The Institute has substantial experimental and theoretical research programs that are focussed on novel materials with useful functionalities. Of particular interest are spintronic materials and devices, neuromorphic devices and systems, nano-photonics, topological metals and insulators. The Institute is involved in extensive collaborative research projects, both National and International, with partners in China, India, Europe including Israel, and the USA.

Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics with main entrance

The Institute has substantial experimental and theoretical research programs that are focussed on novel materials with useful functionalities. Of particular interest are spintronic materials and devices, neuromorphic devices and systems, nano-photonics, topological metals and insulators. The Institute is involved in extensive collaborative research projects, both National and International, with partners in China, India, Europe including Israel, and the USA.

The Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics is one of about 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society. This film gives a small insight into the current developments and diverse activities of the institute.

Image movie of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics

The Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics is one of about 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society. This film gives a small insight into the current developments and diverse activities of the institute.

Joyce Poon and Stuart Parkin

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Joyce Poon and Stuart Parkin

IMPRS-STNS is a dynamic school that tailors the teaching to each doctoral student individually. In addition to their research projects, IMPRS-STNS graduates are given the opportunity to take part in a complementary training programme.

International Max Planck Research School for Science & Technology of Nano-Systems

IMPRS-STNS is a dynamic school that tailors the teaching to each doctoral student individually. In addition to their research projects, IMPRS-STNS graduates are given the opportunity to take part in a complementary training programme.

The institute has an extensive infrastructure that includes a state of the art modelshop, electronics workshop, a supercomputer, and a clean-room, as well as a wide range of modern experimental facilities.

Laboratory

The institute has an extensive infrastructure that includes a state of the art modelshop, electronics workshop, a supercomputer, and a clean-room, as well as a wide range of modern experimental facilities.

We created a new open space area for discussions, and meetings. This should help to foster interaction among the members of the institute and any visitors.

Meeting area

We created a new open space area for discussions, and meetings. This should help to foster interaction among the members of the institute and any visitors.

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Dr. Mazhar Ali selected as one of JPCM’s Emerging Leaders of 2019

May 08, 2020

Dr. Mazhar N. Ali, the Alexander von Humboldt Sofia Kovalevskaja Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, has been selected as one of the “Emerging Leaders of 2019” by the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (JPCM).

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March 11, 2020

Magnetic whirls in future data storage devices

March 04, 2020

Magnetic (anti)skyrmions are microscopically small whirls that are found in special classes of magnetic materials. These nano-objects could be used to host digital data by their presence or absence in a sequence along a magnetic stripe. A team of ...

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