanidze on her 2019 Minerva-Fast-Track Position. The pilot project, Minerva-Fast-Track program of the Max Planck Society offers outstanding female scientists a chance to plan their careers for the long-term. [more]
Superconductors are quantum materials that are perfect transmitters of electricity and electronic information. Presently, cuprates are the best candidate for highest temperature superconductivity at ambient pressure, operating at approximately -120 oC.  Improving this involves understanding competing phases, one of which has now been identified.

Discovery of Field-Induced Pair Density Wave State in Cuprate High Temperature Superconductors

June 07, 2019

Superconductors are quantum materials that are perfect transmitters of electricity and electronic information. Presently, cuprates are the best candidate for highest temperature superconductivity at ambient pressure, operating at approximately -120 oC.  Improving this involves understanding competing phases, one of which has now been identified. [more]
Lead-halide perovskite materials have a realistic perspective to play an important role in future photovoltaic devices. In our study, we have demonstrated that thermal expansion is a powerful technique to precisely determine phase transition temperatures. Since any structural change has severe impact on the phononic and electronic structure, the information provided by this study can be employed strategically to predict changes in the optical and charge transport properties that are currently under intense investigation.

Tracking Structural Phase Transitions in Lead-Halide Perovskites by Means of Thermal Expansion

May 15, 2019

Lead-halide perovskite materials have a realistic perspective to play an important role in future photovoltaic devices. In our study, we have demonstrated that thermal expansion is a powerful technique to precisely determine phase transition temperatures. Since any structural change has severe impact on the phononic and electronic structure, the information provided by this study can be employed strategically to predict changes in the optical and charge transport properties that are currently under intense investigation. [more]
The newly constructed MPI-NSRRC TPS 45A beamline has been inaugurated on 7-May-2019 in the presence of the German Ambassador in Taiwan and the Deputy Minister of the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology.

Inauguration of the new MPI-NSRRC beamline in Taiwan

May 10, 2019

The newly constructed MPI-NSRRC TPS 45A beamline has been inaugurated on 7-May-2019 in the presence of the German Ambassador in Taiwan and the Deputy Minister of the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology.

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Ferromagnetism with parallel arrangement of magnetic moments and antiferromagnetism with an antiparallel one are two textbooks examples of magnetic orders. We report a discovery of a new type of magnetic order realized in Ca3Ru2O7 when a magnetic field is applied along a special direction in a crystal. A coupling between antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic orders leads to a magnetic texture, which sways from parallel to antiparallel alignment of moments on lengthscales of a few tens of nanometers.

Metamagnetic texture in a polar antiferromagnet

May 10, 2019

Ferromagnetism with parallel arrangement of magnetic moments and antiferromagnetism with an antiparallel one are two textbooks examples of magnetic orders. We report a discovery of a new type of magnetic order realized in Ca3Ru2O7 when a magnetic field is applied along a special direction in a crystal. A coupling between antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic orders leads to a magnetic texture, which sways from parallel to antiparallel alignment of moments on lengthscales of a few tens of nanometers. [more]
The elections of the Section Gender Equality Officers of the Max Planck Society for the period from May 2019 to May 2021 took place from 04th to 23rd of April 2019. Gudrun Auffermann was elected as Section Gender Equality Officer of the Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section.

Recently elected Section Gender Equality Officers of the Max Planck Society

May 06, 2019

The elections of the Section Gender Equality Officers of the Max Planck Society for the period from May 2019 to May 2021 took place from 04th to 23rd of April 2019. Gudrun Auffermann was elected as Section Gender Equality Officer of the Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section. [more]

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