Quantum Theory of Materials

We calculate and analyse the complex structural, electronic, magnetic and transport quantities of quantum materials — for fundamental research and practical applications.

Head: Prof. Dr. Stefan Blügel

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Skyrmion Research: Braids of Nanovortices Discovered

A team of scientists from Germany, Sweden and China has discovered a new physical phenomenon: complex braided structures made of tiny magnetic vortices known as skyrmions. Skyrmions could provide a possible basis for innovative concepts in information processing that offer better performance and lower energy consumption.

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PGI Colloquium: Prof. Dr. Albert Polman, NWO-Institute AMOLF, the Netherlands

We use cathodoluminescence imaging spectroscopy (CL) as a powerful tool to characterize optical metasurfaces at deep-subwavelength spatial resolution.[1] In CL, a 5-30 keV electron beam is raster-scanned over the surface while the emitted radiation in the optical and near-infrared spectral range is detected.

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Wanted: Young Research Scientists!

Are you looking for an exciting, challenging Master’s, PhD or postdoctoral position? Are you interested in research involving theoretical solid state physics, and do you enjoy developing numerical and computational methods?

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Joint Lab Virtual Materials Design

The goal of the JL-VMD is the development and validation of methods for computational material development.

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Young Investigators Group Prof. Samir Lounis

Functional Nanoscale Structure Probe and Simulation Laboratory

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Young Investigators Group Dr. Marjana Ležaić

Computational Nanoferronics Laboratory