Dr. Qingge Mu from the Solid State Chemistry Department has left our institute in December 2021. She has taken up an associate professor position at the Institute of Physical Science and Information Technology at the Anhui University, Hefei, China. We wish Qingge all the best for her future career.
In an international collaboration, scientists of MPI CPfS have used state-of-the-art 3D printing and microscopy to provide a new glimpse of what happens when taking magnets to three-dimensions on the nanoscale – 1000 times smaller than a human hair. The studied magnetic double helices produce topological textures in the magnetic field, opening the door to the next generation of magnetic devices.
The Max Born Prize, jointly awarded by the British Institute of Physics (IOP) and the DPG for particularly valuable and timely scientific contributions to physics, will be awarded in 2022 to Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden.
Discovery and analysis of superconductivity in new classes of materials not only broadens fundamental knowledge of this phenomenon, but also brings us closer to unlocking their full application potential. In particular, unconventional superconductors offer new perspective on this century-old concept.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, together with collaborators at the Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati, have discovered, for the first time, a giant thermoelectric effect in an antiferromagnet.
Lead telluride is an important thermoelectric material but its metal-to-semiconductor transition above 230 °C is not fully understood. Here, atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy provides structural insights into this transition, explaining the metallic behavior by local structural changes leading to the formation of a dislocation network within the rock salt structure.
Recent research suggested that hydrodynamic electron flow in 3D conductors was possible, but exactly how it happened or how to observe it remained unknown. Until now. A team of researchers from Harvard, MIT and the Max Planck Institute Chemical Physics of Solids developed a theory to explain how hydrodynamic electron flow could occur in 3D materials and observed it for the first time using a new imaging technique.
The Microscopy Conference 2021 (MC2021) was held in digital format from August 22nd to 26th 2021 organized by TU Wien. The Microscopy Conference MC2021 is the largest and most important scientific event on this area in Europe and offers fascinating information about mainly electron microscopy methods and their applications in life sciences or materials sciences with over 700 participants from about 40 countries.
Über 5.000 Läufer haben am Mittwochabend am ersten Tag der REWE-Team-Challenge teilgenommen. Das MPI CPfS war mit 16 Laufbegeisterten in schicken neuen Shirts in den Max-Planck Farben mit dabei! In vier Teams, einem Frauen- und drei Männerteams, ging es auf der 5 km langen Strecke vom Kulturpalast durch die historische Innenstadt Dresdens zum Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion. Alle haben die stimmungsvolle Laufstrecke genossen und unser Frauenteam hat es fast in die Top 10 geschafft (Platz 14)!