NISE Department

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Prof. Dr. Stuart Parkin
Direktor / Director
Phone:+49 345 5582-657

Theory Department

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Prof. Dr. E. K. U. Gross
Direktor / Director
Phone:+49 345 5582-763

Max Planck Research Groups

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Dr. Mazhar Nawaz Ali
Group Leader
Phone:+49 345 5582 766
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Dr. Ingo Barth
Group Leader
Phone:+49 345 5582 764

Max Planck Fellow Groups

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Prof. Dr. Ingrid Mertig
Group Leader
Phone:+49 345 5525 430
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Prof. Dr. Wolf Widdra
Group Leader
Phone:+49 345 5525 360

Research Focus

Departments

A common theme underlying the projects in Parkin’s department is the creation of atomically engineered materials with novel properties. These “unnatural” materials are created by the deposition of atomically thick thin films using techniques ranging from molecular beam epitaxy, pulsed laser deposition, magnetron and ion beam sputtering to atomic layer deposition. Cognitive and spintronic materials are explored as well as research into hybrid and exotic materials such as: those that could support superconductivity at much higher temperatures than is possible today; materials that display unusual magnetic textures such as non-collinear magnetism and skyrmions; materials that only exist at interfaces, for example, between an ionic liquid and an oxide or metal; and materials that only exist on very short time-scales. A second important theme is the creation and characterization of devices, particularly those that extend into the third dimension.

NISE Department

A common theme underlying the projects in Parkin’s department is the creation of atomically engineered materials with novel properties. These “unnatural” materials are created by the deposition of atomically thick thin films using techniques ranging from molecular beam epitaxy, pulsed laser deposition, magnetron and ion beam sputtering to atomic layer deposition. Cognitive and spintronic materials are explored as well as research into hybrid and exotic materials such as: those that could support superconductivity at much higher temperatures than is possible today; materials that display unusual magnetic textures such as non-collinear magnetism and skyrmions; materials that only exist at interfaces, for example, between an ionic liquid and an oxide or metal; and materials that only exist on very short time-scales. A second important theme is the creation and characterization of devices, particularly those that extend into the third dimension. [more]

The focus of our research is on the following topics: Ab-initio theory of superconductivity, Optical properties of solids, Analysis and control of electron dynamics, Quantum transport, Correlated electron-nuclear motion, Development of functional theories for static and time-dependent quantum systems, ELK code development, Ab-initio theory of strongly-correlated systems, Oxidic surfaces and interfaces, Magnetic nanostructures and Magnons in complex materials.

Theory Department

The focus of our research is on the following topics: Ab-initio theory of superconductivity, Optical properties of solids, Analysis and control of electron dynamics, Quantum transport, Correlated electron-nuclear motion, Development of functional theories for static and time-dependent quantum systems, ELK code development, Ab-initio theory of strongly-correlated systems, Oxidic surfaces and interfaces, Magnetic nanostructures and Magnons in complex materials.
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Max Planck Research Groups

Current-Carrying Quantum Dynamics

The independent Max Planck Research Group (MPRG) "Current-Carrying Quantum Dynamics" (CCQD) led by Dr. Ingo Barth was started in December 2014. The research of the CCQD group focuses on three research subareas: Ionization dynamics in strong circularly polarized laser fields, Analysis and control of electron and nuclear currents, Development and documentation of STEM terms in German sign language. [more]

Humboldt - Sofja Kovalevskaja


Max Planck Fellow Groups

Fellow Group Ingrid Mertig

The activities of the Max Planck Fellow Group started in 2007. We do basic research in the field of solid state theory. We are interested in a material-specific and parameter-free description of nanostructured systems. Our research is based on density functional theory formulated in terms of Green functions. [more]

Max Planck Fellow Group Wolf Widdra

The Max Planck Fellow group under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Wolf Widdra started in July 2010 in the field of experimental surface science. The group focuses on the atomic and electronic structure of oxide surfaces and thin films. Methodologically, the Fellow group focuses on laser-based photoemission and developed high-repetition-rate pulsed laser sources with tunable photon energies between 1.5 and 40 eV. [more]
 
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