PhD Opportunities IMPRS-CPQM

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.

Learn more on the IMPRS-CPQM webpage.

Graduate Center for Quantum Materials

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.

Max Planck Graduate Center for Quantum Materials

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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...

It was with great sadness that we learned of the sudden death of Shoucheng Zhang, who was external member of our institute and one of the leading condensed matter theorists of his generation.

Obituary Shoucheng Zhang

December 12, 2018

It was with great sadness that we learned of the sudden death of Shoucheng Zhang, who was external member of our institute and one of the leading condensed matter theorists of his generation. [more]
High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without losses. However, a rigid charge order prevents superconductivity. In an international collaboration, researchers have studied the competing states with high-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering and found that high uniaxial pressure orders the electrons. Their study provides new insights into the function of electronically correlated materials.

High pressure orders electrons

December 10, 2018

High-temperature superconductors can transport electrical energy without losses. However, a rigid charge order prevents superconductivity. In an international collaboration, researchers have studied the competing states with high-resolution inelastic X-ray scattering and found that high uniaxial pressure orders the electrons. Their study provides new insights into the function of electronically correlated materials. [more]
76 Max Planck scientists among the most highly cited researchers 2018

Influential authors, Max Planck Press Release

November 29, 2018

76 Max Planck scientists among the most highly cited researchers 2018 [more]
Warmest congratulations to Dr Hilary Noad, who has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers.

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Hilary Noad

November 26, 2018

Warmest congratulations to Dr Hilary Noad, who has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers.

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The topological nature of the surface states in SmB6 is exposed by means of scanning tunneling spectroscopy on samples with magnetic substituents or by using magnetic tunneling tips. These local measurements are complemented by global transport measurements on identical samples.

Revealing the topological nature of the surface states in SmB6

November 09, 2018

The topological nature of the surface states in SmB6 is exposed by means of scanning tunneling spectroscopy on samples with magnetic substituents or by using magnetic tunneling tips. These local measurements are complemented by global transport measurements on identical samples. [more]
Professor Andy Mackenzie has been awarded a Hanna Visiting Professorship at Stanford University.

Hanna Visiting Professorship for Andy Mackenzie

November 05, 2018

Professor Andy Mackenzie has been awarded a Hanna Visiting Professorship at Stanford University. [more]
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Claudia Felser was awarded with the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials for the year 2019.

Winner of the 2019 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials

October 26, 2018

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Claudia Felser was awarded with the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials for the year 2019. [more]
Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht, aber Quantenmaterialien nicht - Exzellenzcluster ct.qmat der Universitäten Dresden und Würzburg

Materialien nach Maß

October 16, 2018

Marmor, Stein und Eisen bricht, aber Quantenmaterialien nicht - 
Exzellenzcluster ct.qmat der Universitäten Dresden und Würzburg [more]
On 19th Sept. 2018, there was a racially motivated assault on a foreign PhD student in a tram of DVB. In an open letter, the PhD representatives from six Dresden research institutes clearly position themselves against any violence and oppression towards other people on the basis of their origin or culture. Furthermore, they emphasize the importance of an open and diverse society, especially for Dresden as a research location.

To the citizens of Dresden

October 11, 2018

On 19th Sept. 2018, there was a racially motivated assault on a foreign PhD student in a tram of DVB. In an open letter, the PhD representatives from six Dresden research institutes clearly position themselves against any violence and oppression towards other people on the basis of their origin or culture. Furthermore, they emphasize the importance of an open and diverse society, especially for Dresden as a research location.

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Hydrodynamic electron flow can only be observed in high-purity quantum materials. An international team of members from the IBM Research Laboratory Zurich, the University of Hamburg and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids has now found signatures of electron hydrodynamics in the semimetal tungsten diphosphide. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications.

Electrons go with the flow

October 05, 2018

Hydrodynamic electron flow can only be observed in high-purity quantum materials. An international team of members from the IBM Research Laboratory Zurich, the University of Hamburg and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids has now found signatures of electron hydrodynamics in the semimetal tungsten diphosphide. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications. [more]
A universal strategy based on electrochemically induced fast reconstruction of amorphous nanofilm precursors is proposed for exploring ultrahigh mass activity and extremely stable bifunctional water splitting catalysts. The facile reconstruction strategy is promising for the development of novel efficient catalysts for other advanced energy conversion and storage devices.

A universal strategy to design superior water splitting electrocatalysts with in situ fast surface reconstruction

October 05, 2018

A universal strategy based on electrochemically induced fast reconstruction of amorphous nanofilm precursors is proposed for exploring ultrahigh mass activity and extremely stable bifunctional water splitting catalysts. The facile reconstruction strategy is promising for the development of novel efficient catalysts for other advanced energy conversion and storage devices.

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