Professor Frank Steglich is awarded the Fritz London Memorial Prize. more

The research teams of Hao Tjeng from the MPI-CPfS, Andrea Severing from the University of Cologne, Antoine Maignan from CRISMAT Laboratory Caen, and Maurits Haverkort from the University of Heidelberg have succeeded in determining the electronic orbital that is responsible for the Ising magnetism in Ca3Co2O6. A direct image of the donut-shaped orbital has been made using the new Max Planck end-station at German Electron Synchrotron DESY in Hamburg. more

A collaboration between our Institute and the group of Stuart Brown at the University of California Los Angeles has discovered that one of the foundational experiments performed on the famous superconductor Sr2RuO4 gave an incorrect result.  This realisation both solves an outstanding experimental puzzle and reinvigorates this field of research. more

Natalia Gloriozova was awarded the best poster prize at the 17th European Conference on Solid State Chemistry (ECSSC) in Lille, France. more

Imagine a world in which electricity could flow through the grid without any losses or where all the data in the world could be stored in the cloud without the need for power stations.  This seems unimaginable but a path towards such a dream has opened with the discovery of a new family of materials with magical properties. more

Am 19. September 2019 wurde die Ausstellung „Chemistry meets Art“ mit Werken von Dr. Sabine Wrabetz (Wissenschaftlerin am FHI der MPG in Berlin) am MPI CPfS eröffnet. more

The Wolfgang Johannes Hönle - Foundation for „Art and Chemistry“ allows the opening of a new art exhibition with works by Sabine Wrabetz at the MPI CPfS in Dresden this month. more

Be5Pt is a rare representative of semiconductors, formed by metallic elements only. The gap in the band structure appears because of the combination of relativistic effects with the unique chemical bonding picture containing polar two-atomic and multi-atomic Pt-Be interactions. more

The new cage compound MgSi5 forms at extreme conditions in a multi-anvil device. The new framework motif features conventional Si-Si bonds in the network plus a new type of multi-center bonding between the silicon and the magnesium atoms in the cages. more

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